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Badrinath Yatra

Badrinath Yatra

Badrinath Dham Yatra 2024

Located between the two mountains Nar and Narayan, Badrinath Dham is a majestic sight as well as the the most important of all the Char Dhams. Lakhs of tourist come every year to this sacred Badrinath town to seek blessings and to get a glimpse of the famous temple of Shri Badrinathji.

Badrinath is the only Shrine which is part of both Chota Char Dham and India Char Dham. Badrinath is one among four pilgrimage centres in four corners of India. Among them were Badrikashram (Badrinath Temple) in the North, Rameshwaram in South, Dwarkapuri in west and Jagannathpuri in east.

Bhagvat Puran Describes: There in Badrikashram the Supreme being (Vishnu), in his incarnation as the sages Nar & Narayan, had been undergoing great penance since time immemorial for the welfare of all living entities.

About Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple, also known as Badrinarayan Temple, is a well-known Char Dham Temple. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in Badrinath town. Along with the Badrinath temple, the Town of Badrinath has the Panch Badri temples including Yog Dhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Adi Badri, and Vriddha Badri.The temple has North Indian style architecture with stone walls and carvings, as well as a colourful and powerful entrance gate.

Shree Badrinath Temple is divided into three sections

  1. The GarbhaGriha or sanctum sanctorum,
  2. The Darshan Mandap where rituals are performed, and
  3. The Sabha Mandap where devotees gather to pray.

The Garbha Griha portion of the Badrinath shrine has its canopy covered with a sheet of gold. The complex has 15 idols especially attractive is the one-metre-high image of lord Badrinarayan, finely sculpted in black stone. It represents Lord Vishnu seated in meditative pose called padmasan. The Darshan Mandap is a place in the Temple complex where devotees and pilgrims gather to pray for good fortune. Every puja must be preceded by a holy dip in the Tapta Kund. Unlike most Hindu temples, they are performed in the presence of the devotees.
About Badrinath Temple

History About Badrinath

The Badrinath tirtha derives its name from the native word Badri, which refers to a variety of wild berry. Badrinath temple history has its own uniqueness and Legendaryness. There are a lot of tales about Badrinath temple. It is stated that when Lord Vishnu sat in penance in these mountains, His spouse Goddess Laxmi took the appearance of a berry tree and shielded Him from the fierce sun. It is not only the Lord's dwelling place, but also the abode of countless pilgrims, saints, and sages who come to meditate in search of enlightenment.

According to SkandPuran the idol of Lord Badrinath was recovered by Adiguru Shankaracharya from NaradKund and was re-enshrined in the 8th century A.D. in this temple. Skanda Purana describes more about the place and says: “There are several sacred shrines in heaven, on earth, and in hell; but there is no shrine like Badrinath.”

In the history of Badrinath, the sages Nara and Narayana, the ‘fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu’, practised penance in the temple, according to the Vamana Purana. The religious narratives from several ancient Hindu scriptures abound in Badrinath. According to mythic, Badrinath is often called as Badri Vishal, and was a place of pilgrimage for Hindus.
History of Badrinath Dham

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Badrinath Dham Yatra Route

Badrinath is a Hindu holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is located at an elevation of 11204 feet (3415 mts), in the shadow of Nilkanth Peak and between Nar-Narayana Hills, Badrinath is a holy hindu pilgrimage situated on the banks of Alaknanda river.

Kedarnath Popular Route : Delhi → Haridwar (206 km) → Rishikeh (24 km) →) Deoprayag (71 km) → Kirtinagar (30 km) → Shrinagar (4 km) → Rudraprayag (34 km) → Gauchar (20 km) → Karnaprayag (12 km) → Nandprayag (20 km) → Chamoli (11 km) → Birahi (8 km) → Pipalkoti (9 km) → Garur Ganga (5 km) → Helang (15 km) → Joshinath (14 km) → Vishnuprayag (13 km) → Govindghat (8 km) → Pandukeshwar (3 km) → Hanumanchatti (10 km) → Shri Badarinath Ji (11 km).

