Timings of the Temple:
The Badrinath temple doors opens at 04.30 am & closes at 1. Pm. Once again it doors opens at 4.pm & closes at 9.pm after the divine song Geet Govind.
What is the opening ritual of the Temple?
It is open for six months every year, between the end of April month and the beginning of November, because of extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region.
Sanctum: Lord Vishnu
Date Built: 8th Century AD
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How to Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport from Badrinath is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 317 km from Badrinath.
By Rail: The nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at Rishikesh (297 kms), Haridwar (324 kms) and Kotadwar (327 kms).
By Road: Badrinath is located at a distance of 525 Km from Delhi & 296 Km from Rishikesh. There are regular buses operating to Badrinath from Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh.
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About the Temple:
Badrinath Temple town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India. Badrinath temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. The Badrinath temple form one of the four Char Dham pilgrimage sites. It’s open for six months every single year (between the end of April and the beginning of November), because of thrilling weather circumstances in the Himalayan province.
Get an inside glimpse of the Temple:
The temple has three structures; the Garbhagriha (sanctum), the Darshan Mandap (worship hall), and Sabha Mandap (convention hall).
The main shrine houses the 1 m (3.3 ft) tall image of Badrinarayan diety made of Shaligram (black stone).
The image of Badrinarayan holds a "Shankha" and a "Chakra" in two of its arms in a lifted posture; other two arms are rested on its lap in a Yogamudra posture.
The sanctum also houses pictures of the god of wealth—Kubera, sage Narada, Uddhava, Nar and Narayan.
There are fifteen images that are also worshipped around the temple. These include images of Maa Lakshmi and Navadurga, the manifestation of Durga in nine various forms.
The temple also has mandir of Lakshmi Narasimhar and for saints Adi Shankara, Vedanta Desika and Ramanujacharya.