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    Best time to Visit Badrinath: May,Jun,Sep,Oct

    Category : Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

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    Badrinath is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath is a holy town for Hindus and is famous for the sacred Badrinath temple.
    Badrinath is the only Shrine which is part of both Chota Char Dham and India Char Dham

     

    Badri refers to a berry that was said to grow abundantly in the area, and nath means "Lord of". The place derives its name because of abundant Jujube trees grown in this area.

    The route to Badarinath is one of the most fascinating one with lofty hilly terrain, curves and cliffs.

     

    Badrinath temple:
    According to legend Shankara discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River. He originally enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund hot springs. The idol was later moved to the present temple in 16th century. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
    The temple is open for six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November), because of extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region. 

     

    Festivals:
    Mata Murti Ka Mela, which commemorates the descent of river Ganges on mother earth, is the most prominent festival celebrated in the Badrinath Temple.
    The Badri Kedar festival is celebrated during the month of June in both the temple and the Kedarnath temple. The festival lasts for eight days; artists from all over the country perform during the function.


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    Badrinath temple

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    Badrinath temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badrinath—holy shrines for Vaishnavites. The temple is open for six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November), because of extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region. The main entrance gate of Badrinath temple is colourful & imposing popularly known as Singhdwar. The temple is approximately 50 feet tall with a small cupola on top, covered with a gold gilt roof. The Badrinath temple is divided into three parts – the ‘Garbha Griha’ or the sanctum sanctorum, the ‘Darshan Mandap’ where the rituals are conducted and the ‘Sabha Mandap’ where devotees assemble.
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      Taptkund

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      Tapt kund is a natural hot water pool fed by a sulphur spring which is said to be the abode of Agni, the god of fire. This hot water springs on the banks of ice chilled river Alaknanda has the water temperature around 55 degree Celsius. Before visiting the Badrinath temple the pilgrims take a holy bath in the Taptkund.
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        Narada Kund

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        Narada Kund is another hot water spring, situated near the Tapt Kund. This is the place where the idol of Lord Vishnu was recovered by Adi Sankara. The hot water springs comes out from beneath the Garur Shila and falls into a tank. Suraj Kund at Badarinath and Gauri Kund on way to Kedarnath are couple of other famous Kunds, which are rich in medicinal and religious values.
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          Panch Shilas

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          Around the Tapt Kund there are Panch Shilas - five stone blocks of mythological importance called Narad, Narsimh, Barah, Garur & Markandeya Shilas. Standing between Tapt and Narad Kund is conical formed Narad Shila. It is said that the sage Narad meditated on this rock for several years.
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            Neelkanth peak

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            Neelkanth peak is a snowy peak in the shape of a pyramid that forms the background of the Badrinath temple. It is a 6600 mts high peak, and is also known as the ‘Garhwal Queen’. Visitors can come up to Braham Kamal area to view this peak in close.
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              Satopanth

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              Satopanth is a triangular lake surrounded by snow covered peaks and is named after the Hindu gods Mahesh, Vishnu and Brahma. It is believed that Hindu gods Mahesh, Vishnu and Brahma takes bath in this Sarovar each Ekadasi of Hindu Calender. Satopanth is the place which leads the path to Swargarohini peak from where Yudhishthir and the dog were sent to heaven according to the Mahabharata.
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                Brahmkapal

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                Brahmkapal is a place near the Badrinath temple, where devotees perform Shradha of their ancestors.
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                  Charan Paduka

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                  Charan Paduka is a beautiful meadow carpeted with wild flowers in the summer. You will find a boulder bearing the footprints of Lord Vishnu here. The rock is atop 3380 ft which can be reached by trekking.
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                    Vasudhara Falls

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                    Vasundhara Falls is one of the famous tourist attractions. It lies in Mana Village. The water of this cascading falls flows down from the height of 400 ft and is situated at an altitude of 12,000 ft. It is believed that the water of Vasundhara Falls turns away from the visitors who are not pure at heart. Close to the falls are prominent peaks of Satopanth, Chaukhamba and Balkum.
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                      Mana village

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                      Mana village is the last village of Indian Territory at China Border and is just 3 kms from Badrinath. The Mana village is full of caves.
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                        Vyas Gufa

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                        Vyas gufa is near Mana village an ancient gufa of Shri Vyas Muni where he wrote Mahabharata. The caves associated with ancient sages and yogis, like Ganesh Gufa, Bhima Gufa and Muchakanda Gufa are present near by.
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                          Mata murti Mandir

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                          Mata murti Mandir is an ancient temple devoted to Shri Badrinath’s mother. It is one of the top tourist places of the Mana Village. The legend related to this temple is that Mata Murti worshiped Lord Vishnu and requested him to be born as her son in his next birth. Agreeing to this, Lord Vishu came from her womb as twins, Nar and Narayan, in this world to kill the devil.
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                            Vasuki Tal

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                            Vasuki Tal is a high altitude lake which can be reached by an 8 km trek that ascends to 14,200 feet.
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                              Urvashi Temple

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                              Urvashi Temple is on the outskirts of Bamni village dedicated to the lovely nymph Urvashi.
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                                Bheem Pul

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                                Bheem Pul is a huge rock which acts as a natural bridge across the Saraswati River. The Saraswati River flows in force in between the two mountains. It is believed that Mahabali Bheem (one of the five Pandavas), threw a huge rock in order to make a path to join the two mountains so that Draupadi could easily walk over it.
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                                  Pandukeshwar

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                                  Pandukeshwar 24 kms from Badarinath. This place is believed to have been established by King Pandu, father of Pandavas. There are two ancient temples – one for Lord Yoga Badari Narayan and the other for Lord Vasudev.
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                                    Auli

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                                    Auli is the most popular skiing and paragliding spot of Uttarakhand situated at an elevation of 3050mts above sea level. It is situated 60kms from Badrinath. Auli affords astounding and celestial views of Himalayan range. It has Asia’s highest and longest cable car; connecting Auli with Joshimath. It is a popular hub for winter games and considered as skiing paradise of India.
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                                      By Air
                                      Nearest airport is Dehradun (336 kms)

                                      By Train
                                      Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh (293 kms), Haridwar (300 kms)

                                      By Road
                                      Badrinath is well connected to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi.