Badrinath Temple is located on banks
of river Alaknanada on Himalya, Badrinath Temple is situated at
height of approx 10200 ft above sea level, Badrinath ji is known as one of the most
important pilgrim destination in India, Badrinath is part of Chardhams of India Other three Dhams are Dwarka, Puri & Rameshwaram.
Badrinath is a hill town situated on top of a hill and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district
in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
Badrinath ji is also important part of Char Dhams of Uttarakhand or Himalaya,
Badrinath temple was established by Shri Adi
Shankaracharya ji in the ninth century.
The Badrinath temple is the main attraction at the Badrinath town.
According to legend Adi Shankaracharyaji discovered a black stone
idol of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Narad Kund
near Alaknanda River. Adi Shankaracharya established Temple of
Badrivishal on banks of Alaknanda River later on.
In Chardhams of North India One has to take clockwise route of Dhams
like First Yamunotri - Gangotri-Kedarnath- Badrinath to get "Punya".
Places to See Near Badrinath Dham
As name suggests main attraction of Badrinath town is temple of lord Badrinath ji
,The Badrinath temple has seen many modifications due to damage by
avalanches. The present structure of Badrinath temple has height of 15 mtrs
and also has gilded cupola. Cheif preist of Badrinath temple
is known as 'Rawal', And comes from Nambooripad Brahmin family of
Kerala. Badrinath temple is divided
into three parts as the Garbha Griha and Darshan Mandap where the
holy rituals are conducted and the Sabha Mandap
where all devotees assemble.
Tapt Kund And Surya Kund
The famous hot water kunds( sulpher springs) are located just below
to the Badrinath temple.
The sulphur water have a temperature of approx 55 Degree Celcius
Temperature. A dip in Tapt kund
is must before Darshan of Shri Badrivishal, Dip in Tapt kund is
considered holy and refreshing to the body as well as the soul .
Neelkanth is a beautiful peak of the Himalayas, Neelkanth peak is located at height of
6600 mtrs / 21648 Feet above sea level, Views of Neelkanth peak from
Badrinath are awesome and presents the most beautiful sight of
Mata Murti Mandir
Mata Murti temple is situated approx 3 kms from Badrinath ji
and situated on right banks of the Alaknanda river ,Mata Murti
temple temple is dedicated to the mother of Shri
Mana is the last Indian village on Badrinath Tibet route, Mana is located 3 kms from Badrinath town.
Mana village is inhabited by an
Indo-Mongolian tribe, In previous days locals of Mana were doing
trading with Tibet , but all villagers vacat village in winters and
leave for Joshimath area and come back to their houses when temple
of Badrnath gets opened. Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bhimpul and Vasundhara Falls,
Sarswati Udgam , Prayag are also situated near Mana village.
Govind Ghat is situated 24 kms before Badrinath. River Alaknanda and
Laxman Ganga meets near Govind Ghat. Govind Ghat provides access to the
world famous Valley of Flowers
National Park (19 kms) and Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib (20 kms).
Vasuki Tal is high altitude lake which can be reached by an 8 kms
tough trek that ascends to 14,200 feet above sea level.
It is commonly believed in Badrinath area that in the course of
future centuries, the
road from Joshimath to Badrinath Ji will be blocked . This
will happen because of the two hills flanking Badrinath will be
joined by mother nature. Then temple of Bhavishya Badri, one of
the Panch Badri's, will be worshipped as Badrinath Dham. The other four
Badrinath are Vishal Badri (Badrinath),
Yoga Badri (Pandukeshwar), Adi Badri and Vridha Badri (situated at Animath,
Adi Badri is situated at an altitude of 3,200 feet above sea level, Adi Badri has
ancient temple. Adi Badri is 17 kms from Karnaprayag on the
How To Reach Badrinath Dham
By Air : Nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (317 kms.)
By Rail : Nearest railheads to Badrinath Dham are at Rishikesh 297 kms away and Kotdwara 327 kms away
from Badrinath Town, Both railheads are connected with major cities of North
By Road :
Route 1 : Most popular road to Badrinath is Delhi - Rishikesh : 243 kms by rail/road, Rishikesh - Badrinath :297 kms by road.
Route 2 : Second route for Badrinath is Delhi - Kotdwara: 300 kms by rail/road,
Kotdwara-Badrinath - 327 kms by road.