Badrinath temple is nestled in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. It is one of the most religious Dhams in India. The Badrinath temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. This holy temple is one of the holiest of the holy shrines of Chardham pilgrimage in India. It is nestled between Nar and Narayan peaks. Badrinath is the last and most celebrated stop in the pilgrimage yatra of Garhwal Himalayas. The Badrinath temple stands proud and holds its rich past along the banks of the Alaknanda river. It is the most important temple of Vishnu. It is believed to be built by Adi Shankaracharya. He found the Saligram idol of Lord Badri immersed in the waters of Alaknanda and then installed it in a cave near the Tapt Kund.
The Hindu scriptures and holy Bhagavata Puran mentions lord Vishnu undergoing penance here in his incarnation as Nara and Narayan, since time immemorial for the wellbeing of all living forms of the Universe. Another narrative from Hindu mythology states that Lord Vishnu sat meditating in the forest full of Badri bushes. To shelter meditating Lord Vishnu from the sweltering heat of the sun Goddess Luxmi stood next to him providing shade and with the passing time Goddess Lakshmi turned into Badri Vishal herself and Lord Vishnu became the Badrinath. Padma Purana mentions the area in and around Badri Dham as replete with spiritual treasure.
Badrinath Dham Yatra
Badrinath temple is accessible by motorable roads and can be reached by walking along an easy Trek. Badrinath is the land of myriad legends. Witness the snowy mountain peaks, gracefully gushing Alaknanda river and pretty landscapes that create a fantastic background to facilitate a spiritual connection.
Visit this shrine from April/May to June and September to October/November. Avoid monsoon season as it is risky. Freezing temperatures in the winter season make winter too inappropriate for this religious tour.
Importance of Badrinath Dham
The sacred Badrinath temple is an ancient holy shrine that dates back to the Vedic period. Badrinath temple is one of the 108 holy places for Vaishnavites where they perform rituals for their ancestors. This temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Vishnu meditated here for thousands of years and thus this place is turned out to be the holiest temple of India. It is among the Panch Badri. Other four includes- Ypgadhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Bridha Badri, or Old Badri, and Adi Badri.
BadrinathYatra by helicopter
Badrinath Yatra by helicopter is the most comfortable and fastest way to pay a visit to the Badrinath temple in a short time. A helicopter tour is perfect for those who have a shortage of time and for those also who are facing health issues and are not able to perform pilgrimage relatively quickly. The helicopter operates from Sahastradhara, Dehradun helipad every morning for the temple and returns to the city every evening. You will depart from Sahstradhara helipad, Dehradun. After landing at the helipad we will take you to the temple by car. There is hardly a 1km stretch in between. After reaching you will avail the VIP darshan passes we have in store for you and enjoy a blissful darshan of Badrinarayan. After darshan, you will be heading from Badrinath towards Sahastradhara helipad, Dehradun with some memorable experiences.
Badrinath Dham Opening Date
8 May 2022