Vridh Badri

Before Badrinath was designated one of the four Char Dhams of Hindu worship by Adi Shankaracharya, the idol of Badrinah carved by divine Vishwakarma was enshrined and worshipped here. It is said that when mankind entered the age of Kali, Vishnu chose to remove himself from the temple. Interestingly the image was found by Adi Shankaracharya at NaradKund, and restored, through part of it remains damaged. This, the first Badri, is located at the height of 1,380 mts. at Animath. While Badrinath closes during winter, the idol and priests hibernating at Joshimath, Virdha Badri remains opens throughout the years.
General Information
Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant 264 Km.
Nearest Rail : Rishikesh 247 Km. / Kotdwar 274 Km.
Accommodation : Tourist Rest House and Private hotels are available at Joshimath just 8 km. from here.

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