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Badrinath Temple

From the most important four sites in India's Char Dham Pilgrimage Badrinath Temple is one of them, which is located in Garhwal Hills tracks in Chamoli district along the banks of Alaknanda, Uttarakhand. It is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Best time of philosophy in Between the end of April and beginning of  November. The Three structure of temple are the Garbhagriha (sanctum), the Darshan Mandap (worship hall), and Sabha Mandap (convention hall). At the elevation of 3133 metes the temple is perched. In the temple, the statue of Lord Vishnu is about 3.3 feet tall and is made up of black stone which is worshipped by pilgrims as one of the eight forms of Lord Vishnu. The image is believed to have Vishnu in a dual form of Nara and Narayana.

Places to visit in Badrinath

  • Tapt Kund
  • Brahma Kapal
  • Neelkanth Peak
  • Mata Murti Temple
  • Charanpaduka
  • Narad Kund
  • Mana village
  • Vyas Cave
  • Ganesha Cave
  • Panch Dharas and Panch Shilas

History

Name of tirth Badrinath originates from the word Badri which is a type of wild berry. Lord Vishnu have done his penance over here. Goddess Mahalaxmi seeing the lord Vishnu doing his penance in open. To face the adverse wheather condition Goddess Mahalaxmi assumed to form a Badri Tree to provide Lord Vishnu a shelter, therfore the named Badri Nayaran. Narad rishi also did his penance over here. The image of Lord Vishnu is made up of Saligramam.

How to reach

Through Road : Roads to Badrinath Temple are from Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun.

Through Rail : Pilgrim can also go by rail. Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh.

Through Air : Pilgrim can also travel by airplane and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant.