Adi Badri is part of famous Panch Badri of Uttarakhand. It is a group of sixteen temples, belonging to the Gupta period. Among them is the Narayan temple, where a black stone idol of Vishnu, three feet high is enshrined. This place is within the Badrikshetra, and Badrinath being the name for Vishnu, the temple is known as the Adi Badri.
Location of Adi Badri
Adi Badri is a group of ancient temples located 17 kilometres from Karanprayag on the Karanprayag-Ranikhet road. Adi Badri in Uttarakhand is bestowed with such charisma and scenic grandeur that ardent devotees assemble there all round the year to discover eternal truth and peace.
Adi Badri Temple Mythology
It is believed that Lord Vishnu resided at Adi Badri during the Satya, Treta and Dwapar yugas before moving to Badrinath in Kali Yuga. Whenever the road to Badrinath is closed due to weather conditions, devotees worship Lord Vishnu at Adi Badri. The ancient saints and seers prophesized that Lord Vishnu will shift his abode to Bhavishya Badri in Satya Yuga after the completion of Kali Yuga. Another legend states that Maharishi Ved Vyas, who is known to have divided the Veda into Rigvega, Samveda, Yajurveda and Atharveda, wrote Bhagwat Gita at Adi Badri which was delivered by the God himself.
History of Adi Badri Temples
It is believed that Adi Guru Shankaracharya had initiated the construction of these temples. The main temple of Narayan is distinguished by a raised platform in the pyramidal form, where the black stone idol of lord Vishnu is enshrined.
Adi Badri Places to Stay
GMVN Adi Badri is the best place to stay if you are visiting Adi Badri. Otherwise you will find many hotels and resorts in Karnaprayag. There also one more GMVN Guest House in Karnaprayag. Know more about Karnaprayag GMVN.
Location of Adi Badri
Adi Badri is located in 18 kms from Karnprayag on Ranikhet road ( It is situated near NH-109 near GMVN tourist lodge and SBI bank). You can view its location on Google Map below.
How to Reach Adi Badri
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant sited in Dehradun (210 kilometers).
Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh and Haridwar.
By Road - You can take bus, private taxi from Delhi to Haridwar-Rishikesh-Devprayag-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Karnaprayag-Adi badri. The other route is from Nainital or Ramnagar to Ranikhet and then to Karnaprayag via Chakhutiya. From Karnaprayag Adi badri is just 19 kms.
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