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Sapta Badri Temples

Sapta Badri

Sapta Badri temples are seven temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the area of Badri Kshetra in Uttarakhand. The Sapta Badri temples are as follows:  1)  Badri Vishal or Badrinath    2) Adi Badri   3) Vridha Badri 4) Dhyan Badri  5) Bhavishya Badri  6) Yogdyan Badri 7) and Ardha Badri. 

Badri Vishal: Sri Badrinath Dham, the primary Sapta Badri temple, is situated on either banks of the    Alaknanda.  Standing like  twin sentinels over the valley are  the Nar and Narain mountains, and far in the distance soars  the resplendent Nilkanth peak.  Sri Badrinath Temple is in  the lap of  Narain Parvat on the right bank with Nilkanth in  the background.  Most of the living apartments in Badrinath are in the lap  of Nar Parvat and in between flows the Alaknanda,  touching  the feet of Lord Badrinathji ……… read more.

Adi Badri: Adi Badri, one of seven Sapta Badri temples located in a hilly region, is 17 km from Karnaprayag, Chamoli district. The other name of this temple is Helisera according to revenue records. This temple is one of the sixteen temples constructed during late Gupta period.  The builder of this temple “Adi Badri” is attributed to Adi Shankar known for promoting Hinduism to every part of India. During ancient times, this temple was worshipped when the main Badrinath temple was closed during winters ………. read more.

Vridha Badri: Vridha Badri temple is located in the Animath village (alt. 1380 mtr.) 7 km from the main Joshimath town on the national highway: Rishikesh – Joshimath – Badrinath highway. Lord Vishnu appeared here as an old man before Narad who was performing penance at this place. That is the very reason why the idol of Lord Vishnu here is in the form of an old man ……….. read more.

Dhyan Badri: This temple, Dhyan Badri, including all other Sapt Badri temples are located in Bdri Kshetra.  The altitude of the temple is 2135 m and can be reached from Helang Chatti by a 12 km trek. The place finds association with the Urvarishi, son of the King Puranjaya, a descendant of Pandavas who established a Vishnu temple and meditated here. The famous temple, Panch Kedar temple Kalpeshwar is only 2 km from here.  The idol made of black stone ……. read more.

Bavishya Badri: The Bavishya Badri temple (Alt. 2744 mtr.) is located in Niti valley near Joshimath, the most important town near this temple. From Joshimath, there is a motorable road to Saldhar (17 km) and further a trek of 6 km till  Subhain vllage where Bavishya Badri temple is located. This motor-road …….. read more.

Yogdhyan Badri: This temple (1829 metres) is located at Pandukeshwar village near Govind Ghat in the district of Chamoli, Uttarakhand.   Yogdhyan Badri temple is one of the Sapt Badri temples with Badri Vishal as primary among all. According to the religious texts the king Pandu worshipped here to get rid him from the sin of killing of two mating deer; the two deer were ascetics in their previous lives ….. read more.

Ardha Badri: This temple is one of the Sapt Badri temples located in the district of Chamoli. The meaning of Ardha Badri in hindi is half Badri. The place is situated along the Joshimath – Tapovan road. The idol is placed at a remote village where one has to trek to reach. The name of the village where this idol is kept is Hera. The idol of this is smaller in comparison to the temples of other Sapt Badri temples. The trek  route to this temple is via Subhain. The trek is not easy and can be graded as difficult and steep ……….. read more.

All the above Sapta Badri temples are nearby and can be reached in a matter of few days. These Sapta Badri temples are very important in terms of religious view point.

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