Temple Complex

Temple Complex, Chamoli

Temple Complex
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Deepika V
New Delhi, India48 contributions
Oct 2020
Unable to explain the beauty of Shree Badrinath temple. Amazing place. Very quite place may be due to very less crowd. People must go at this pilgrimage place.
Written 28 October 2020
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Manee997
Mumbai, India489 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Badrinath is one of the main Char Dham Pilgrimage place. Lord Vishu penace here under the tree of Badri. The temple is very good example of architecture. Huge rush can be seen on any day during Char Dham Yatra. The temperature during May was below 0 deg. c. So be prepared with warm clothing. Visit to this great temple is great experience.
Written 8 July 2019
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Yogesh P
775 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This was excellent place. Many tourist took visit. It was surrounded by natural beauty. Peaceful place with lot of divine energy.
Written 31 March 2019
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PTK
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India14 contributions
Jun 2018
Badrinath is one of the sacred dhams visited by thousands of people everyday. It is a pilgrimage that most of the people wish to take once in their life time. The Temple complex is situated between the hills with a roaring gangaji flowing along. but let's begin from the start. The journey to the Badrinath temple is best done by road. Take a train/Flight to the nearest station / Airport and thereafter by road.If you are from Delhi, it is all the way by road. The road from Haridwar Rishikesh is the usual route, though you can take the landsdowne kotdwar route as well. We took the Haridwar route as we wanted to stop at Devprayag. The sight of two rivers meeting at Devparyag is a sight to behold. It etches in your mind and you marvel at the mysteries of Mother Nature. There was this feeling of Awe and Respect for the creator. Rudraprayag and karnaprayag are also enroute. Depending on the time you have, you can stop at these places too for reverence. The journey to the Badrinath Temple is long and winding but its beautiful and calming at the same time. Like it is said at many places that Journey is as important, if not more, than the destination. After you cross the hustle bustle of Rishikesh, the drive is smooth and enriching. Gangaji flows along with you on some stretches. Soak in the beautiful natural surroundings as you drive along the snake-like road. The mountain roads are unlike the winding up of kumaon so for me it was a blessing as I am pretty motion sick. Moreover I drove for a pretty long stretch which I absolutely love doing. River flow was tranquil at some places and roaring at others. I particularly remember a small maggi joint where we all sat just by the side of the gushing river and had hot maggi and chai. These are the small little treasurable moments one must collect. Along the route, you will also find lots of "babas"travelling on foot to the Temple. They travel in groups and dont carry much with them for food or clothing. They depend on small clusters of houses or small villages that fall enroute. What you can be sure of finding on them is a chillam and the masala to go in it!! Another vivid moment is when we stopped and sat with these babas to smoke chillam. Anyway, this can be done when with friends only, Avoidable if with family. As you reach closer to the the Temple complex, you can the devotees swarming the place. The arrangement by the authorities is superb. Once you park your vehicle, there is a short walk to the Temple. You can spend as much time you wish there and let the vibes seep in. We had heard that there is a long wait to enter to enter the temple but it was all regulated and controlled. We shopped for litle trinkets from the shops on the way back to our car. It is a must do whether or not you are religious or even an atheist.The whole dymanics of the place is bound to make you feel enriched and blessed in more than one way.
Written 4 March 2019
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yashwantjaiswal31
Muzaffarpur, India131 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
This place is very good for those who want to have time in peaceful and positive ambience place. Here you can spend some hours to full dayt may not have the vast expanses of land like kedarnath, but the feeling there is equally divine. The complex is small but you will virtually find everything you need in that small area starting from essential stuffs like ATM, public toilets to religious stuff like bathing kund, puja space and shops selling puja offerings.Sri Badrinath is the abode of Lord Vishnu. It is situated in the middle of pristine nature. When you have dharshan you would feel the power of your Super Soul and when you wander in the wilderness you could feel the unpolluted Mother Nature around you. So please respect the this pristine nature around you and please do not garbage this heavenOnce you are done in main temple and want to make faith even more stronger with different gods than you should visit small surrounding temples too. It offers peaceful place to be with yourself and little commercial activity. Just outside there are bazaar buzzing with all sort of commercial shops, hotels and religious stuff going on. But inside if it is not a busy day than you will feel its isolated from outside activities and nuisances. Advisable time to visit early morning or late night
Written 18 December 2018
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Dr. Gourahari Pradhan
Sambalpur, India181 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
There's no point describing why is this important. One has to go there to complete the 'Char Dham' darshan as per Hindu belief. But besides this it's such a beautiful and humbling expperience,one should not miss it.As you do this yatra you can realise how trivial you are in this mighty universe. It was my long cherished dream to complete the char dham for my parents which finally we did in Jun 2018.

