Sapta Badri In Uttarakhand 



Photo of Sapta Badri In Uttarakhand  1/1 by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

Sapta Badri is the name give to the seven Temples of Lord Vishnu. Sapta Badri is located in Uttarakhand (Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand).

Sapta Badri includes the following seven Temples:

1. Badri Vishal (Badrinath),

2. Yog Dhyan Badri, 

3. Bhavishya Badri, 

4. Ardh Badri, 

5. Vridha Badri, 

6. Dhyan Badri,

7. Adi Badri,

1. Badri Vishal (Badrinath) :

Badrinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, regards huge religiosity. The temple is of great importance to the pilgrims and forms a major part of 108 Divyadesams and Char Dham Yatra.

It is situated between "Nar and Narayan mountain". Tourist can also see the Neelkanth Parvat. 

The river Alaknanda flow with high current. There is also a hot water reservoir ( Tapt Kund ).

Photo of Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

2. Yog Dhyan Badri :

YogDhyan Badri is Located in Pandukeshwar near Govind Ghat towards Hanuman Chatti.

Yogdhyan Badri marks the birthplace of Pandavas from Mahabharata. 

According to mythological facts, it is the place where King Pandu meditated to overcome the penance of killing two deer and Mata Kunti gave birth to Karna at the Surya Kund. 

The temple holds a bronze image of Lord Vishnu in a meditating pose, which is believed to be installed by Pandu and thus the name derived from its posture. 

Photo of Pandukeshwar, Uttarakhand, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Pandukeshwar, Uttarakhand, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

3. Bhavishya Badri :

Bhavishya Badri is dedicated to the Narasimha or Lion face avatar of Lord Vishnu. The Bhavishya Badri Temple is situated at a height of 2744 meters.

According to the belief, it is believed to the shrine where Lord Vishnu will appear in the future, at the end of Kaliyug. 

The temple has an idol of Lord Narsimha, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, among the ten avatars.

Photo of Bhavishya Badri Temple, Subhai, Uttarakhand, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

4. Ardha Badri :

Ardha Badri, as it’s the name indicates, means half Badri or the smallest of all the six temples in the Sapta Badri group. 

It is Located in a quaint region, the devotees need to do a trekking to reach the temple. 

Being the smallest of all temples, the idol of Lord Vishnu is also smaller than the other temples’ idols and dates back to Lord Vishnu’s mythological existence, as a preserver.

Photo of Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

5. Vridha Badri :

Vridha Badri is located on the banks of Alaknanda River, at a height of 1380 metres.

Vridha Badri Temple is dedicated to the Old age Lord Vishnu.

According to the ancient mythological fact, it is believed that Lord Vishnu came in here to meet the sage Narada as an old man, and thus derived the name of the temple. 

Photo of Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

6. Dhyan Badri :

Dhyan Badri is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the existence of the temple is based on the mythological legend of Urvarishi. 

Urvarishi who happens to be the son of King Puranjaya meditated in the Urgam Valley for Lord Bishnu. 

The temple hosts a four-armed temple of Lord Vishnu in a meditative posture, made of black carved stone. 

Photo of Kalpeswar Baba Mahadev Mandir, Gopal Bihar, Gobardhanbadmal, Odisha, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

7. Adi Badri :

Adi Badri Temple in the list of Sapta Badri Yatra because of its age-old existence. 

Adi Badri hosts sixteen temples within its huge complex and people from all over the world, visit the complex to enrich themselves in the midst of the serene location, in the bank of Pindar and Alaknanda River. 

The temple has an idol of Lord Vishnu which is carved out of black stone, and possess a height of one-metre.

Photo of Uttarakhand, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)