Badrinath Temple

 

Badrinath Temple
Image Source: Flickr@Shymalnandy

Badrinath temple situated in the hill town of Badrinath is one of the most reverred and holiest places in India. The temple is located in the state of Uttarakhand along the Alaknanda river. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and opened only for six months in a year. The temple is one of the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites.

One of the most sacred pilgrimage centre of India, the holy shrine is located at the height of 3133 m (10248 feet) above sea level. The route to the shrine is most fascinating dominated by scenic nature all around.

Throughout the route to Badarinath there are numerous pilgrimage sites at Deo Prayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag; as well as Pandukeswar where King Pandu observed Tapasya with his queen Madri and where his sons Pandavas, stayed during their pilgrimage to heaven, and the site where Bhima and Hanuman met.

At Badarinath Lord MahaVishnu is believed to have done his penance.

Kapat Opening:- The kapat of Shri Badarinath Temple has been opened on 26th April 2015 at 5:15 AM.

WHEN TO VISIT?

Best time to visit is from May to October.

HOW TO REACH?

Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 317 kms.
Rail : Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, 300 kms.
Road : Well connected to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi.

For more information visit http://www.badarikedar.org/

 

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