Panch Badri Yatra, unlike Chardham Yatra, is dedicated to Lord Vishu only. During this tour, the devotees visit the five holy shrines of Lord Vishnu to receive His blessing and achieve mental peace.
The destinations of Panch Badri Yatra include Vishal Badri, Adi Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Vridha Badri, and Yogdhyan Badri. Located in the Alaknanda River Valley of the Gharwal Himalayas, these pilgrimage sites have become the hub of meditation and enlightenment.
However, according to the mythological records, Lord Vishnu’s other name is ‘Badri’ and thus the sites are named as Panch Badri by the devotees worldwide.
The best time to go for Panch Badri Yatra is between the months of May and June and September and October.
The Panch Badri Yatra begins from two main locations, Haridwar and Dehradun. If you come by air, avail the Jolly Grant Airport located in Dehradun. You can avail Rishikesh or Kotdwar if you come by rails because they serve as the nearest railway stations. While road journeys through buses and cabs can be availed from Haridwar, Delhi, and Rishikesh.
The Panch Badri Yatra includes a tour package of 5 nights and 6 days. The first day of the tour begins with Haridwar and heads on towards Rishikesh and covers sites like Rudraprayag, Pipalkoti, Vishnuprayag, Badrinath Jee, Badrinath to finally end the journey from Rudraprayag to Haridwar on the sixth day.
These five pilgrimage sites are known to possess huge religious and spiritual importance. So, before you head out for the Panch Badri Yatra, get these informations.
Vishal Badri or the Badrinath Temple is one of the largest pilgrimage sites among the five holy shrines. Also known as the Badrinarayan temple, the gorgeous idol of Lord Vishnu, embellished with gold and silver, is worshipped here. It is also counted among the 108 Divya Deshams of the Vaishnavities, due to its religious importance.
Location: Badri to Mata Murti road, Badrinath, Uttarakhand 246422.
Set back in the Gupta Period, this temple of Lord Vishnu is known both for its religious as well as historical significance. Its black stone idol of Lord Vishnu and pyramidal shaped platforms gained it huge importance among the mass.
Location: NH109, Aadibadri, Uttarakhand 246440
This temple of Lord Vishnu is dedicated to His future incarnation as the Lion-headed God or Lord Narsingh. The name of the temple is based on the future prediction regarding the road getting blocked by a landslide when the right arm of Narsingh idol in Narsingh Temple in Joshimath, falls down. This temple is of huge mythological significance and the pilgrims can enjoy religious supremacy on their visit.
Location: Subhai, Uttarakhand 246443.
It counts as the first holy pilgrimage place of Badrinath. Moreover, it’s of huge religious importance as it possesses the idol of Badrinath, before the beginning of the Kali Age. It is believed that Lord Vishnu has removed himself from the temple when mankind entered into the period of the Kali Age.
Location: Auli Rd, Joshimath Army Area, Joshimath, Uttarakhand 246443.
This temple holds great historical significance and is named after King Pandu when he achieved victory over Kauravas. It is believed that this temple was built after King Pandu headed towards the path of salvation and enlightenment. The idol in this temple is in a medieval posture and attracts the pilgrims’ gaze.
Location: NH 58, Pandukeshwar, Uttarakhand, 246443.
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