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Badrinath FAQs

Badrinath FAQs

Badrinath FAQs

Get all your doubts cleared before Badrinath Yatra. Check out these Frequently Asked Questions for Badrinath providing every bit of information. These Badrinath FAQs are prepared to answer all major queries from a pilgrims point of view.

History

Badrinath temple open for pilgrims every year in the month of April-May. Exact date is decided on auspicious day of Basant Panchami by the priests. The holy shrine closed after the Diwali festival and exact date of closing is decided on Vijaydashmi. The Bedarnath shrine gets closed for pilgrims for six months as it receives heavy snowfall during winters, making it difficult to visit.

Lord Vishnu is referred as ‘Badri’ in many sacred books of Hinduism. Badrinath Dham is known to be the home of Lord Vishnu. As per Skand Puran, in 8 AD, Adiguru Shankaracharya recovered the idol of Lord Badrinath from Narad Kund. He later constructed the temple and placed the idol here.

In other hand Badrinath Dham also mentioned in Vamana Purana. The fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu, Nar & Narayana sages perform penance here. Other mythology is that Pandavas with Draupadi visited the place during their last pilgrimage to Swargarohini.

Badrinath Travel Guide

Badrinath temple darshan timings
Morning : 04:30 AM – 01:00 PM
Evening: 04:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Badrinath is throng by pilgrims during the whole yatra season (May to Oct). Since located in high Himalayas, one should avoid visiting Badrinath during monsoon season. May, June, Sept & October are some best months to visit Badrinath.

Badrinath is located in the lap of nature, surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains. The weather at Badrinath Dham remains pleasant during summers till June. Monsoon season is rainy and winters receives heavy snowfall.

Registration for Badrinath or Chardham Yatra can be done at various counters free of cost. Or you can do it online too. Registration counters are available at Haridwar, Rishikesh and Pandukeshwar. It is advise to register at earliest possible either online or at the counter. Check more details about Badrinath Yatra Registration.
Number of pilgrims visiting Badrinath depends upon the season and weather conditions. Huge pilgrims turnout can be seen from opening of shrine till June end. Its goes from 20,000 to 30,000 per day. During monsoon pilgrim stats drop down to 3000-4000 daily. But from September till closing of the shrine, more than 10,000 pilgrims visit per day.

Yes, Badrinath has quite good accommodation facilities for more than 20,000 pilgrims. It has deluxe hotels, guest houses and dharamshala providing comfortable stay at Badrinath.

There are many prasad shops at Badrinath where pilgrims can take variety of offerings for Lord Badrinath. If one has to donate something, then there is office of Badri-Kedar Samiiti and donation boxes at Badrinath.

Yes, Badrinath is well connected by road. Pilgrims can drive to Badrinath on car or bike. Only care should be taken during monsoon as there may be landslides blocking road to Badrinath.

Badrinath is located at 540 kms from Delhi and 320 kms from Haridwar. Badrinath Yatra can be starts either from Delhi or Haridwar. Badrinath is well connected by metalled road with Haridwar & Delhi. One can drive to Badrinath easily. Other modes of travel include Bus and Train. Flights are available from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grant Aiport) which is 311 kms away from Badrinath. One can also travel to Rishikesh which is only 20 kms from the airport.

Haridwar is well connected by road and rail. From Haridwar, one can board bus to Badrinath or hire a car. Click Here for Taxi Rental to Badrinath.

You can easily travel to Badrinath on your own. There are quite good facilities for travelling and staying in Badrinath. If budget is no a constraint and you want everything on schedule, then you may hire a private tour operator or a cab from Delhi or Haridwar for the entire trip.

You can also choose private Char Dham operators as well. You can hire a cab or book a Badrinath tour package at SacredYatra.com !!

There are various types of Puja one can perform inside the temple. But due to heavy rush of pilgrims, there is a system for performing Puja. One can pre book the slot for Puja by phone to Badri-Kedar Temple Samiti. There are numerous types of Pujas performed in Badrinath. Check Latest Pujas Rates in Badrinath


Updated On: September 15, 2017

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