Adi Badri Temple

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Adi Badri Temple

Adi Badri Temple is one of the Important pilgrimages and a part of Panch Badri. It is situated at a distance of 17 km from Karnprayag on Ranikhet road in the Chamoli district. It is situated at the Sangam (where two river meet) of the Pindar river and Alaknanda river.

Adi Badri consists of 16 temples, and the temple was built during the Gupta period and from the 5th-8th century. The main shrine of Narayana has a raised platform in front, whose roof leads to a small pyramid-shaped enclosure, where the idol is placed. The idol of Vishnu is 1 meter high and carved on a black stone.  The temple is located 3 kilometers from Chandpur fort or Garhi located on the hilltop

The way to the temple used to go through Badarivan (Berrie’s forest). Hence, the suffix ‘Badri’ meaning berry is added to the seven sacred temples of Lord Vishnu.

Deity Lord Vishnu
Location Adi Badri Road, Karna Prayag, Uttarakhand
Distance 18 Km From Karan Prayag on Ranikhet Road
Best Time To Visit May to June and September to October
Darshan Timing 5 AM to 12 PM
2 PM to 9 PM
Entry Fees Free
Dress Code Traditional Wear
Festival Krishna Janmashtmi, Makar Sankranti

Festival Celebrated At Adi Badri Temple

Krishna Janmashtami: Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
Makar Sankranti: Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year in the month of January. The festival is dedicated to the Hindu God Surya. In the Hindu calendar, it is referred to as a specific solar day.

History Of Adi Badri Temple

  • It is believed that lord Vishnu used to live in Adi Badri during Satyug, Treta, and Dwapar.
  • During Kalyug, lord Vishnu shifted to Badrinath and hence it is known as Adi Badri.
  • It is believed that the Adi Shankaracharya built the Sapta Badri temples including Adi Badri during the Gupta period.
  • According to history, Maharishi Ved Vyas, who is known to have divided the Vedas into Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Atharvaveda, wrote the Bhagavad Gita at Adi Badri.

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Architecture Of Adi Badri Temple

  • The temple is spread over an area of 14 m x 30 m with 16 shrines.
  • The temple height varies from 2m to 6m.
  • The main temple is dedicated to the lord Vishnu and it has raised platform in front, whose roof leads to a small pyramid-shaped enclosure. The Vishnu idol is 1 m and carved on a tall black stone.
  • Other temples are dedicated to Shiva, Mantra Devi, and a kund(pond). The source of the kund is the Saraswati river.

Best Time To Visit Adi Badri Temple

The best time to visit Adi Badri is between May to June and September to October. Adi Badri is situated in beautiful surroundings and the road from Lodha to Adi Badri is in beautiful terrain, your journey will be soothing and enjoyable. In winter, temperature drop to a minus degree, hills are covered with snow, and the chance of landslides increases.

How To Reach Adi Badri Uttarakhand

BY AIR: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, which is 282 km from Yogdhyan Badri Tempe, located in Pandukeshwar. Then from the airport, you can take a taxi and bus to Rishikesh, and then from Rishikesh, you can get the bus to Adbadri, Karan Prayag.

By TRAIN: The nearest train station is Rishikesh and Haridwar. You can get the bus and taxi to Adbadri, Karan Prayag from Rishikesh, and Haridwar.

BY ROAD: From Karanprayag, you can take a taxi to Adi badri which is 9 km on a motorable road with Ranikhet, Nainital, and Ramnagar.

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