Badrinath Yatra

Badrinath Yatra 2019

Badrinath dham also known as Baikunth Dham, is the holy abode of Lord Vishnu. Situated in between the Nar and Narayan mountain ranges is the holy destination for pilgrims every year. The temple opens every year on Akshay Trithia and then pilgrims could visit for next six months. The picturesque temple is located in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. To offer prayer and puja the Badrinath temple could be reached via motor on- road by booking reliable cab services. Tour Packages are available to meet various requirements. Uttrakhand Trip could be planned on-road by booking online taxi. Different car models are available so that you can select as per the size and requirement of the family. Reliable cab services at a discounted rate is specially arranged to make your Chardham yatra memorable.


Badrinath Dham

It is believed that Lord Vishnu selected the place for meditation and his companion, Lakshmi protected him from the cold weather in the form of Badri or berry tree. Lord Vishnu named this place Badrika Ashram, which later became Badrinath Dham. It is one most visited destination in the Dev Bhoomi or Uttarakhand.  The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his shrine is placed at the centre of the mandir. It is located along the banks of Alaknanda River at a height of 3,133m above sea level. This image of Lord Vishnu is made of black stone and is in the form of Badrinarayan. It is also believed that this is a self-manifested statue.

Why is it important to serve the Puja to Vishu Baghwan ( Lord Vishnu)

According to Hindu mythological stories, Lord Vishnu is one of the most powerful and sacred God, hence devotees pay visit to offer prayer cleanse their soul from worldly sins. This Vishnu temple is one of the five shrines or Panch Badri created and dedicated to worship Lord Vishnu. Vishal Badri is the Badrinath temple. Yogadhyan Badri is based at Pandukeshwar, Bhanishya Badri  situates at a distance of 17km from Jyotirmath, Vridh Badri is 7 km from Jyotirmath at Animath and Adi Badri is 17 km from Karnaprayag.

Puja and Darshan

Puja and darshan is allowed at specific timing during the year. The temple kapat is opened on the holy occasion of Akshay Tritiya and then the devotees could visit the shrine for next six months. The temple will open on the Akshay Tritiya Puja Mahurat 7th May, 2019. The devotees will be able to offer prayer for six long hours 5:30 am to 12.05 noon. The Chaardham yatra begins every year in the month of April or May and ends before winter in October. Different types of puja are performed at Sri Badrinath. The rituals and puja is preceded with a holy dip in Tapta kund. In the morning hour special pujas are arranged, such as Srimadhagwat path, Geeta path, Abhishek and Mahabhishek. Arti and Geet Govind are performed in the evening.

Darshan of Lord Vishnu or Badrinathji is organised by the temple committee.

Timings:

Morning- the kapat Opens at 04.30 am with Shubh Prabhatam and then it is closed at 3pm.

Afternoon- the temple again opens at 4pm and closes at 9pm, soon after the completion of the divine song “Geet Govind”

The temple is closed for Bhog ceremony every day between 1pm and 3pm.

You may avail reliable cab services and reach the temple without delay and offer puja and darshan.

The Quaint destination

The temple of Badri Dham is located in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand or Dev Bhoomi (Land of Gods). The trail to the sacred place is through a picturesque journey you could ever experience. The road trip allows you to experience the journey through dense mountain forest, large valleys, cascading waterfall, meadow, rivers, confluences and valley of flowers. The serene sanctuary is perched at a corner of Himalayas making it a fascinating and rejuvenating journey to all pilgrims and spiritually uplifting the mind. Booking a Cab will now make your trip easy and allow you to experience absolute solace amidst natural beauty.

Mythological background also informs that at Badrinath mountains in Mahabharata the  Pandavas ended their life and “Ascent to Heaven” by moving through the slopes of the peak in western Garhwal known as Swargarohini. Locals believe that Pandavas crossed Badrinath dham, the town of Mana and then slowly moved towards the holy abode or Swarg. Explore various activities and also indulge into beautiful tourist places.

Best time to visit the Badri Dham

The best time to visit the temple is during the month of September. Visit during this season to experience a bright clear cloudless sky, azure Alokananda River and lush green trees enveloping the town. The mesmerizing beauty of the town is a bonus to all pilgrims during this time of the year. Now, you may book your on-road trip to Badrinath dham from Delhi, Hardwar, Rishkesh etc at a discount and experience a safe motor ride along the snow-capped mountain and serene environment.

Beautiful Tourist Places and activities around Badrinath:

Besides temple visit, the travel enthusiasts could also explore the mountains, enjoy river rafting and trekking. After visiting the Badrinath temple you may delve into mountain expeditions and enjoy the thrill of exploring ranges like Neelkanth. Adventurous treks are organised, such as Satopanth Trek, Caranpaduka trek or Mana Pass trek. Village tourism is also organised to experience the beauty of the final town Mana Village based at the Indo- China border. Cave or Vyas Gufa is also visited as it is believed that Sage Vyas composed Mahabharata here.

Other significant places that you should not miss are;

Tapt kund – Tapt kund is the holy hot water spring with medicinal properties is situated below the temple. Devotees take a bath to cleanse their body before entering the temple. According to Hindu mythology the tapt kund is the seat of Lord Agni or the Lord of Fire.

Neelkanth Peek – is located at the background of Badrinath shrine is known after Lord Shiva. The peak receives the first rays of Sun at the time of the dawn.

Brahma Kapal – the platform at the banks of River Alaknanda is just a few kilometres away from the temple. It is believed that performing prayer here would liberate a soul from the cycle of life and death and it will achieve salvation.

Mata Murti temple – is 3kms from the mail temple. The Mata Murti mandir is located at the bank of Alakananda river. Pilgrims visit here in the month of September to enjoy the fair also known as Mata Murti ka mela.

Vasudhara falls – the beautiful 122 meters waterfall positioned in the tranquil environment enveloped in Himalayas is a mesmerising view that could be reached by covering only 3 kms by road.

The temple tour – you should also visit several temples located near the town, such as Prabhabadri Mandir, Basudev Temple, Josimath Temple and Nrusingh Temple. The Badrinath Yatra is incomplete without visiting the Vishwanath Temple Guptakashi, Narayan Temple, Mahakali Temple Kalimath, Tungnath Temple on Kedarnath Marg and Madhameshwar Temple.

Also do not miss Rudraprayag, Devprayag and Karnprayag, Nandprayag and Vishnupyag

How to reach Badrinath temple?

Badrinath Yatra may be planned by booking a cab online, sharing taxi, or through helicopter. Road trip is safe and quick. Online taxi is available 24×7. You can book from anywhere at any time and get the best services from your preferred location. Book now to avail discount on safe and GPS enabled cab.

Connectivity –

Dehradun is the nearest location to Badrinath for those travelling via flight, and then from Dehradun on-road vehicles may be booked. A helicopter service is possible from Phata to Badrinath. Haridwar is the nearest location for commencing a train journey. Haridwar is well connected and closest stop, from anywhere in India. Buses or personal cars and taxis can be booked to reach Badrinath dham. Badrinath is well connected by bus, train or air, you may also select comfortable on-road services and explore the holy land of the Gods. The Online Char Dham Tour Operator quickly connects the pilgrims with proper vehicles and  help them to reach destination safely.

Char Dham Yatra Route (On road)

Delhi to Haridwar       210 km (6 hours)

Haridwar to Barkot     220 km (7 hours)

Rudraprayag to Badrinath 160 km (6-7 hours)



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