The place (kshetra) was overgrown with badri trees (Indian jujube).

To protect Vishnu, her husband, from the sun, Lakshmi turned herself into a badri tree.

In India, the husband is the ‚Lord‘ of the wife, so he is called Lord (Natha) of Badri, Badri in this case is Lakshmi.

Other names for Badrikakshetra are Badrinath and Badrikashrama.

In a cave near Badrinath, in Mana, Vyasa dictated the Mahabharata to Ganesha. The homepage shows this scene.

Read about Badrinath here