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Perched on the Garhwal hill tracks, near Alaknanda River, the most sacred Badrinath Temple or the Badrinarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is worshipped as Badrinath by lakhs of devotees every year. The temple is also one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. It finds its mention in the 108 Divya Desams devoted to Lord Vishnu in India. Situated at the height of 10,279 feet, the temple is surrounded by lofty snow-clad Himalayas and is a paradise for nature lovers also. The religious importance and purity of Badrinath Temple allures scores of devotees.
Believed to be originally established by the saint, Adi Shankaracharya, the black stone is considered as the manifestation of Lord Vishnu himself. The main gate of the shrine, painted with myriad colours is surely a treat for your eyes. It has not only the image of Lord Vishnu but, several other gods and saints are housed inside the temple. The immaculate carvings and designs in the main hall will blow your mind. A visit to this holiest shrine makes you attain salvation. The temple with its purity and serene beauty brings you to a different world, bereft of chaos and sins. From November to April end, the temple remains closed due to extreme weather conditions.
Badrinath Temple has a Tapt Kund, a hot water spring which is considered to have medicinal values. The vibrant festivals of Mata Murti ka Mela and the Badri Kedar Festival give you another reason to visit the temple. Both these festivals are celebrated with vim and vigour. A perfect blend of sanctity and natural beauty, Badrinath Temple is the best weekend getaway for you!
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