About Badrinath Temple

Badrinath temple is a famous Hindu temple from the Chardham yatra circuit of Uttarakhand. The temple of Badrinath is dedicated to lord Vishnu and it is situated in the Badrinath town which is named after Badrinath temple. Thousand of lord Vishnu’s devotees visit the Badrinath temple every year, and it has a very significant place in the hearts of devotees. It is believed that the Badrinath temple was established by the 8th century philosopher and saint Adi Shankaracharya.

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Design of the Badrinath Temple

Architecture and Design: The Badrinath Temple is built in the traditional Indian temple architecture style, known as the Nagara style. This style is characterized by a tall twisted spire (shikhara) mounted on a square base. The temple's exteriors are made of stone and it displays complex carvings and sculptures depicting various deities and mythological figures of Hindu Religion.

Gate Design: The main entrance of the Badrinath temple, also known as the Singhdwar or Gate of Lions, is adorned with sculptures of lions and other Hindu mythological creatures and it symbolize strength, courage and protection. The presence of the lions in sculpture of the gate signifies the guardianship of the temple and its sanctity. The gate of the Badrinath temple which is elaborately decorated and it serves as the main entry point for devotees into the temple complex.

Interior Design: Inside the temple the walls are adorned with colourful paintings, carvings, and drawings show stories from Hindu mythology and religious books. These beautiful artworks make people feel uplifted and closer to their faith when they visit. They see scenes of gods, goddesses, and ancient stories all around them, which adds to the peaceful feeling inside the temple. These decorations help visitors connect with their beliefs and feel a sense of awe and reverence.

Inside the Badrinath Temple

Garbhagriha (sanctum Sanctorum): Inside the Badrinath Temple, there is a sanctum sanctorum (garbhagriha) where the idol of Lord Badrinath (a form of Lord Vishnu) is enshrined. The idol of lord Vishnu is made of black stone and it is depicted in a prayerful or meditative posture which is known as “Padmasan” in Yoga. The inner sanctum is also a home of several other deities like Kuber, Narada Rishi, Udhava, and Nar & Narayana, these are also gods and goddesses of Hindu religion.

According to legend, the temple's origins date back to ancient times, and the temple of Badrinath is mentioned in several Hindu scriptures and text “Granth”.

Pooja and daily rituals performed in Badrinath temple

Pratah Aarti (Morning Pooja): The day begins with the Pratah Aarti, it is performed during the early hours to awaken the deity and seek blessings for the day ahead. Devotees gather to witness this auspicious ceremony, which includes offering incense sticks, prayers.

Abhishek: It is a ritual bath which purifies Lord Badrinath with sacred substances such as water, milk, yogurt, honey, and ghee. Accompanied by chanting of mantras and hymns, this ceremony is a significant act of devotion.

Darshan: Throughout of the day, devotees have the opportunity to have darshan of Lord Badrinath in the inner sanctum of the temple. This involves approaching the idol, offering prayers, and seeking blessings.

Bhog Aarti: Bhog Aarti is a ritual where delicious food items, known as bhog, are offered to the deity as an expression of love and gratitude.

Sandhya Aarti: This ritual is performed during the evening hours of the day; Sandhya Aarti marks the transition from day to night. Lamps are lit, hymns are sung, and prayers are offered to Lord Badrinath, invoking divine presence and protection.

Shayan Aarti (Closing Pooja): It is performed in the night, performed before the deity to rest for the night. It signifies the end of the day's worship and marks the closure of the temple until the next morning.

Special Pooja: It is a special Pooja which is performed by the devotees to seek blessings for health, prosperity, and spiritual wellbeing. It can be also booked online before coming to the temple.

Some important info about Badrinath Yatra

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    The Opening and Closing date of Badrinath temple in 2024

    Opening Date: 12th May 2024 at 06:00 AM in the morning

    Closing Date: Yet to be announced on Dusshera 2024