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Adi Badri Temple

Adi Badri Temple

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Built in - 5-8th Century
Diety - Lord Vishnu
Built By - Adi Shankaracharya
Location - 17 kms from Karanprayag
Timings - 05:00 A.M. to 09:00 P.M.

Adi Badri Temple, Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Uttrakhand is a divine place that has the essence of spiritual tourism. It has temples from mythological importance to historical value. This state is also known as ‘DEVBHOOMI’ that means ‘ the land of the gods’. There are many famous temples in this state with great historical importance. It lives up to its name and possesses various sacred shrines that are visited by thousands of devotees each year.

One such temples of great importance and amazing historical adventure is Adi Badri Temple.

Adi Badri Temple Opening Date

The temple of Adi Badri opening is schedule on Makar Sankranti every year.


Adi Badri Temple

Adi Badri temple is a famous and ancient temple of the Hindus located 17km from Karanprayag on the Karanprayag- Ranikhet road in Chamoli district. It is located on the confluence of Pindar river and Akaknanda river. It was built during Gupta period and from 5th century to 8th century, it is also a part of the famous ‘PANCH BADRI’. It was also believed that these temples were constructed by Adi Shankaracharya with an objective to promote Hindu religion in every remote part of the country. It is a group of sixteen temples, the main temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is made of 3.3 feet high black stone which makes it different. It also has the word ‘Badrinath’ inscribed to symbolize Lord Vishnu.

Adi Badri is surrounded by calm areas with a musical tone of river flowing in the background. This temple also serves as a milestone for all people that are going to visit Badrinath.

Why is Adi Badri Famous for

Adi Badri is famous for many things like for its rich mythological and historical importance, for monuments, Panch Badri, pilgrimage, for its location, it is also a part of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttrakhand.

Mythology About Adi Badri

It was believed that Lord Vishnu used to live in Adi Badri during Satyug, Treta and Dwapar. At the time of Kalyug he shifted to Badrinath, that is why it is known as Adi Badri. It is also believed that Maha Rishi VedViyas who divided the veda into Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda and Atharvedawrote Shri Mad Bhagwat Puran at this spot. This place is also known as the emerging spot of Saraswati river. Whenever the roads of Badrinath is closed due to some weather conditions, Adi Badri is known as the best place to worship Lord Vishnu. People also believe that the Pandavas also came here after they gave up their kingdom Hastinapur to king Parikshit.

Festivals Celebrated at Adi Badri Temple

  • Krishna Janamashtmi, a popular festival celebrated on the birth of Lord Krishna.
  • Makar Sankranti, the festival celebrated in January.

They both are celebrated at the temple.

Best Time To Visit Adi Badri Temple

The best time to visit Adi Badri is between the months of May to June and September to October. Travelling here in these months are very soothing and enjoyable. In winter the hills are covered with snow and the temperature drops to minus and also in there are chances of slides.

Darshan Timings of Adi Badri Temple

In Morning – Timings are 5AM to 12PM
In Evening – Timings are from 2PM to 9PM
Entry Fee – Entry fee is free in Adi Badri Temple
Dress Code – Traditional wear is the dress code
Exploration Time – It is estimated that the exploration timings is around 2 hr.
Opening and Closing Timings of Adi Badri – It is closed from 16 December to 14 January every year. This temple is closed for about a month every year.

Location of Adi Badri Temple

Located in – Chamoli, Garhwal
Location of Adi Badri – Adi Badri is located in 18km from Karanprayag on Raniket road and it is situated near NH-109 near GMVN tourist lodge and SBI Bank. Distance or travel time from State Bank of India, Badrinath road, Karanprayag to Adi Badri Temple is 20.8 kms and it takes 39 mins travelling time.

Adi Badri is a place of historical importance and also it has beautiful view and you can interact with nature. The devotees of Lord Vishnu assemble there all around the year to discover the eternal peace and to worship there Lord in such a wonderful place.

It is situated 17km from Karanpryag road.

How To Reach Adi Badri Temple

Nearest Airport – The nearest airport to Adi Badri temple is Jolly Grant which is in Dehradun and is about 210 km away from Adi Badri. Taxi and bus services are available from Dehradun airport to Adi Badri.

Nearest Train Station – You can take a train from Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun as they all have railway station, but the nearest railway station to Adi Badri is Rishikesh which is 192 km approx. from Adi Badri. From Rishikesh you can always take a taxi or bus to reach Adi Badri.

Nearest Roadway – Adi Badri is nearest to the Karanprayag road, 19 km which in turn is connected by a motorable road with Ranikhet, Nainital and Ramnagar. You can also take bus, private taxi from Delhi to Haridwar to Rishikesh to Devprayag to Srinagar to Rudraprayag to Karanprayag and then to Adi Badri.

Visit Adi Badri Temple During Char Dham Yatra

Adi Badri is located on the way to Badrinath. Therefore you can always visit Adi Badri Temple during your way to Badrinath which is a part of the Char Dham. Adi Badri is a part of Panch Badri including Badrinath, Bhavishya Badri, Yogdhyan Badri and Vridh Badri. So you can always visit Adi Badri while your way to a Cham Dham Yatra.

Travel Destinations for Char Dham Yatra During Adi Badri Darshan

Delhi- Haridwar- Barkot- Yamunotri– Uttarkashi- Gangotri– Rudraprayag- Kedarnath– Rudraprayag- Badrinath- Pandukeshar- Yogdhyan Badri- Joshimath- Bhavishya Badri- Virdha Badri- Adi Badri- Srinagar- Rishikesh- Delhi.

Where To Stay at Adi Badri

Some of the great places with beautiful view that you might consider staying are:

Hotel Sudarshan Palace – This hotel has many facilities with amazing garden area and also have the parking facilities for your convenience. Amenities such as bed, bottled drinking water, access to common balcony, hot water and toiletries are available.

Hotel Kuber Annex – This hotel also provides amazing facilities such as room services, power backup, doctor on call, front desk and many more. Massage services are also available so that you can relax during your tour. A helicopter booking facility is also available at the hotel.

Hotel Heaven – This hotel offers parking facilities as well as telephone. This property ensures the fulfillment of all the needs of the guests. It also has facilities for medical emergencies.

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