Saturday, May 6, 2017

Adi Badri Temple Chamoli Uttarakhand

India is the land of countless great pilgrimage sites but for many reasons, some of them are not explored yet. Today, we are going make you familiar with such pilgrimage place which is less popular but has a strong significance in Hindu mythology. 
Adi Badri is one of the Sapta Badri Hindu temples of the Uttarakhand, India. Adi Badri is located in a hilly area of Uttarkashi District of Indian State, Uttarakhand. It is compound of beautiful sixteen temples and prominent among them is Narayan temple which is dedicated to lord Vishnu, one of the Hindu deities. Badri is the local name of lord Vishnu mostly referred by people of Uttarakhand.

Adi Badri  Temple Photos
Front View Adi Badri Temple

History of Adi Badri Temple

Adi Badri temple is devoted to lord Vishnu and it has strong importance among the Hindu pilgrimage places in India.  It is believed that Lord Vishnu resided the place during the Satya Yuga, Treata Yuga, and Dwapar Yuga and in Kali Yuga he shifted to Badrinath. Yuga means age or era according to Hinduism. According to legends, seven among sixteen temples were constructed by Hindu Guru Adi Shankaracharya during the period of Gupta (5th century to 8th century). According to another story, Maharshi Veda Vyas, the great Hindu guru worte shree Mad Bhagwat Geeta at Adi Badri.
Hindu Temples in India
Statue at Adi Badri

Worship at Adi Badri Temple

All sixteen temples of the Adi Badri are built in pyramidal shape and their height varies 3 to 6 meters. Lord Vishnu is ensconced here in the form of idol, made of beautiful black stone. South Indian Brahmins are chief priests of the temple. On Kartik Mash (full moon day of November –December) a big fair is organized at a temple in which thousands of pilgrims take part from nearby areas.

Timings and Best time to Visit Adi Badri 

The temple’s door opens in May and closes in the month of November after the festival of Kartik Month. May, June, September, and October are considered the best months to visit the temple, as per the climate aspects.

Places to stay at Adi Badri

Few temple committee houses have been set up near the temple premises. Apart from this, guest houses and private hotels are available in Karnaprayag.

How to Reach Adi Badri

Adi Badri
Complete View of Adi Badri
By Road: It is located between Karnaprayag- Ranikhet road. It is located at the distance of 19 Km from Karnaprayag can be easily visited by private taxi.  Apart from this, it is well connected to Nainital and Ramnagar, nearest towns to the place.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Adi Badri which is located at the distance of about 209 KM.

By Rail: Rishikesh Rail head is the nearest railway station to the place located at the distance of approximately 122 Km.