Panch Badri Yatra, Timings, Route info
This temple falls on the route Rishikesh to Badrinath and is 12 km from Helang. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who appears here with his four arms. The uniqueness of this temple is that Lord Vishnu appears here in Dhyan posture.
How to reach Dhyan Badri?
- The nearest airport is at Dehradun which is 272 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh which is 255 km away.
- Helang is the nearest point from where it is by walk to the temple. Helang can be reached from Rishikesh by Road.
This temple is dedicated to Narasimha Swamy. It is believed that a day will come when Badrinath temple will not be accessible and the Lord will be moved this place. Hence the name Bhavishya Badri. Temple can be reached from Joshimath and falls on the route Joshimath to Lata Malari.
It is said that Badrinath Idol which was carved by the Divine Architect was worshipped here. At this beginning of Kaliyuga, Lord Vishnu left the shrine. Later this Idol was recovered from Naradkund and Installed by Adi Sankaracharya. This temple is 7 km from Joshimath. This temple remains opens on all days, unlike Badrinath temple.
As per the Legend, Pandavas did penance here before heading to Heaven. Pandavas handed the authority to the King Parikshit at this place. This temple falls on the route Rishikesh to Badrinath. The main deity here can be seen in Yog Dhyan posture.
As per the Legend, Goddess Lakshmi transformed herself as Badri tree to provide shelter to Lord Vishnu who was doing penance. It is believed that the Sage Narada did penance here. This temple was built in 8th Century AD.
Reference Link: History