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Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple

About Temple

Badrinath temples present structure was built by the Kings of Garhwal about two centuries ago. The temple has three sections  Garbhagriha (Sanctum), The Darshan Mandap, and Sabha Mandap. The Garbhagriha (Sanctum) houses Lord Badri Narayan, Kuber (God of wealth), Narad Rishi, Uthavar, Nar & Narayan. Lord Badri Narayan (also called as Badri Vishal) is armed with Shankh (Conch) and Chakra in two arms in a lifted posture and two arms rested on the lap in Yogamudra. The principal image is of black stone and it represents Vishnu seated in meditative pose. The temple also houses Garud (Vahana  vehicle of Lord Narayan) and Goddess Mahalaxmi. Also here are the idols of Adi Shankar, Swami Desikan and Shri Ramanujan Guru-Shisya parampara is supposed to have its roots here. This is symbolised by two ranges of mountains  Nar range of mountains (representing the individual soul - Jeevatma) and Narayan range of mountains (on which side is the temple situated  representing the supreme soul - Paramatma). These forms were used to convey the Ashtakshara mantras, Vedas and their importance. River Alaknanda, considered to be one of the most sacred, divides the two ranges of mountains. In the backdrop of the temple and Narayan range of mountains is the Neelkanth Parvat (mountain)  ice clad mountain which is a feast to watch in the early morning hours when it sparkles at the time of sunrise. This height of this majestic peak of Himalayas is 19800-ft.The Bhrama Kapala located at a distance of 200 ft. from the main shrine to the north on the banks of the river Alaknanda is the site for performance of remembrance rites for the ancestors pitras (souls of the dead) by offering prasad (rice food) of Lord Badri Narayan.


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Badrinath dhaam is considered as one of the most sacred centres of pilgrimage situated in the in the lofty Himalayan heights in the Tehri-Garhwal hill tracks (Uttarakhand) at the height of 10,248 feet above sea level. The route to Badrinath is one of the most arduous one due to the lofty hilly terrain, curves and cliffs amidst the most scenically beautiful place on the earth .

Hotels near Badrinath

Sarovar Portico

Sarovar Portico  (Uttaranchal, India), located amid the snow capped gigantic Himalayas with gushing white waters, provides a magnificent view of the Temple and the valley. Badrinath is considered as one of the holiest places in India and Park inn is the first quality accommodation to come up in the area.

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Camp Ghangharia

The Sarovar Portico Badrinath Camp Ghangharia (Uttaranchal, India) is gateway to Shri Hemkunt Sahib & The valley of Flowers.

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Camp Chaardham-Leisure Hotels

Chaardham means "Four Dhams" i.e. "Four religious places". Chardham is also a popular collective term used for tourist circuit covering Holy hindu pilgrimage centres of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

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