Badrinath Temple is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand with the height of 3,133metrs. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is the last and most important shrine of Chardham yatra. Badrinath is between Nar and Narayan peaks. Mana village is the last village of India it is 3Kms far from the temple. Neelkanth peak spreading its mighty aura for all pilgrims and travelers a like.
History & Legends about Badrinath
Badrianth is legendary temple was re-established by Adi Shankara in 7th century. Badrinath area is referred to as Badari or Badarikaashram in Hindu mythological tale. During meditation, his spouse Goddess Lakshmi turn himself in a shape of Badri tree to protect him from sun heat. Seeing this Lord Vishnu was impressed by her and named that spot after as a Badrikashram.
Another story is that Lord Shiva and Parvati were doing Tapasya in Badrinath, Lord Vishnu came there in the as a small child crying for doing meditation, Lord Shiva knows that and they agree and they move Kedarnath.
Badrinath is related the two sons of Dharma, Nar, and Narayana who wished to make their hermitage in the Himalayas for this they pursuit and luckily the discover for shrines known as Bhavishya Badri, Yog Badri, Bridha Badri, Dhyan Badri. Finally, they find a spot with hot spring with a cold breeze coming through river Alaknanda, the name this place as Badri Vishal nowadays known as Badrinath
It is also said that Pandavas came here to climbed Swargarohini a way to heaven which is Mana village.
How to Reach Badrinath Temple
Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Deoprayag – Kirtinagar – Shrinagar – Rudraprayag – Gauchar – Karnaprayag – Nandprayag – Chamoli – Birahi – Pipalkoti – Garur Ganga – Helang – Joshimath – Vishnuprayag – Govindghat – Pandukeshwar – Hanumanchatti – Badrinath
BY AIR: Jolly Grant airport on Rishikesh-Dehradun road is the nearest airport to Kedarnath. Hire a taxi to Gaurikund or till Haridwar/Rishikesh
BY TRAIN: Regular trains to Haridwar and Dehradun are available. Hire a taxi to Badrinath.
BY BUS: Badrinath is connected with motorable roads, and buses and taxis from important destinations like Rishikesh, Dehradun.
Best Time to Visit
Summer: April or May to June
Winter: August to October/November
Distacnce To Badrinath
Delhi To Kedarnath: 650 km
Rishikesh to Kedarnath: 320km
Dehradun to Kedarnath : 350 km