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Badhangarhi Temple

Badhangarhi Temple

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Built in - 8-12th Century
Diety - Goddess Kali, Bhagwati
Built By - Katyuri Dynasty
Location - 8 kms from Gwaldam
Timings - 05:00 A.M. to 09:00 P.M.

Badhangarhi Temple, Gwaldam, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a glorifying place famous for templesand  it is also one of the best place for worshippers. It is the most peaceful place,and it covers a rich history of Hindu mythology. This place is known as ‘DEVBHOOMI’ that means ‘THE LAND OF LORDS’. This state possesses various sacred shrines that are visited by thousands of devotees each year. Uttarakhand has its own richness in religious temples and it also has amazing places for trekking and travelling. There are numerous centuries old shrines and temples in Uttarakhand revered by the devotees. It is a magnet or the people who believe in worship and it is also famous for its Char Dham Yatra. It is believed by many people if they worship all these places they can get moksha. Uttarakhand has many famous temples with a lot of history and myths. One of these temples is BADHANGARHI temple which is situated in Gwaldam district in Uttarakhand.

About Badhangarhi Temple

Badhangarhi temple which is also known as Maa Badhangarhi Mandir, is an ancient Hindu temple which is dedicated to Kali. This temple is worshipped as Maa DakshineshwarKaali or Bhagwati. The people living in the places around like Tharali, Naranbagar, Dewal block of Chamoli and Garur, Kapkot block of Bageshwar have a real faith in this temple. It is a popular deity in that region. The Badhangarhi temple is situated in Tharali tehsil of Chamoli Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is situated around 8 km from Gwaldam which is nearest town to Badhangarhi temple. The temple is situated at the elevation of about 2260m.

What is Badhangarhi Temple Famous For?

This temple is famous for a variety of reasons, such as its temple, Devi temples, pilgrimage, the scenery around the temple, it has rich history, mythology.

Badhangarhi Temple Legends and Mythology

There are many popular legends and mythology related to this temple. It was believed that this tabernacle was a part of Badhangarhi which was one of the 52 garh of Garhwal positioned at the left bank of Pindar Swash. According to the legends, the original tabernacle was erected by katyuri king, who ruled this region at the time of 8th to 12th century. Badhangarhi was made from two words that is badhan and garhi. Badhan means pargana or Chamoli Garhwal and Grahi means a stronghold, which is positioned at the tip of the mountain.

The fort that belong to king was only at a distance of 8 km from Gwaldam. You can drive to taal square for 4 km and further 4 km can be reached on foot. There are the temples of Goddess Bhagwati and Dakshin Kali at the end point of the stairs from binatal square. From there you can enjoy the view of the whole katyur valley. You can also see the beautiful mountain ranges mainly Chokhamba, Hathi, Ghoda, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Kakot bandar poonch, Panchachuli, Nanda kot, Nandakht are the main.

Best Time To Visit Badhangarhi Temple

The best time to visit Badhangarhi temple is between the months of October to April. Travelling and worshipping for people is enjoyable and adventurous at this point of time.

During winter, the weather of this place is very cold and due to heavy snowfall at this place and on the surroundings hills at winter, the temperature here goes down very much, so it will be very difficult for you to travel.

Due to heavy rain in the rainy season there are a heavy chances frequent landslides which will make it very difficult for you to travel here. The roads are slippery and there is a high risk if you go there in the time of rain.

Location of Badhangarhi Temple

Badhangarhi temple is located at a very place known as Gwaldam at a distance of 8 km from Gwaldam township.

Entry Fee : Entry fee of Badhangarhi temple is free of cost. You can travel here for free and enjoy the view.
Travel Timing : Travel timing of Badhangarhi temple is 8 km/ 19 min from Gwaldam market, Gwaldam.

How To Reach Badhangarhi Temple

By Air – Pant nagar is the closest camp to Gwaldam. It is located at a distance of 205 km. pant nagar airport is a national area connected to Delhi with daytime breaks. You can easily catch up taxis from Pant Nagar International Airport to Gwaldam.

By Rail – Kathgodam is the closet station to Gwaldam. It is located at a distance of 169 km before Gwaldam. Kathgodam is well connected to much of India. Taxis and buses are easily available from kathgodam station in Gwaldam.

By Road – Gwaldam is a place that is well connected to roads. It is accessible from the Garhwal area and the Kumaon area. Buses and taxis are easily available to Gwaldam from towns in Garhwal and Kumaon regions. It is 36 km from Kausani, 22 km from Bajinath, and only 149 km from Nainital.

Visit Badhangarhi Temple During Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand is also known as Chota Char Dham. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. This circuit consists of four sites, which are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. In Hindi, ‘Char’ means four and ‘dham’ refers to religious destinations. It is believed that visiting these sites helps achieve moksha (salvation). It is believed that people should visit all these places once in a lifetime. The Char Dham tour is located in the Garhwal region of the state of Uttarakhand.

When you are visiting Garhwal region, there is no harm in worshiping some beautiful temples for your peace and even for a wonderful experience. Badhangarhi is one such temple. It has a huge history and mythology which attract a lot of pilgrims. It is at a reasonable distance from Garhwal region and also it symbolizes many Gods and Goddesses.

Even there are a lot of beautiful views that can be seen from this temple. You can also see the beautiful mountain ranges mainly Chokhamba, Hathi, Ghoda, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Kakot bandar poonch, Panchachuli, Nanda kot, Nandakht are the main.

When you are on the tour of your worshiping all the Char Dham destinations, you can also visit this temple as it can add a star to your journey to all these religious destinations.

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