Things to Remember Before Going on the Badrinath Yatra

  • Carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines
  • Eat Food which is boiled, cooked or fried, Carry a mosquito/insect repellent, Sunscreen cream
  • Ensure you are physically and mentally fit to perform the journey as the 4 Dham Yatra
  • At least a month before the Char Dham Yatra, it is advisable to start preparatory exercises
  • Carry heavy woolens, including thermal body warmers, raincoats, sleeping bags, blankets, water-proof shoes with sufficient grips, torch
  • Women are advised to avoid sarees and opt for salwar kameez or trousers.
  • Hire only a registered ponywalla or porter, Don’t attempt short cuts on the route.

Tourist Attractions in Badrinath Dham

Tourist Places to Visit During Badrinath Dham Yatra

There are various tourist places, famous temples & treks in and near Badrinath Dham. Pilgrims can visit those places during their Badrinath or Char Dham Yatra.

  • Badrinath Temple
  • Neelkanth
  • Satopanth
  • Tapt Kund
  • Brahmkapal
  • Charan Paduka
  • Narada Kund
  • Vasudhara Falls
  • Vasuki Tal
  • Leela Dhongi
  • The Urvashi Temple
  • Bheem Pul
  • Sheshnetra
  • Mana Village
  • Vyas Gufa
  • Mata Murti Mandir
  • Panch Dharas
  • Panch Shilas
  • River Saraswati
Places to See in Badrinath
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Badrinath FAQs

Have any questions related to visit Badrinath Temple? Get clear your every doubts about Badrinath Yatra from these Frequently Asked Questions. Badrinath FAQs are prepared to answer all major queries from a pilgrims point of view.

Who Built Badrinath Dham?

Badrinath Dham has been mentioned as Badrikasharam (Badri-Ka-Ashram) in vedic Hindu scriptures including Bhagwat Purana. Badrinath Dham was looted many times by Tibetan looters and Indian Kings protect it from invaders. Fearing of invaders once the priests thrown the holy Lord Vishnu scriptures in Narad Kund at Alaknanda river to keep it safe. In 8th century, Adi Shankarcharya, a great saint brought back the scriptures and re-established Badrinath Dham. Now Badrinath Dham is a mega form of then Badrikashram.

What is the History of Badrinath Dham?

The name of Badrinath Dham as Badrikasharam is mentioned in Hindu Vedic Scriptures. Badri word originated from local wild berry. Many believed that whne Lord Vishnu is on meditation in the mountains, Goddess Lakshmi took the form of Badri tree and put her shade on Lord Vishnu. When the Lord saw that he named this place as Badrinath.

As per Vaman Puran, the sages Nar-Narayan perform penances here and then this place called Badrinath. The Nar-Narayan sages are fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Who is the Diety of Badrinath Dham?

Lord Vishnu is the diety of Badrinath Dham. He is being worshiped as Badrinarayana in Badrinath Temple. There are other Gods & Goddess including Kuber, God of wealth, sage Narada, Uddhava, Nar and Narayan, Goddess Lakshmi, Garuda (the vahana of Lord Vishnu), and Navadurga are also worshiped in Badrinath Dham.

How to Take Darshan at Badrinath Dham?

Badrinath Dham is located in Uttarakhand, 320 kms from Haridwar. Badrinath Dham is well connected by road and could be reach by bus or car. Badrinath Dham is open for darshan from Apr-May to Oct-Nov.

How to Book Accommodation Before Badrinath Dham Visit?

Badrinath Dham has accommodation facilities of 15000-20000 pilgrims at a time. There are number of Dharamshalas & Hotels in Badrinath. Pilgrims can book accommodations from number of Chardham Yatra websites or through travel agents.

How Much Time Required for Badrinath Darshan?

It takes about 1-2 hours for darshan at Badrinath Dham as per queue and Pooja performed. There are number of Pooja at Badrinath Temple which one can perform at Badrinath Dham.
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What is the Opening & Closing Dates of Badrinath Dham?

The opening date of Badrinath Dham decided on Basant Panchmi each year. The closing date of Badrinath Dham is declared on Vijaydashmi.
Badrinath Opening & Closing Dates

How Much Time Needed to Reach Badrinath from Haridwar?

The distance from Haridwar to Badrinath is 320 kms and the route is completely hill road. So average time to reach from Haridwar to Badrinath is 8-9 Hrs.

How to Reach Badrinath from Joshimath?

Badrinath is 45 kms from Joshimath and one can hire taxi/ cab easily from Joshimath to reach Badrinath Dham. Joshimath is the one of the best place to stay during Badrinath Yatra. Best Hotels in Joshimath

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