Adi Badri the main temple is dedicated to Badrinarayan and enshrined with Lord Vishnu a 3 feet high black stone idol of lord Vishnu. As the name Badrinath i.e Lord Vishnu, this place also comes under famous Badrikshetra. This is the first badri amongst Pancha Badri, other Badris are , Bhavishya Badri, Yogdhyan Badri, Vridh Badri and Badrinath. The traditional believe amongst pilgrims is Lord Vishnu lived here three Yugs (Saty, Treta & Dwapar) and shifted to Badrinath in Kalyug thus the name comes as Adi Badri. Also a formal faith suggests Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapurana was written at this place by Maharishi Vedvyas.
Adi Badri Temple Timings:
The temple has its own operational rules, opens on Makar Sankranti in January and closes in the month of November due to winter. A South Indian Brahmin appointed as chief priests of the temple.
Festivals You Experience at Adi Badri:
Multiple festivals celebrated at Adi Badri, such as Akshaya Tritiya, Kapal Mochan fair etc on which devotees worship Badrinarayan after taking a hollu dip in Kapal Mochan kund situated in temple premises.
Best Time to Visit Adi Badri:
If you are a true Road Tripper, you can visit any time however to experience the cold mountain air and snow peak Himalayan views, it's advisable to visit during September or October. This place also can serve a summer escape for you between April - June.
Stay Option at Adi Badri:
There is a beautiful Temple Committee Guest House at Adi Badri where you can stay or plan your travel staying at Kamaprayag or Dwarahat, which will give you an opportunity to experience the scenic terrain on this route. En-route Dharamshalas and private hotels are available.
Road Trips are always fascinating, giving opportunity to explore each and everything while traveling from one location to another. TheMysticRider always says it’s the Journey is the Destination. While riding in Uttarakhand Mountains he brining this India's Best Road Trips Blog with multiple interesting stories about various places. Adi Badri is one of them. Stay tuned for next article on this route about Benital .
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