Badrinath Temple Information:

Badrinath Temple, also called Badrinarayan Temple, is located in Uttarakhand state along the Alaknanda river. This temple is dedicated to Badrinath as Lord Vishnu. It is also a Pilgrimage from the four Pilgrimages of Hindus. It is located in the north direction at a distance of 294 kilometers from Rishikesh. This is one of the Panch-Badri’s Badri. In Uttarakhand, Panch Badri, Panch Kedar and Punch Prayag are important in terms of mythological Hindu religion. It is open for six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November), because of extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region.

Badrinath Temple History:

There is no historical records about the temple. The architecture of the temple resembling that of a Buddhist vihara (temple) and the brightly painted facade which is a typical of Buddhist temples leads to the argument. Other accounts relate that it was originally established as a pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the ninth century. It is believed that Shankara resided in the place for six years from A.D. 814 to 820.

Quick Info about Badrinath Temple:

Place Badrinath, Uttrakhand, India
Established 9th century C.E
Creator Adi Shankara
Deity Badrinath (Vishnu)

Important Facts About Badrinath Temple:

  1. Badrinath Temple, also called Badrinarayan Temple, is located in Uttarakhand state along the Alaknanda river.
  2. There are 15 sculptures in the temple premises, the most prominent of which is the statue of Lord Vishnu, this is one meter high black stone.
  3. It is said here that Vedavas had written Mahabharata in a cave and this was the last stop before the Pandavas went to heaven.
  4. The temple has three structures: the Garbhagriha (sanctum), the Darshan Mandap (worship hall), and Sabha Mandap (convention hall).
  5. The temple has undergone several major renovations due to its age and damage by an avalanche.
  6. During 2006, the state government announced the area around Badrinath as a no construction zone to curb illegal encroachment.
  7. The temple finds mention in several ancient books like Bhagavata Purana, Skanda Purana and Mahabharata.
  8. The most prominent festival held at Badrinath Temple is Mata Murti Ka Mela, which commemorates the descent of the river Ganges on mother earth.
  9. Tapt Kund is a tank of hot sulphur springs which is just below the temple.
  10. The unique aspect of this temple is that, the Badrinath Temple is open only for 6 months in a year.
List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.
StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter) Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Daman and Diu1987
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