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Badrinath Dham

Badrinath town is situated in the Chamoli district of the Uttarakhand state, India. It is bestowed at an altitude of approximately 3,133 meters (10279 Feet) above the sea level in the Garwhal Himalayas. This high altitude of Badrinath town contributes to the town’s cool climate, stunning and amazing mountainous surrounding, making it a pretty popular destination for pilgrims, tourists and also adventure activities.

Badrinath Dham is one Dham of out of four Dhams in Uttarakhand chardham yatra circuit and it is one of the most important dham in all of the Chardham temples. Badrinath Dham is located between the mountains Nar & Narayana and offer the majestic and picturesque view of the valley. Lakhs of devotees come here from across the globe to visit the Badrinath town and to get a glimpse of lord Vishnu to seek blessings.

Badrinath Dham is the only Dham which is the part of both of the Chardham yatra, Uttarakhand’s chardham yatra and all India chardham yatra as well as. The town of the Badrinath is primarily famous for the Badrinath temple, dedicated to the lord Vishnu. Badrinath temple is a one of the 108 Divya Desams which are dedicated to lord Vishnu. It is considered as the most sacred Hindu temple and attracts lakhs of devotees each year, particularly in the summer season when the Badrinath temple is accessible.

Beside the famous Badrinath temple, the town of Badrinath also has very soothing and splendid view of the high mountains and green valley to offer.

Badrinath Dham : About and History of Temple

About the Badrinath Temple

Badrinath temple which is also known as the Badrinarayan temple is a very famous temple out of Chardham yatra circuit. The Badrinath temple is devoted to the preserver of the universe lord Vishnu. The Badrinath temple holds the record for the most visited temple of India during 2022 season of Chardham Yatra. The temple of Badrinath remain open for only six months every year (between the months of end of April to the beginning pr mid of the November) and remain closed in winter months due to the harsh weather in the region.

The temple of Badrinath follows the nagara architecture and has a tall gate for the entrance which is called as the singhdwar and the gate symbolize as the guard of the temple. All of the walls and gates are carved and it tells the great Hindu tales.

About the inner section of the temple

The Badrinath temple complex is divided in three sections which are:

1. The Garbhagriha (The sanctum sanctorum)

2. Darshan Mandap (Viewing Hall)

3. Sabha Mandap (Assembly Hall)

The Badrinath temple, comprises the Garbhagriha (Sanctum Sanctorum) which houses the deity and considered the most sacred, the Darshan Mandap (Viewing Hall) where the devotees gather offer prayers and catch glimpses of the deity and seek blessings from lord Vishnu, and the Sabha Mandap (Assembly Hall) where all of the ceremonies are performed.

History of the Badrinath Temple

The Badrinath temple is a very famous temple and has a significant and legendary importance in the great Hindu mythology. It is believed that the Badrinath temple’s origin are date back to over a thousand years.

According to the great Hindu mythology, the temple of Badrinath is situated where the preserver of the universe lord Vishnu did penance here at Badrinath. It is believed that lord Vishnu choose this serene and picturesque town to penance for the betterment of the Humanity.

According to the ancient legends, the Lord Vishnu meditated here in these mountains, his spouse, Goddess Lakshmi, transformed into a berry tree to shield him from the harsh weather of this region and the sun, by seeing the devotion of goddess Lakshmi lord Vishnu got very pleased and named this place Badrika Ashram. This divine abode is not just a home for the Lord Vishnu but also a shelter for countless pilgrims, saints, and sages seeking spiritual enlightenment. The Badrinath temple's aura of legend and spirituality draws devotees from across the globe which makes it a cherished destination in the heart of the Himalayas.

The sages Nar & Narayana who are known as the fifth avatar of the lord Vishnu, also sat in a penance here. The Badrinath temple is also often called as Badri Vishal.

It is also said that the Pandavas, the Heroes of the epic Mahabharata visited this town during their exile and established the temple in this Badrinath town. Later around 8th century the temple of Badrinath was re-covered and re-established by the famous saint and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya.

