Adi Badri Temples
Adi Badri is part of the famous Panch Badri of Uttarakhand. It is a group of sixteen temples, belonging to the Gupta period. Among them is the Narayan temple, where a black stone idol of Vishnu, three feet high is enshrined. This place is within the Badrikshetra, and Badrinath being the name for Vishnu, the temple is known as the Adi Badri.
Adi Badri is said to be the abode of Lord Badrinath. Just above Adbadri is the small Lake of Benital. At Adi Badri the remains of sixteen temples similar to those found at Dwarahat (in Almora District) can be found. It is one of the Panch Badri, others being Vishal Badri, Yog-Dhyan Badri, Vriddha Badri and Bhavishya Badri. All five shrines are situated in close proximity.
Badrinath is one of the most famous temples of Char Dham Yatra and it is in Chamoli district. This temple is a temple of Lord Vishnu and is one of the oldest religious places in the Himalayas. Badrinath is also a sacred place for Jains. Badrinath is mentioned in the ancient Indian scriptures, and according to the Mahabharata, when Pandavas ascended the heavens, they went through Badrinath.
There are many hot water sulfur springs, called kunds, near the temple. These are Sapt Kund, Narayan Kund, and Surya Kund. Having a bath in these kunds is said to purify the body of toxins.
Rudranath is one of the Panch Kedar temples in Uttarakhand in Chamoli. The face of Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Neelkantha Mahadev at Rudranath Temple. Rudranath is the third panch Kedar shrine in the Panch Kedar yatra. According to the Mahabharata, Pandavas built the Shiva temple at Rudranath.
The trek passes through majestic mountain valleys, bugyals or meadows, rhododendron forests, Garhwali shepherd villages, and steep rocky mountain slopes.Tourists get magnificent views of Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi mountain peaks.
Kalpeshwar is an ancient and important Hindu temple, located at an elevation of 2,200 m (7,217.8 ft) in the beautiful Urgam valley, which is in the Garhwal Himalayas of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand state in India. It is one of the five temples of Panchkedar group, dedicated to Lord Shiva. In this temple Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Jatas(Hair locks).
Bracketed by the soothing roars of nearby River Saraswati flowing through the mighty Himalayas, Mana in Uttarakhand is just 3 km from Badrinath and is also one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages in India. Besides tourism being one of the big industries, locals also engage in making woollen handloom items
The Yogdhyan Badri Temple is as old as the temple of Badrinath. Pandukeshwar is 24 kms from Joshimath , it has the Yogdhyan Badri temple one of the panch badri . The image here, in a meditative posture, is worshiped as at Badrinath.
The trek passes through majestic mountain valleys, bugyals or meadows, rhododendron forests, Garhwali shepherd villages, and steep rocky mountain slopes.Tourists get magnificent views of Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi mountain peaks. There are many sacred kunds or water tanks near the main temple, and bathing here is said to purify one’s body and soul.
The Gopinath temple is located in India’s divine state of Uttarakhand. The Chamoli district’s Gopinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is visited by many devotees and travelers throughout the year. This ancient temple is located at Gopeshwar in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. The temple is unique due to its different worship tradition. Unlike the other Shiva temples, milk and water are not offered to Lord Gopinath. Instead of that only Bilva leaves are offered on the Shiv linga. It is said that in ancient times a cow used to pour her milk on the Shiva linga every day. On seeing this, the king of Katyuri Dynasty constructed the temple at the same site.