Sri Badrinath Dham 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.
Opening date of kapat: 11th May, 2016
At Sri Badrinath, different kinds of pujas are performed on behalf of individuals. Every puja must be preceded by a “holy dip” in the Tapta Kund. Some of the special morning pujas are:- Abhishek, Mahabhiskek, Srimadbhagwat path, and Geeta path. Some of the special evening pujas are:-Arti and Geet Govind.
Darshan of Lord Badrinath ji is available from the sabha mandap all the time the temple is open. The Badrinath temple committee posts volunteers at various points to manage proper movement of the large crowds.
Timings for darshan at the Badrinath temple:
Morning- Opens at 04.30 hrs. with Shubh Prabhatam and closes at 13.00 hrs.
Afternoon- Opens at 16.00 hrs. and closes at 21.00 hrs., after the divine song “Geet Govind”
It is customary to close the temple for Bhog ceremony every day from 13.00 hrs to 16.00hrs. But in the event of heavy rush, the Badrinath temple administration some times shortens the Bhog interval for the benefit of devotees.
How to reach Badrinath:
Badrinath is located in the district Chamoli of Uttarakhand. The nearest main towns connected with transport facilities are as follows:
Nearest railway station from Delhi: Haridwar
Nearest Bus stand from Delhi: Rishikesh
Nearest air port from Delhi: Jolly Grant, Dehradun
To reach Badrinath, one can avail any one of the above options. Two itineraries to reach Badrinath have been shown below:
By bus / train:
- Night bus / train from Delhi and early morning hired vehicle from Rishikesh to Joshimath.
- Joshimath to Badrinath and back to Joshimath.
- Joshimath to Rishikesh or Haridwar and then catching the night bus / train to Delhi.
By hired vehicle or own vehicle:
- Delhi to Rishikesh.
- Rishikesh to Joshimath.
- Joshimath to Badrinath and back to Joshimath.
- Joshimath to Rishikesh or Haridwar.
The above two itineraries are tentative itineraries and can have variations based on the requirement.
Rishikesh to Sri Badrinath: 298 km
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Total distance between Rishikesh and Sri Badrinath is 298 km.
Rudraprayag is the junction for the pilgrimage to the holy Shrines of Sri Kedarnath and Sri Badrinath.
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