The holy place is theoretical to have been built in the 8th Century AD by Adi Shankaracharya, the great Scholar and philosopher. The unique temple was however, damaged by an avalanche. The present temple is imaginary to have been built by the Garhwal Kings in the 17th century. The shrine that stands today is a stunning structure made in the characteristic mountain architecture with the cheerfully coloured 'Singh Dwar'.
One of the holiest temples in the country, Badrinath is counted along with the four blessed places of God (Char Dham) and also one in the list of the Char dham of Uttarakhand, which is also called the 'Chota Char Dham'. Badrinath Temple is also well-known as the Badrinarayan shrine, because it is devoted to lord Vishnu's form of Badrinaryan. Located in Badrinath village in the Chamoli district of the Uttarakhand, India, the temple is amongst the the majority easily available of the spiritual places.
While on a visit to the blessed town of Badrinath, there are many other motivating and main spaces that can be visited. Some of them include:
Bhim Pul : This natural bridge, made of a rock over the river Saraswati, attracts a huge number of people because of the legends coupled to it. It is said that when the Pandavas and their wife Draupadi came here, there was no means to cross the river. Bhim, the mightiest of the five then lifted a large rock and put it across the river, so that Draupadi could cross it.
Mana : The very last village on the Indian border, Mana is a gorgeous place unavailable by the Bhotia tribes. The distance of the village from the temple is around 3 kilometres.
Mata Murti Temple : This temple is devoted to the mother of lord Vishnu's quintessence of the twins, Nar and Narayan. She was a woman who prayed with fervor to the lord, asking that he be his child as an manifestation. Vishnu agreed and came from her womb as the twins. Later, Nar and Narayan killed a monster.
Vyas Cave : The well-known cave is believed to be the place where Vyas Muni, a saint dictated the whole epic of Mahabharata to lord Ganesh, who well-known it down. One speciality of the cave is that no external sound, however loud, can reach inside. Thus it is considered to be one of the ideal places to meditate.
Badrinath is one of the most easily reachable religious places in Uttarakhand.
Road : There are buses as well as taxis accessible to Badrinath from all the main cities of the nation, including the national capital Delhi.
Air : The nearby airport from Badrinath is Jolly Grant airport near Dehradun at a distance of around 314 kilometres.
Rail : The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh at a distance of 297 kilometres.