Badrinath Temple 2010 Opening Date – Badrinath Dham

Badrinath Temple, or Badarinath Dham, is one of the most sacred temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In 2010, the Kapat of Shri Badrinath Temple will open on May 19 at 8:05 AM. The temple is located in the lofty Himalayan heights in the Garhwal Hill tracks in Uttarakhand at an altitude of 10,248 feet above sea level. Badrinath along with Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Himalayas in Uttarakhand in India are part of the famous Chardham Yatra.

Badrinath Temple remains closed during winter season from October to April due to heavy snowfall. During the winter period the Murtis of Lord Badrinath are housed at the Narsimha Mandir in Joshimath area for the wintry sojourn.

The image of Lord Vishnu in Badrinath Temple is carved out of Saligramam. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here as Badari Narayan and Badari Vishal.

The idol of Badarinarayan is seen under the Badari tree and is flanked by Kuber (God of wealth) and Garuda, Narad, Narayan and Nar. There is also a shrine dedicated to Maha Lakshmi and Adi Shankara.

The ideal time to visit the Badrinath Temple is during the Char Dham Yatra from May to October. It is wise to avoid the monsoon season due to the constant threat of landslides.