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Nearest railway station is located at Rishikesh.

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Overview of Badrinath Temple

Badrinath is located in the Chamoli district in the State of Uttarakhand, India. The place is one of the famous Char Dham yatra places in North India. This is holy place because the famous Badrinath Temple is located in this place. This Yatra Place is located on the backdrop of Neelkanth mountain peak. The place is named for many myths and legends.

Legends and Mythology: According to Hindu scriptures the place is derived from badari or badarikaashram. It is holy place to lord Vishnu. According to history the Krishna addressed Arjuna in this holy place. During earth suffering from humanity the river Ganges separated into twelve holy channels. In Mahabharata the place is mentioned as the pandavas ended their life in this holy place called Swargarohini.

Architecture and antiquity: The temple has extraordinary architecture which displays the style of Hindu culture and tradition. The roof of the temple is gold gilt structure. The architecture represents the Buddhist vihara temple inside the temple one can view mandapa as the biggest pillar hall accompanied to the garbha grha.

Things to see and do: Badrinath temple: The temple is located on the bank of Alakananda River. The temple mainly dedicated to lord Vishnu is in the form of badrinath. The idol inside the temple is 15 m in height as well as it is In black color. During winter season the temple remains close due to heavy ice fall. During the winter season when the temple is closed the deity inside the temple gets precious powers believed by the devotees. One can also found Buddhism in the temple surroundings. The sankaracharya installed the statue of Lord Buddha. There are three parts inside the temple mainly garbha griha is housed with lord Vishnu deity. Second is darshan mandap and lastly is shobha mandap. Near the temple surroundings one can also visit other temples such as goddess lakshmi temple. Idols of lord Vishnu as well as goddess lakshmi are installed in separate temples. So badrinath remains alone as bachelor in the temple. One can also visit other temples in the badrinath temple surroundings.

Vasudhara falls: The water falls is closely connected with pandavas. The falls is surrounded by the majestic mountain peaks. The falls roaring can be heard around 400 feet. Swimming is prohibited in this place to keep the place unpolluted. The birds from various countries visit this place to increase their population. The tourists who come to this place can take the every action performed by the birds as well as can take the photographs of waterfalls.

Places to visit: Neelkanth peak Tapt kund Narad kund Surya kund Vasundhara Falls Brahma Kapal How to reach Badrinath: The tourists can come by air, rail and roadways. Nearest airport is located at jolly grant airport it is 317 km distance from this place it connects major cities in India. Nearest railway station is located at rishikesh it is 310 km distance from this place it connects major cities in India.

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