Badrinath Temple defines the greatness of Lord Vishnu. The temple is around 50 feet tall and in the form of a cone. There is a small cupola on top covered with a gold gilt roof. Badrinath is one of the pious sites of Char Dham pilgrimage in India. sites include. This holy land of Vishnu is located between the two mountains Nar and Narayan. Badrinath is also an important part of Panch Badri Yatra of Uttarakhand. This pious site is placed in the tranquil natural surroundings of high peaks, dense forests, and graceful rivers.
Attractions of Badrinath
There are five Badri shrines in Badrinath, including the Badrinath temple. The other four Badri temples are Yogadhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Bridha Badri or the ‘Old Badri’ and Adi Badri. The Adi Badri temple complex encompasses 16 small shrines, which are known for their exquisite carvings.
Located 44 km from Badrinath, Joshimath is one of the four ‘Maths’ established by the sage Adi Shankara. It is believed that it is the winter home of Shri Badrinathji.
Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers “Foolon ki Ghati” is one of the most famous monsoon trek located in Uttarakhand, Himalayas. It is a captivating valley dotted with colorful flowers, offering picture-perfect views of nature. The best time to visit the valley is from July to August. There are so many fairy tales associated with this valley and the most common of them is falling unconscious from the scents of flowers.
It is the place where the famous Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara is located. Located near the Gurudwara is the Hemkund Lake hemmed in by fascinating mountain peaks.
Tapt Kund natural hot water and cold springs are at the entrance of the temple. Before entering the temple, the pilgrims take a holy dip in the Tapt Kund. Other famous natural spring sites are Narad Kund and Surya Kund.
A rock boulder with the impression of Sheshnag, a mythological serpent, called Sheshnetra, is also a place that impresses the visitors. Another important temple is the Mata Murti temple, dedicated to the mother of Badrinathji. The footprints of Lord Vishnu are present on a boulder called Charanpaduka.