History of Shri Badrinath Temple
Badrinath, one of the major pilgrimage of chardham yatra. The holy town for Hindus in chamoli district, Uttarakhand.
Shri Badrinathji Temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Adi shankara established this major pilgrimage site, Badrinath in 9th century. Temple in Badrinath is the major attraction in the town. According to a mythology a black Saligram stone having image of Lord Badrinaravan in the Alaknanda was discover by Shankara. Badrinath Yatra is also a holy pilgrimage site for Vaishnavites.
There are lots of places to visit some of them are Badrinath Temple (Adi Shankaracharya Ji), Tapt Kund And Surya Kund, Neelkanth, Mata Murti Mandir, Govindghat, Ghangaria, Bhavishya Badri, Vasuki Tal, Nand Prayag. Shobha Mandap, Darshan Mandap and Garbha Griha are the three major parts of the Shri Badrinath temple. The statue of Lord Badri Narayam is built of black Saligram stone having shankh (conch shell) in one arm and Chakra on the other hand and other two arms are in the position of Yogamudra.
This is a place that holds lots of legends and myths. The most popular myth of badrinath is that it was the province of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu managed to depose the Lord Shiva from Badrinath to Kedarnath. The another belief is that when Ganga come down to the earth she split up into twelve stream and Alakananda is one of them fall down in Badrinath. Holiness and sanctity of Badrinath decorated with accolades since the period of Vedic ages.
Beside holy temples and pilgrimage Badrinath Yatra India offers gorgeous beauty of landscape and snow lidded mountain peaks of Gharwal district. This place has many wonderful scenic holy pond, water bodies. Badrinath Pilgrimage makes the pilgrims enthralled with its incomparable exquisiteness. To one side from the natural splendor, Badrinath presents outstanding occasion for those who feel affection for recreational and escapades activities.
About the places to visit Near Shri Badrinath Temple:-
Shri Badrinath Temple Tour
Due to of avalanches this temple is renovated many times. It has 15mtrs high altitude and also has a golden cupola. Temple is alienated in three parts these are Shobha Mandap, Darshan Mandap and Garbha Griha.
Tapt Kund & Surya Kund
One of the famous hot water spring is below the temple having 55°c temperature. A dip to this holy water will refresh our body and soul too. This will has to be done before offering prayer to Shri Badrinath ji.
Neelkanth has 6600mtrs attitude, a royal peak of the great Himalayas. This represents the most vivid sight of Badrinath.
Mata Murti Mandir
On the bank of alaknanda, 3km far away from Badrinath this temple stands. Dedicated to the Lord Shri Badrinath ji’s mother.
4km far away from Badrinath this is a last Indian village before Tibet on this route. Ganesh Gufa, Bhimpul, Vasundhara Falls and Vyas Gufa are some famous tourist attraction places there having Hindu folklore apart from this Badrinath pilgrimage.
By an 8km trek you will reach 4134mts. high altitude lake Vasuki.
From Rishikesh its 190 km far away where river Mandakini and Alaknanda meets each other. There is a temple of Gopalji, an important pilgrim center for Hindus.
An ancient temple, Adi badri located on a height of 3,200 feet. On Karnaprag-ganai-ranikhet route 17km far away from karnaprayag, Adi badri a beautiful temple there.
Travel Information :
By Air :
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (317kms.)
By Rail :
Nearest railheads are at Rishikesh 297 km away and Kotdwara 327 km away, which are connected with major cities of North India.
By Road :
Route 1 : Delhi - Rishikesh : 243 km by rail/road, Rishikesh-Badrinath :297 km by road.
Route 2 : Delhi - Kotdwara: 300 km by rail/road, Kotdwara-Badrinath-327 km by road.