Saturday, 20 April 2013

Attraction in Focus – Badrinath Temple, Uttarakhand

Badrinath Dham Image
Badrinath Dham
The 1200 year old Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand continues to be an enigma for pilgrims from all over the world. Badrinath, the fourth and the last destination of Char Dham Yatra is also the most famous one. Situated in Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, it lies in between the Nar and Narayan ranges towards the east of Nilkantha mountain peaks. The pristine pilgrim of Badrinath even has a mention in the scriptures and was a prime religious site that was revived by Adi Shankaracharya.

Badrinath Dham google earth Image
Badrinath Dham Satellite Image
The word Badrinath is a formation of Badri and Nath - while ‘Badri’ means berry, Nath means ‘Lord’.  The English translation of Badrinath equates to “Lord of the Berries”. This is perhaps a vague explanation behind the abundance of Jujube trees in Badrinath. According to mythology, this was the place where Lord Vishnu, in the incarnation of Nar and Narayan sages, had meditated for thousands of years. At that time Lakshmi ji, in the form of Berry had sheltered him from the harsh weather, and so the name Badrinath.

The main Badrinath temple, segregated into 3 sections Sabha mandap, Garbha mandap and Darshan mandap, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and named after Vishal Badri. This including Yogdhyan Badri , Bhavishya Badri, Adi Badri and Bridha Badri make Panch Badri. The main idol in the temple is made up of black Saligram stone. Along with the main Badrinath temple, other places of interest are Tapt Kund, Neelkantha temple, Hemkund Sahib and Mata Murthi temple.

Badrinath Dham Information
Badrinath Dham Information
Going by the statistics, the number of pilgrims visiting this place runs into millions. The tranquility of these places is often characterized by the holy chants and balmy winds and jingling bells that touches one’s soul. Therefore, the charm of Char Dham Yatra in 2014 lies in sharing the experiences of the journey.

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