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Home :: Pilgrimage :: Badrinath

Badrinath

Location
Badrinath is located at an 3, 133 m and the said to have an unequalled sanctity when compared to other pilgrimages. Badrinath is located in the Narnarayn range which is against the impressive Neelkanth peak.
badrinath Temple

General Overview
Badrinath is one of the four dhams in the revered Char dham yatra. Badrinath is one of the sacred sites which was founded by Sri Shankracharya in the ninth centuary. The Badrinath temple is also known as Badri Narayan which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is believed to have done penance in the mythical Brindavan - which once covered the Uttarakhand mountains.

Also known 'Tapobhumi', Badrinath is a land of meditation and penance. Facing the Badrinath temple is a hot water spring, known as 'Tapt Kund'. Other famous springs, here, are the Narad Kund and the Surya Kund. Badrinath is presided over by a Namboothiri Brahman from Kerala, the Rawal, who also acts as the head priest for Kedarnath.
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Fact File

Area 3 sq . km .
Rainafall 1460 mm
Clothing Till May -heavy woollens, June -Sept -light woolens & Oct. -Nov . -heavy woollens
Languages Hindi, English and Garhwali.


Climate
May to October every year the temple usually remains open from first week of May to 2nd week of November

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Places of Interest
Govindghat - The ghat is situated on the conflux of Alaknanda and Laxman Ganga river. Govindghat have an impressive gurudwara which was named after Guru Gobind Singh. Located amidst Joshimath and Badrinath it is the starting point for the trek to this valley. From Gobindghat, it is 16 kms. away. Ponies can also be hired from Gobindghat.

Neelkanth (A Pyramidal Shaped Snowy Peak), BadrinathValley of flowers - Valley of flowers is one of the most prominent tourist places of Uttaranchal. Valley of flowers is situated on the scenic valley and is near the Pushpawati river. The appropriate time to visit the valley of flower is from July to August,

The Temple Complex - There are 15 idols in the temple complex. Finely sculpted in black stone, the Badrinath (Vishnu) image is a metre high. Other images include those of Laxmi (Vishnu's consort), Garurh (Vishnu's mount), Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh

Neelkanth - A pyramidal shaped snowy peak (6,59 7mt) towering above Badrinath, presents a dramatic sight. It is better known as the 'Garhwal Queen'.


Connectivity
Air - Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.

Rail - Nearest railheads are at Rishikesh and Kotdwara.

Road - Badrinath is connected by good motorable roads with Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwara and other hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.
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Accommodation
You have Modi Bhavan, Gujarat Bhavan, Kale Kambli Wale's Ashram behind the temple, provide a serene and comfortable stay to the tourists. Many religious organizations maintain Dharamshalas, which are very cheap and clean. Here non vegetarian food is not available. Simple vegetarian food is available.


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