Badrinath Weather

The weather here at Badrinath town remain pretty cheerful and pleasant throughout the year. The best time to visit the Badrinath temple is undoubtedly the summer months of May – June, and later the September – November. Summers are the months which attracts visitors here. The months of July – August are not a very great time to visit Badrinath as these are the monsoon months and the valley here at Badrinath face sever rain.

The April – November months are very chilly weather here at Badrinath as the temperature drops down to 0 – 5 degrees during the night. And in days the temperature ranges in between 5 – 15 degrees. The town here offer a very splendid and soothing view as it is situated in the mountains.

Opening and the Closing of Badrinath temple

The opening and closing dates for the Badrinath Dham vary each year as it is determined by the Hindu astronomical calculations. Usually, the Badrinath temple opens in the last April or Early May for the season of summer and closes around late October or early November month for the winter season.

Opening Date: The exact date when the Badrinath temple is going to open for the devotees is determined by the priests, authorities or the management of Badrinath based on the astronomical calculations. Before the opening of Badrinath temple a ritual called “Kapat Opening” is also performed to mark the beginning of the chardham Yatra season.

Closing Date: The Badrinath temple closes for the winter season around late October or early November. Again, the specific date of the closing of the Badrinath temple is decided by the priests and the management by the help of astronomical calculations and before the closure a ritual is also performed known as “Kapat Bandhan” to signify that the Chardham season has been ended and will open next year.

Pooja Bookings at Badrinath temple

Pilgrims can also book the various pooja such as Aarti/Bhog/Paath/Puja at Badrinath online in advance at a very fair price. All the Puja and rituals performed here at Badrinath Dham are done in a very sacred way with immense recitation of divine hymns (Mantrochcharan).

Booking an online puja booking at the Badrinath temple is a very easy and straight forward process, to begin the booking you first need to register at the website of Badri-Kedar then log-in to website and choose “Book Pooja Online”, enter all of the asked information correctly and then make the payment online. The fair of the pooja varies depending on the time and available slots at the Badrinath temple.

How to reach Badrinath Dham

The Badrinath Dham is not connected with any direct trains or bus routes. To get to the Badrinath Dham one has to reach first at Haidwar/Rishikesh then there are other ways to reach here at Badrinath. One can catch any direct bus or can hire any taxi to reach Badrinath.

The Badrinath dham is easily accessible via road in the comparison of airway and railway, the roads to reach Badrinath is connected with many places across the country but first one has to reach Haridwar or Rishikesh. Badrinath is located around 575 kms away from Delhi, approx. 325 kms from Haidwar, and around 296 kms from Rishikesh.

To get here via train one need to reach first at Haridwar or Rishikesh, after reaching these places one can easily hire a local cab/taxi or can also catch a direct bus to reach Badrinath. It will take approx. 8-10 hours to reach Haridwar from Haridwar/Rishikesh.

The nearest airport to the Badrinath temple is the Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun and the airport is very well connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Bangalore, etc. after reaching at the Dehradun airport one can hire the taxi/cab to reach Badrinath Dham.

The Nearby places to visit in Badrinath

There are many other picturesque places to visit nearby Badrinath town. Some are trekking places which excites adventure enthusiasts and also has skiing destination as well in the neighborhood of Badrinath. Here are Some places near Badrinath:

Auli: Auli is a very popular destination and it is visited by thousands of tourists each year. Auli is known as a skiing destination.

Joshimath: Joshimath is known for the Shankaracharya math, Narsingh temple, and its importance in Hindu Monastery. Joshimath is also the base for several trekking trails.

Hemkund Sahib: it is a famous Sikh pilgrimage site; it is famous for the picturesque lake which is surrounded by several mountain peaks.

Valley Of Flower: This UNESCO world heritage is pretty famous for its stunning and amazing alpine meadows which is adorned by a variety of various colorful flowers.

Mana Village: Mana Village is known as the last village of India which is situated 5 kms away from the Badrinath near the Indo-China border.