The five Badries are revered by all as the apt tribute to Lord Vishnu. Badrinath is devoted to the worship of Vishnu who, according to an amusing tale, usurped this place from Shiva. For Vishnu had come here as the gods once did, to offer penance. He loved the place so much that he plotted to unseat Shiva from his meditation here. He took on the form of a beautiful child and began to wail. Shiva’s wife, Parvati picked him up but could not calm the child. Since his wailing continued to disturb Shiva, he shifted to Kedarnath in exasperation, leaving the spot free for Vishnu to occupy. But remainders of Shiva’s stay continue to linger, most visibly in the name, Badri, a kind of berry that Shiva was most fond of, and the gigantic tree, invisible to the morale eye, that served Shiva. Considered one of the Char Dgam or four principle places of Hindu worship at Himalayas, Badrinath four subsidiary Badries include Bhavishya Badri, Yogdhyan Badri, Vridha Badri and Adi Badri.
The Badrinath temple is the main attraction in the town. According to legend Shankara discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River.
He originally enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund hot springs. In the sixteenth century, the King of Garhwal moved the murti to the present temple. The temple is approximately 50 ft (15 m) tall with a small cupola on top, covered with a gold gilt roof. The facade is built of stone, with arched windows. A broad stairway leads up to a tall arched gateway, which is the main entrance.
Bhavishya Badri is also among the Panch Badris which is located at a height of 2,774 m and is situated amidst the thick forests surroundings Tapovan. This shrine possesses the lion headed image of Narsingh which is one of the most prominent features of the temple. Visitors have to pass the serene Tapovan known for its hot water springs en-route to the banks of the Dhauliganga and on to the shrine. Your travel to
» Yogdhyan Badri
» Virdha Badri
» Adi Badri
Will cleanse your soul and will make to experience the real meaning of godliness. All you need to do is to avail the trip offered by us and bring yourself closer to the divine form.