2. ABOUT THE BADRINATH TEMPLE Badrinath Temple is the
abode of Lord Vishnu. It
is situated at an
altitude of 3130 m at
the banks of
Alaknanda. At the
backdrop is the
peak situated between
twin peaks named Nar
and Narayan. The name
of the place is derived
from wild berries called
established the idol of
Vishnu in the temple,
the idol is made of
black granite. Near the
temple is a hot water
sulphur spring known
as Tapt Kund
3. The temple is considered to be present since Vedic times. However according to the
history, Adi Shankaracharya established it here in 8th century. The present structure
of the temple was built three centuries ago by Garhwal kings.
The temple has three sections to it, a Garbha Griha or the sanctum sanctorum where
the main deity rests, a Darshan Mandap for puja and a Sabha Mandap for devotees to
assemble. In all there are 15 idols in the complex, all in black stone. These consist of
idols of Lakshmi, Vishnu''s wife, Garud, his mount and Lord Shiva, his wife Parvati and
and son Ganesha. The idol of Lord Vishnu is sitting with crossed legs in a meditative
posture, his hands folded..The temple remains closed in winters when the entrire
area gets under snow cover and opens only in summers (sometime in April-May).
5. Vasudhara Falls is a waterfall situated
near Badrinath, in Uttarakhand, India. Total distance from
Badrinath to Vasudhara is 9 KM. It is a 6 km walkable trek from
Mana village. Mana village is 3 km road route from Badrinath.
The height of this falls is 400 ft(122 mt)
6. The Tapt Kund hot sulphur springs just below the temple are
considered to be medicinal—many pilgrims consider it a
requirement to bathe in the springs before visiting the
temple. The springs have a year-round temperature of 45°C.
7. Bheem Pul situated at Mana Village, the last village on the border with
Tibet and 3 kilometres from Badrinath, comes with a spiritual tale to share.
Located on one side of Mana village opposite to the rock
8. Alaknanda stream of ganges river emerges from here in these
high alpine himalayan areas above Mana village ahead of
badrinath chamoli district of Uttarakhand state of India.We have
a area in vadodara named after alkapuri the city of Gods nay king
of Gods Indra!!Stay at badrinath for four days or more if you want
to enjoy many such places and four more at AULI JOshimath too
to 'complete' a taste of Chamoli or Alaknanda river Voyage -valley
of flowers is here..so many more spots that you will come back
again..here as you turn your back to high heights.
9. Mata Murti Temple is situated at a distance of 3 km from
Badrinath on the banks of River Alaknanda. This temple is
dedicated to Mata Murti, the mother of two sons Narayana and
There is a popular belief that the goddess has power of granting
Vairagya to those who meditate sincerely in her presence. The
temple is visited for worshipping Mata Murti on Ashtami, Shukla
Tritiya and Chaturdashi. Moreover, during the time of Mata Murti
Ka Mela, the mother of Shri Badrinath is worshipped.
10. By Air:
The nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant in
Dehradun which is 317 kms from here.
The nearest railheads from Badrinath are at
Rishikesh(297 km) and Kotdwar(327 Km).
Regular buses are available for Badrinath from
Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and other important