Badrinath Dham

About Badrinath Dham

One of the famous sites of the Chardham Yatra, the Badrinath Dham draws devotees with unwavering faith to Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The pious Badrinath Yatra is simply manifested as a way to attain salvation (Moksha) from the cycle of Life and Death. The ancient mythology designates Badrinath Mandir as an indispensable Hindu shrine to be visited once in a lifetime with the legend of meditation of Lord Vishnu for complete 1000 years under a Badri Tree for the welfare of humanity. Ever since then devotees consider this place to be sacred. A deity of Lord Badrinath in the meditative pose has been established to be worshipped and paid homage to.

The one-meter tall imposing statuette of Lord Vishnu that is reckoned to be one of eight Swayam Vyakta Kshetras or self-manifested statues sits in the Nar Narayan temple. The sacred Badrinath Temple, which is also the part of major Chardham circuit is situated at an elevation of 3133 m along the bank of River Alaknanda. Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, and thus an important pilgrimage for Vaishnavites. This pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand remains open for the devotees for half of the year from onset of summers and closes with the end of the autumn season.

Badrinath Temple Opening & Closing Dates 2018

The Badrinath Temple opens every year in the month of April/May and closes in the third week of November (after the celebration of Diwali festival). For the next 6 months of winter, prayers to the Badri Vishal are offered at the Narsimha Temple in Joshimath.

The dates for opening date of Shri Badrinath Temple is announced by the priests on the day of Basant Panchmi. In 2018, the date of the portal opening Badrinath Temple is 30th April.

Best Time to Visit Badrinath

Due to its elevation and location, Badrinath Temple remains open to the devotees for a brief period of six months. The end of April or beginning of the month of May is chosen for the opening of the portals of this sacred Hindu shrine in Uttarakhand. The temple closes right after Diwali and its deity is brought to Joshimath to rest for next six months of winter. Therefore the best time to visit Badrinath Dham is between April and November with April to mid-June and October to mid-November being the ideal most.

  • Summer

    The month of April marks the onset of the summer season for Badrinath Dham when all the ice melts and the sun starts to offer warm afternoon time. The temperature in summer that lasts till mid-June ranges between 15℃ and 30℃, keeping it quite pleasant for devotees to conveniently perform the pilgrimage.

  • Monsoon

    The season of monsoon is packed with heavy rains that sometimes continue for days. The average temperature drops a bit with 25℃ being the highest. Though the Yatra is carried out in this season in full swing, it is advisable to check the weather forecast and carry necessary gears like raincoats, umbrella, walking sticks, etc.

  • Winter

    Badrinath Temple closes for period of six months with the onset of winter in mid to end November. The mercury dips to sub-zero figures and the entire region is covered under the thick blanket of snow. The statuette, thus is brought to lower region of Joshimath, where it is established in Narsimha Temple for the devotees to pay homage.

Badrinath Temple History

Activities around Badrinath

Badrinath’s surroundings have a charm that must not be missed. There are opportunities of witnessing an ocean of flowers while trekking; paying homage to divine Hindu and Sikh shrines; sipping tea at India’s last village and cleansing your soul at a hot spring amongst the plethora that can be relished around Badrinath Dham.

  • Take a Holy Dip at Tapt Kund
  • Trek to the Base Camp of Neelkanth, Satopanth, and Charanpaduka Mountains
  • Visit India’s Last Village, Mana and Have Tea at country’s last Tea Stall
  • Trek to the gorgeous Valley of Flowers
  • Pay Homage to high altitude Sikh shrine Hemkund Sahib
  • Go on a Sightseeing Tour of Auli, Narad Kund, Vyas Gufa and Vasudhara Waterfalls

Travel Tips: Top 5 Things to Know Before Going to Badrinath Yatra

    • Badrinath amongst all four destinations is the easiest to access. There is a nominal walk required to reach the temple from the Taxi Stand
    • Mobile connectivity in Badrinath is quite good, BSNL has excellent network reception
    • Though the chances are negligible, you must carry medicine for high altitude sickness, in case of emergency
    • Darshan are best done in the morning hours so that you can have a larger section of the day to explore around the town
    • Though it remains considerably pleasant in the summers in Badrinath, it is ideal to carry something warm to wear

Chardham Tour Packages for 2018

There is nothing more blissful than to seek the blessings of Lord Badri seated at the highest. Make this experience even more momentous by choosing Badrinath Yatra Packages for 2018 from our exhaustive range. Our packages cater to your preferences, time and budget and render Badrinath tour unlike any other.

Best Hotels to Stay in Badrinath

Gradually developing, Badrinath is no longer an offbeat destination and the wide variety of hotels here is the proof. Along with Joshimath that was once the only nearby destination for a stay in Badrinath, the sacred town itself has started to offer comfortable accommodation to its visitors. Now the variety of staying options has extended in Joshimath, while the town of Badrinath has decent hotels on offer.

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