My Observations:
1. It's around 325 Kms from Rishikesh, 45 kms from Joshimath and 25 kms from Govindghat. So one can go to Badrinath dham from any of the places. Going straight away from Rishikesh till Badrinath will be too hectic i feel. Many halt at Joshimath. We halted at Govindghat and started next day fresh, energised and excited to do the darshan next day.
2.From Govindghat it hardly takes 1 hour. Long stretch of the road is smoooth, however narrw, you have to go slow and careful. Some patches are very rough, but thankfully they aren't too long.
3. After Badrinath Ji darshan we had plans to visit Mana village (4 kms) . But it started pouring heavily and we had to come back. Road conditions might may worsen very soon in heavy rainfall,especially road block due to land slides.
4.Weather conditions can change very quickly.Be prepared and be flexible.
Written 29 June 2018
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Vipin Arora
Lucknow, India5,917 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
There is a legend about Badrinath ,that the Supreme Lord never leaves this place . It's one of the char dhams considered holy by Hindus and is situated at an altitude of 3100 metres above sea level . Very simple architecture with the deities of Nar and Narayan sitting inside the temple complex . Beautiful indeed
Written 3 May 2018
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Anjula Singh Bhadauria
Jaipur, India44 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
It was pretty cold there even in month of June. We were told that Alakhnanda River recently melted; it was covered with snow till May. The Army persons are the only one to stay there throughout the year, rest of the people except few sages, moved to Joshimath and comparatively warmer places in winters. Badrinath is a serene place which gives you the feeling of peace and tranquillity. I never dreamt that I could visit this place and that too without any plan.
Near Badrinath (about 4 Kms north), there is a village called Mana and the route to Vasudhara passes through this village. It is believed that Paach Pandav’s with their Draupadi passed through this place while going towards swargarohini (path to heaven). In the midway the flow of Saraswati River (It is visible here prior to merging into Alaknanada) was so high that it was difficult for Draupadi to cross therefore he put a big rock in between, this rock is now known as ‘Bhim Shila’. As we move forward we came across a cave which was covered with a natural rock in the shape of a book with each page distinctly visible. It is said that Rishi Ved Vyasa dictated Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha at this place on the condition that he will write without any halt. During the process Lord Ganesha’s writing instrument broke and to continue writing he took out one of his tusks and continued writing. The cave is therefore known as ‘Vyasa Gufa’. Worth mentioning is the shop named “Bharat ki aakhiri chai” at Mana where one gets hot Tulsi tea with a genuine smile that melts your heart in that chilling cold.
We came to know about a place called ‘Vasudhara’ that is about 6 kilometers ahead of Mana and a trekker’s paradise. We have to go and come back before soon which meant that a total of 12 kilometres of trekking is to be done. It was a extremely narrow trekking route filled with sharp stones, slippery snow covered tracks and glaciers around. There was not a place where the foot can touch the ground straight and if you slip you could fall in valley. It was fine with me, being active in sports throughout my life gave me the courage to say yes and we headed in that direction. After reaching Vasudhara falls there was a feeling of extreme elation as the glacier and waterfall transports you to another world. The serene and divine feeling one gets after reaching Vasudhara binds you to stay there but the chilling cold and strong breeze gets you back to the real world. There are few myths tied to this place, one says that if you are not a sinner the water of the fall changes direction and falls on you (shockingly it did) and Dharmraj Yudhishthira was accompanied by a dog to heaven whereas all his family died in route. Seeing a healthy dog in such a remote area did make me ponder for a while. Our trip was full of many such wonderful experiences which could not be fully expressed but only experienced.
The adventure we had during this unplanned trip of ours was exhilarating; the warmth we received from the locals where ever we went was gratifying.
Written 18 December 2017
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karthikiyengar111
Visakhapatnam, India67 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
I visited the temple when there was very less crowd. Had a peaceful dharshan many times and just sat in the courtyard soaking in the divinity.
Written 10 October 2017
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garhwaliya
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India936 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
This place is very good for those who want to have time in peaceful and positive ambience place. Here you can spend some hours to full day.
Written 31 July 2017
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