Badrinath – 5 Important Facts

Badrinath Facts

Badrinath – 5 Important Facts

Planning to go for Badrinath Yatra? Badrinath is one of the most important Dham among the Char Dhams along with a majestic sight. Presenting the 5 most important facts about Badrinath that you must know about it.

1. At the height of 3,133 meters, Badrinath Temple stands proudly with its rich past along the banks of Alaknanda River. Regarded as the most important temple of Vishnu, the Badrinath shrine is said to be established by Adi Shankaracharya. He found the Saligram idol of Lord Badri immersed in the waters of Alaknanda and installed it in a cave near the Tapt Kund.

2. In the 16th century, a Garhwal King got a temple erected to house the statue of the God. The present structure is the result of plenty of restorations the temple has undergone due to damages caused by avalanches and earthquakes. Lord Vishnu can be worshipped in a black stone idol sitting in a meditative pose surrounded by idols of other gods like Nar, Narayana, Narad, Ganesha, Garud and Kuber.

3. The Tapt Kund, a group of hot sulfur springs just below the temple, are considered to be medicinal; many pilgrims consider it a requirement to bathe in the springs before visiting the temple. The springs have a year-round temperature of 55 °C (131 °F), while the outside temperature is typically below 17 °C (63 °F) all year round. The two water ponds in the temple are called Narad Kund and Surya Kund.

4. The Badrinath temple is one of five related shrines called Panch Badri, which are dedicated to the worship of Vishnu. The five temples are Vishal Badri – Badrinath Temple in Badrinath, Yogadhyan Badri located at Pandukeshwar, Bhavishya Badri located 17 km from Jyotirmath at Subain, Vridh Badri located 7 km from Jyotirmath in Animath and Adi Badri located 17 km from Karnaprayag.

5. The temple is considered one of the holiest Hindu Char Dham sites, comprising Rameswaram, Badrinath, Puri, and Dwarka. The four monasteries are located across the four corners of India and their attendant temples are Badrinath Temple at Badrinath in the North, Jagannath Temple at Puri in the East, Dwarakadheesh Temple at Dwarka in the West and Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameswaram in the South.

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