Badrinath is a popular religious town located in chamoli district of uttarakhand state. It is also one of the famous char dham.It is located at the elevation of 3,133 meter above sea level. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord VISHNU . Town lies between NAR and NARAYAN mountains ranges and in the bank of ALAKANANDA river. The KAPAT of temple are open only for 6 month after closing kapat the main pooja is done in PANDUKESHWAR.
HISTORY OF BADRINATH TEMPLE- According to legends the temple was established by AADI SHANKARACHARYA in 9th century . It is believed that Shankara resided in the place for six years from AD 814 to 820. He resided six months in BADRINATH TEMPLE and the rest of the year in Kedarnath. Hindu followers assert that he discovered the image of Badrinath in the Alaknanda River and enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund hot springs.
According to hindu legends Lord VISHNU sat in meditation at this place .Lord vishnu was not aware of the cold weather of this place, goddess LAXMI protected him by BADRI tree. Pleased by the devotion of Lakshmi, Vishnu named the place Badrika Ashram.
places to visit near BADRINATH TEMPLE-
- MANA VILLAGE
- VYASH CAVE
- TAPTA KUND
- CHARAN PADUKA
- BHEAM PULL
- MATA MURTI TEMPLE
- GANESH CAVE
HOW TO REACH BADRINATH TEMPLE- BADRINATH TEMPLE is well connected by national highway.
- RISHIKESH TO BADRINATH 298 KM
- delhi to badrinath 528 km