Dhyan Badri Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located in the Urgam Valley near Kalpeshwar, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, at an altitude of 2,135 m above sea level. It is the sixth temple among the “Sapta Badri” temples. It is part of the Char Dham Yatra package in Uttarakhand.
In ancient times, the road to the temple passed through the Badri (Berry Forest) van. Therefore, the suffix “Badri” is added to the seven sacred shrines of Lord Vishnu. Krishna Janmashtmi and Makar Sankranti are the main festivals celebrated.
The temple has an image of Sri Maha Vishnu which was installed by Urvarishi. In addition, the temple is sometimes included in the Panch-Badri list and the Brahmins of South India are the main priests in the temple.
Dhyan Badri Temple Timings:
Morning: 5.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 2.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Dhyan Badri Temple History:
The legend of Dhyan Badri is related to Urvarishi, son of King Puranjaya of the Pandavas lineage. He meditated in Urgam valley and established a temple of Lord Vishnu here. Moreover, Kalpeshwar temple in honor of Lord Shiva is present at a distance of 2 km from Dhyan Badri.
Devotees also believe that Shri Adi Shankaracharya established Kalpeshwar Temple.
How to Reach Dhyan Badri Temple:
By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.
By Rail: Rishikesh and Haridwar railway stations are the nearest railway stations.
By Road: Devotees can reach Helang Chatti, which is on the NH7 (Chamoli – Joshimath road). From there, you have to go to the valley of Ugram, where the temple is located.
Dhyan Badri Temple Address:
Badri to Mata Murti Road,
Badrinath, Chamoli District,
Uttarakhand – 246422.