Badrinath Temple, Badrinath

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Set against dramatic snow-capped peaks, Badrinath Temple stands at 3,133 m (10,279 ft) above sea level. Dating back to the 8th century, the temple complex makes an appearance in certain holy texts, and remains a major site of pilgrimage. Observe the shrine's artfully rendered and colorful facade, and look for the image of Badrinarayan depicted in a 1 m (3.3 ft) black stone statue holding a conch and a wheel. Other black-stone idols adorn the complex, which also contains a natural hot spring where the faithful bathe before entering the temple. Be prepared for a long drive and the physical demands of the altitude; consider visiting with a private guide or tour operator. Note the site is only open six months of the year, from April to November, due to weather extremes. Plan to visit Badrinath Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Badrinath attractions using our Badrinath itinerary builder site .
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  • place of lord vishnu all hindus must go there at least once in their life its beauty is unique its famous for pitra dosh nivaran(pind daan) u never have to do again any where in life .many many thans ...  more »
  • Badrinath, which is northernmost dham in 4 dhams (other 3 being Dwarka, Jagannathpuri and Rameshwaram), is situated in shadow of Mount Nilkanth and on banks of river Alaknanda. Even after being at suc...  more »
  • It is located in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. It is the temple which fulfils all the wishes of the followers and releases them from their problems. Shrine is one of the char dham place which i...  more »
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  • Nice holy place you can feel spiritual atmosphere great landscape view of mountains snow peaks nice greenery wild Alaknanda river cold weather. Everything a tourist want to see. But one thing keep in mind you need proper warm clothes in summer season. Really great place
  • Temple town Grown magnificently. Hindus must visit once in their life time. Great enviornment. Now it is over crowded, still the temple is maintained as about 50 years ago. No change and this is welcome.
  • Its really a amzing place . Route if this badrinath temple is really a very difficult but its a adventures and looking to this temple its all gone because this temple is so beautiful its its surrounding nature its sprituality is so good . Tapt kund is also a better & unbelievable thing really its cleanity and hygienic place i really like it.
  • Route of Badrinath is very tough although we started 5 am from Haridwar we reached here approx 6 pm.For darshans you have to wake up early as Aarti starts at 4am there are hot water kind in which you can take a bath and visit the temple temp can go up to below 0 in summers too.You should also visit last village of india which is mana that is only 2 km from here. Great Place
  • Badrinath Temple Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India. The temple and town form one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badrinath—holy shrines for Vaishnavites. It is open for six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November), because of extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region. The temple is located in Garhwal hill tracks in Chamoli district along the banks of AlaknandaRiver at an elevation of 3,133 m (10,279 ft) above the mean sea level. It is one of the most visited pilgrimage centres of India, having recorded 1,060,000 visits. Badrinath Temple Entrance of the Badrinath temple Location in Uttarakhand GeographyCoordinates30.744695°N 79.491175°ECountryIndiaStateUttarakhandDistrictChamoli districtLocationBadrinathCultureSanctumBadrinath (Vishnu)HistoryDate built9th century C.E.CreatorAdi Shankara The image of the presiding deity worshipped in the temple is a 1 m (3.3 ft) tall, black stone statue of Vishnu in the form of Badrinarayan. The statue is considered by many Hindus to be one of eight swayam vyakta kshetras, or self-manifested statues of Vishnu.[1] Mata Murti Ka Mela, which commemorates the descent of river Ganges on mother earth, is the most prominent festival celebrated in the Badrinath Temple. Although Badrinath is located in North India, the head priest, or Rawal, is traditionally a Nambudiri Brahminchosen from the South Indian state of Kerala. The temple was included in the Uttar Pradesh state government Act No. 30/1948 as Act no. 16,1939, which later came to be known as Shri Badarinath and Shri Kedarnath Mandir Act. The committee nominated by the state government administers both the temples and has seventeen members on its board. The temple is mentioned in ancient religious texts like Vishnu Purana and Skanda Purana. It is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, an early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD.

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