Badrinath Dham Temple
The Badrinath Temple, also known as Badrinarayan Temple, is located in the city of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Badrinath Temple is the state’s last and the fourth most important pilgrimage of Char Dham. It is one of the four significant maths established by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the 8th century. There are four pilgrimage sites namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath which are collectively known as Char Dham.
Badrinath is situated at an altitude of about 3,100 meters in the Garhwal Himalayas, on the banks of the Alaknanda River, this holy city is located between the Nar and Narayan mountain ranges. Every year lakhs of pilgrims visit Shri Badrinath and Kedarnath temples. Pre-registration is mandatory for Yatra and Shri Kedarnath Temple. Pilgrims desirous of visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath temples can complete the registration online before starting the journey.
Badrinath Dham Temple Opening Date In 2023
Kapat Opening Date: The Kapat(doors) of Badrinath Dham will open on April 27 at 7.10 am. It is announced by the chief priest on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami, held in the month of February.
Kapat Closing Date: The closing date of Kapat has not been officially announced yet but most likely Kapat will close in November.
The best time to visit the Badrinath temple is from May to October.
Panch Badri Temple
The Panch Badri Temple is a combination of shrines and temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the Badri region – there are five temples in this region starting from Satopanth about 24 km above Badrinath to Nandprayag in the south.
Adi Badri is the first in Panch Badri. It is said that this is the temple where devotees of Lord Vishnu worship when Badrinath is inaccessible in winter. There are about seven temples that were built by the Gupta rulers between the 5th and 8th centuries.
The Badrinath Temple is located in the city of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Badrinath Temple is the state’s last and the fourth most important pilgrimage of Char Dham.
Bhavishya Badri is situated at a distance of 17 km from Joshimath in Subhain village at an altitude of 2744 meters. This temple has been prophesied to be the future Badrinath. It is said when evil spreads across the world, the Nar and Narayan mountains will be blocked and then the Badrinath will be inaccessible.
Vriddha Badri is located in Animath village, about 7 km from Joshimath. This is the place where Lord Vishnu appeared before the divine sage Narada in the form of an old man and performed penance. Hence, the idol in the temple is of an old man.
Yogdhyan Badri is 24 km from Joshimath located in the Pandukeshwar village. It is said that the Yogdhyan Badri temple is as old as the Badrinath temple. In this temple, the idol of Lord Vishnu is installed in meditation posture. According to the myth, after defeating and killing his cousin Kaurav in the Mahabharata war the Pandava brothers handed over their kingdom to King Parikshit and retired here.
Places To Visit In Badrinath Dham Temple
- Tapt Kund: Taptakund is a natural hot spring, situated between the Badrinath Temple and the Alaknanda River. This hot spring is on the right at the entrance of the shrine. Bathing in the hot water of Tapt Kund is a ritual. A common belief is rooted in the belief in the healing properties of the sulfur in the water and its goodness to absolve the devotee from all sins.
- Brahma Kapal: It is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River, about 2 kilometers from the Badrinath hills. Brahma Kapal is a place in Badrinath that holds great importance for Hindus. In Brahma Kapal, people pay homage to the dead souls of their forefathers.
- Neelkanth Peak: The Neelkanth peak is named after the lord Shiva and it is over the Alaknanda valley and the town of Badrinath at an altitude of 6,596 meters.
- Mata Murti Mandir: It is situated on the banks of river Alaknanda, 3 km from Badrinath Temple. It is believed to have been the mother of the twin brothers of Lord Vishnu, the avatars (avatars) Nara and Narayana. A fair is held every year in September on the eve of Shravan Dwadashi or Vamana Dwadashi
- Charanpaduka: Charan Paduka is situated at an altitude of 3,380 feet above sea level. You have to trek a steep climb of about 3 km from Badrinath town which will take you to Charan Paduka. According to Hindu mythology, Charanpaduka is the place where Lord Vishnu first set foot.
- Sheshnetra: It is a holy place,1.5 kilometers from Badrinath Temple. It is in the middle of two seasonal lakes on opposite banks of the Alaknanda. There exists a large rock that gives the impression of Shesh Nag, the mythical serpent of Lord Vishnu.
- Vasundhara Falls: Vasudhara Falls is a 125m waterfall located near Badrinath. You have to cover a distance of 3 km (up to Mana village) by road and walk another 6 km to reach the waterfall.
Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee-UK Head Office
- Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee-UK Saket, Lane Number 07, Canal Road Dehradun-Uttarakhand-248001
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