The town gains its name thanks to the holy temple of Badrinath, devoted to the preserver, Lord Vishnu. Badrinath is one of the 5 temples dedicated to Badri (Lord Vishnu) in the Garhwal.
Badrinath, among the four dominant Char Dham pilgrimage sites of India as well as the Chota Char Dham, is a sight to behold! Situated at an average elevation of 10,827 feet above sea level, Badrinath is beautifully nestled on the banks of the Alaknanda River. The temple in itself is stunningly gorgeous, thanks to its history & construction in traditional Garhwali wooden architecture. With the scenic views all around, the beautiful and lovely terrain – Badrinath will take your breath away!
Badrinath Dham History and Legends
It is believed that the temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya and has been renovated multiple times since. In the 9th Century, the holy town of Badrinath was re-established by Adi Shankaracharya. It is believed that pilgrims used to walk hundreds of miles to pay obeisance at the sacred sides. Apart from being an integral member of Char Dham Yatra, it is also one of the Panch Badri.
The area is known as Badri – signifying the dedication to Lord Vishnu and his dual form of Nara-Narayana. Thus, you would have heard in the Mahabharata, Krishna telling Arjun- You were Nara in former body and Narayana for your compassion and didst perform shocking harshness at Badri for many many years”. In fact, the mountains are mentioned in Mahabharata multiple times- Pandavas are said to have ended their life after climbing their Ascent to Heaven –Swargarohini. It is believed that Pandavas traversed through Badrinath and the town of Mana.
Another story goes that when Ganga was asked to descend to earth to help the suffering humankind – the earth was unable to handle the sheer force and then Ganga was split into 12 holy channels – Alaknanda river being one.
Badrinath Dham Packages 2021
Chardham Yatra - From Haridwar By Road
Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag - Haridwar
09 Nights / 10 Days
Package Cost: On Request
Char Dham Yatra with Valley of Flowers
Delhi - Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot - Harsil - Gangotri - Uttarkashi - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Joshimath - Badrinath - Joshimath - Govind Ghat - Gangaria - Valley of Flowers - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi
13 Nights / 14 Days
Package Cost: On Request