Badrinath: Abode of Lord Vishnu
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Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is a Hindu temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, situated in Badrinath city of Uttrakhand in India. Badrinath Temple is a part of Chardham and Chhota Chardham yatra. It is one of the pilgrimage sites, situated between the two mountain ranges named Nar and Narayan on the left bank of the Alaknanda river.
Badrinath temple is the main attraction in the city. This temple of Lord Vishnu built in ancient style is very spacious. Its height is about 15 meters. The temple is split into 3 parts the sanctum sanctorum, the worship hall, and the convention hall. There is a statue of a tall black stone of God Vishnu in the temple. This temple is also called “Vaikuntha of Earth”.
According to legend, Adi Shri Shankaracharya discovered the image of Badrinarayan on a black stone Shaligram in the Alaknanda river. It was originally made in a cave near the Hot Spring which is known as Tapt Kund.
There are many tourist sites near and in Badrinath, which mainly includes
TAPT KUND– hot sulfur springs on the banks of Alaknanda which is known to cure all type of skin diseases.
Brahma Kapal– A flat platform used for religious rituals
A boulder with the alleged impression of Sheshnag. The vehicle of Lord Vishnu
Charanpaduka: – It is said that it is the footprint of Lord Vishnu when he steps down on earth.
The Neelkanth Mountain: the majestic view of the mountain make the environment more beautiful.
Mana Gaon – This is also called the last village of India. After this, the Tibet region starts. There is also a cave in Mana where Vyasa, according to legend, wrote the Mahabharata.
The temple remains closed for 6 months during harsh winter conditions. The best time to visit the temple is from April to June and September to November. Monsoon time is a little risky affair for traveling.