Badrinath temple

Badrinath temple timings, History, Pooja details, Ticket cost

Badrinath temple History

As per the legend, While Lord Vishnu performing Seva to the Goddess Lakshmi, Sage Narada compared His doings with the humans. Disturbed Lord Vishnu sent his wife Lakshmi to Pathala Loka. Lord Vishnu came down to the Earth. Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati found the boy crying at their doorstep. Lord Siva and Parvati took the boy inside the home. While going out, Goddess Parvati asked the boy to stay inside the home. The boy then locked the doors from inside and made the stay as his abode. On seeing this, Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati moved to Kedarnath for the stay. Goddess Lakshmi took the form of a Badari tree to protect Lord Vishnu, who was in penance. Hence the name Badarinath, later called by Badrinath as time passes by.

The temple located at an altitude of 3133 mt above the sea level and was built in 8th century AD.

It is believed that Lord Krishna and Arjuna stayed here for some time during Vanavasa period. This is the place where the Hanuman tested Bhima’s strength and crushed the ego. It is one of the temples of Chardham.

The devotees used to take a holy dip at Tapt Kund before Darshan. It is believed that Agni deva did penance here for Lord Vishnu and Vishnu granted his wish to stay in this Kund permanently. It is said that this water possesses medicinal properties which cure skin diseases.

Best time to visit Badrinath

May to October months and not during Rainy seasons. As landslides will be heavy and the path will not be accessible. Temple remains closed for 6 months during the winter season.

How to reach Badrinath temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant which is 317 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh which is 300 km away.

By Road

  1. Temple is reachable from Delhi, Haridwar, Dehradun and Rishikesh.

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Reference Link: History


  1. Subba Rao Mithinti

    I Visited KEDAR/BADRI Temples and performed PITHRU KARMAS in 1998.Then it was performed very close to Alakananda River.Is it in the same place now or different? Please let me me know the whole process from beginning to finish once we come there.
    DATE of temple opening may be given
    Thanks and REGARDS