Yogdhyan Badri Temple

Yogdhyan Badri Temple

Important information

  • Location: NH 7, Pail Chak Bhyudar, Uttarakhand 246443
  • Open and Closing Timings: Morning 06:00 am to 07:00 pm.(Temple Open for Full Year). Best time to visit : In the months of April to November .
  • Nearest Railway Station : Rishikesh railway station at a distance of nearly 270 kilometres from Gaurikund Temple.
  • Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun at a distance of nearly 288 kilometres from Gaurikund Temple.
  • By Road: The trip to Yogdhyan Badri usually begins from Haridwar passing through Rishikesh-Devprayag–Rudraprayag–Karnaprayag–Nandprayag-Joshimath-Vishnuprayag-Yogdhyan Badri.
  • Did you know: The name of this temple comes in the holy 'Sapta Badri'. This is the place where Pandavas were born. King Pandu had attained salvation at this place.

Yogdhyan Badri Temple is one of the famous and ancient temples of the Hindus. This temple is located in Pandukeshwar, Uttarakhand state of India. This temple is located on the edge of the Govind Ghat of the Alaknanda River and at an altitude of 1,920 meters above sea level. The name of this temple comes in the holy 'Sapta Badri'. This temple comes during the visit of Badrinath Temple, 18 kilometers from Joshimath and 9 kilometers from Hanuman Chatti.

It is believed that King Pandu, the father of five Pandavas, which hero of the epic Mahabharata, installed the symbol of Lord Vishnu's bronze at this place. This is the place where Pandavas were born. King Pandu had attained salvation at this place. The idol of God Vishnu in this temple is set in a meditation pose, hence this place is called 'Yog-dhyan badri' (Yog-meditation badri).

According to legend, Pandav had come here to repentance after defeating and killing his cousin Kaurav in the Mahabharata war. They handed their kingdom, Hastinapur to their grandson Parikshit, and went to the Himalayas to perform penance.

On the closure of the Badrinath temple, Yogdhyan Badri is considered to be a winter residence for Lord Badrinath's festive-statue. The idol of Udhava, Kuber and Lord Vishnu is worshiped in this temple. Therefore, it has been appointed religiously that without prayers this place the pilgrimage will not be complete. The Bhatt (priest) of south India acts as the chief priest in the temple.



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