Badrinath Tour Package
Sri Badrinath, one of the most important and oldest Hindu pilgrimage & one of the integral part of sacred ‘Char Dham Yatra, Located at Garhwal region of Uttarakhand with an altitude of over 3,133 metres at the confluence of the Rishi Ganga and alaknanda Rivers is flanked by nar and Narayan mountains, while the Neelkandth Peak forms a splendid backdrop .
Why it’s named Badrinath?
The name of the temple “Badrinath” is associated with the ancient tradition, according to which, Lord Vishnu performed austerity in this place. In order to save her husband from the scorching rays of the sun, the goddess Lakshmi took the form of a tree of Vishala-Badari (Great Fig tree), hiding the god under the shade of the branches. Satisfied with the devotion of a consort, Lord Vishnu said that from now on this place would bear her name.
About the History?
Legends suggest that the original temple was built by King Pururava prior to the vedic age and the idol of the presiding deity was carved by Lord Vishwakarma. The original shrine is said to have been destroyed by avalanches or by the Buddhists and the image of Badrinath was thrown into the waters of Alaknanda during the Buddhist era. The present temple is believed to have been established in 8th century by the great philosopher saint Adi Shankaracharya, who according to ‘Skanda Purana”, consecrated the idol of Lord Badri Vishal here after recovering it from the river , nearby Narad Kund, after following a divine call from the heaven. It was rebuilt about two centuries later by the rulers of Garhwal. The temple has been renovated several times due to damage caused natural forces and was restored in 19th century by the royalties of Scindias and Holkars.
Here is also ritual perform by pilgrims as this is place of Brahamakamal which is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus).
The gates of the temple are open only six months a year. This is due to extreme weather conditions in the Himalayas. At the entrance to the temple are the sacred hot springs
Place to visit at Badrianth ji
Nestled in the Himalayas, located in the district of Chamoli in Uttarakhand, Mana is the last Indian village from the border of India and Tibet/China. Located near the religious site of Badrinath, on the banks of River Saraswati, Mana village is situated at a height of around 3219 meters.
Narad Kund is arranged close Tapt Kund. It is accepted that the Badrinath icon was acquired from this kund. Narad Kund boiling hot water spring is situated under the Garur Shila and holds a therapeutic worth. Fans take a plunge in this kund before entering the Badrinath sanctuary for Darshan of Lord Badrinath.
Vyas & Ganesh-Gufa
Vyas & Ganesh-Gufa cavern is situated in the Mana Village alongside numerous different caverns. It is accepted that in this cavern Ved Vyas directed his acclaimed epic of Mahabharata to Ganesh and accordingly it has been named Vyas Gufa. There is an icon of Ved Vyas indicated composition the granth (epic book) inside this hole.
Beginning Source of Saraswati River
Manibhadrapur which is known as Mana village, the beginning source of river Saraswati. Bhimpul (bridge) according to myth it is built by Bhima during period of the Mahabharata.