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About Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple, dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu, is located in Uttarakhand and is part of the Chardham Yatra. The temple is about 297 km from Rishikesh. Bhagvan Vishnu is worshipped here in meditative posture.

Badrinath Temple is located on the banks of Alaknanda River and is surrounded by two mountains – Nar and Narayana.

It is believed that Vishnu chose this spot to mediate as it was covered by berry plant. Badri means berry.

Nearby the Badrinath Temple is the Tapta Kund – a hot spring. Devotees take a dip in this pond before visiting the temple.

The temple is open every from May to early November and is closed for winter from second week of November to third week of April.

The shrine is very old and belongs to the Vedic Age. The temple in the current form was consecrated by Adi Shankaracharya.

Nearest Railway Station – Rishikesh (297); Kotdwara (327). Rishikesh is directly connected by rail with Howrah, Bombay, Delhi and Lucknow.

The temple is around 324 km from Haridwar.