Adi Badri is a group of 16 temples, located near Adi Badri Road, Karna Prayag, Uttarakhand. The main temple is dedicated to Sri Vishnu and is part of the famous Panch Badri pilgrimage route and a part of the Char Dham Yatra Package within Uttarakhand. It is the second temple complex among the “Sapta Badri” temples.
This place is inside Badrikshetra, and Badrinath is the name of Sri Vishnu, the temple is known as Adi Badri. In ancient times, the path to the temple passed through the Badri (Berry Forest) van. Therefore, the suffix “Badri” is added to the seven sacred shrines of Lord Vishnu. It is also believed that the temple was built during the Gupta period (5th -8th century).
Krishna Janmashtmi and Makar Sankranti are celebrated in a rand manner.
Dress Code: Traditional Wear.
Entry Fees: Entry is Free.
Chamoli Adi Badri Temple Darshan Timings:
Morning: 5:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Evening: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Adi Badri Temple History:
Seven temples of this chain were built during the late Gupta period (5th century to 8th century). It is also believed that Lord Vishnu used to live here in Satyug, Treta and Dwapar. In Kalyug he shifted to Badrinath, that’s why it is known as Adi Badri. Adi means Ancient. It is believed that these temples, dating to the Gupta age, were sanctioned by Adi Shankaracharya who wanted to spread the tenets of Hinduism to every remote corner of the country.
It is believed that Maha Rishi Ved Vyas wrote Shri Mad Bhagwat Maha Puran at this spot. Adi Badri is also considered an emerging spot of the Saraswati River. Inside the main Adi Badri temple, there is a raised platform in the pyramidal form. Within the temple, a black stone idol is installed. The height of the temples varies from 2–6 meters.
Another historical Importance of the temple is that Maharishi Ved Vyas divided the Vedas into Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda in this temple. He also wrote the holy text of Bhagwat Gita in this temple.
According to the prophecy, it is believed that Sri Vishnu will move to Bhavishya Badri with the end of Kalyug and Satyug begins thereafter. After Sri Vishnu becomes Bhavisya Badri, Adi Badri will be known as Yog Badri according to religious texts.
How to reach Adi Badri Temple:
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun 206.7 km away from Adi Badri.
Rishikesh 189.3 km and Haridwar 212.8 km are the nearest railway stations.
Buses are available to Rishikesh from ISBT Kashmere Gate. One can avail taxis or state transport buses for Chamoli district.
Chamoli Adi Badri Temple Address:
Adi Badri Road,
Uttarakhand – 246440.