Hanumanchatti (Badrinath)

About Hanumanchatti (Badrinath)

There is a small orange (saffron) colored temple dedicated to the the Lord Hanuman, who is an extreme devotee of Lord Rama. Almost every pilgrim visit this place who are on their Char Dham Yatra. 

Hanuman Chatti is a very small point and requires only few minutes of halt visit the temple. There are no restaurants or major shop there. Only small shops selling Pooja items are there.

On Joshimath-Badrinath Highway11 kms before Badrinath
Free Entry
15 mins

Hanumanchatti (Badrinath) in Badrinath

Important Information:
There are two Hanuman Chattis in Uttarakhand, one Hanuman Chatti is on the route of Yamunotri and the this one Badrinath Highway between Govindghat and Badrinath.

Mythology and Legend

While five Pandavas and their wife Draupadi were in exile in the forest and wandering around Himalayas, a beautiful lovely lotus flower came into Draupadi’s hand. Delighted with the beauty and heavenly fragrance of the flower, Draupadi requested Bheema to bring her more of them.

Bheema, always willing to fulfill every wish of his wife, went out in search for flowers. He wandered through the forest for a long time and saw many beautiful flowers but he couldn’t find the flower he was searching for. Then he reached the place known as Hanuman Chatti today. There he saw an old monkey lying across his path blocking the way with his tail. Bheema approached and tried to scare the monkey. But all in vain. Monkey just told him that no human was allowed to go further on this path. Bheema was irritated with old monkey’s talk and requested him once again to move. After a long discussion, monkey said that he is very old and weak and can’t move. So he asked Bheema just to move his tail and place it by the side then he can go forward. Bheema grabbed monkey’s  tail and try to move it. He tried with both his strong hands but couldn’t move the tail even for an inch. He tried very hard but failed to move it.

Ashamed and humiliated Bheema realized that he was not dealing with an ordinary monkey. Then he asked the old monkey to reveal his true identity. After seeing that Bheema’s pride was humbled he answered: “I am Hanuman, son of the Wind, your elder brother. ”  Realizing that the old monkey was Hanuman, Lord of the monkeys, who just wanted to teach his younger brother a lesson, Bheema realized his mistake and begged him for forgiveness. Hanuman blessed him and instructed him how to reach Kubera’s garden where he will find a flower he was searching for.
As per another legend, It is also said that Lord Hanuman meditated and pleased Lord Badrinath at this place.

Location & How to Reach Hanumanchatti (Badrinath)

The temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is located on the main road and you can stop over to visit this temple during your Badrinath Dham Yatra or during your Char Dham Yatra. Hanuman Chatti of Badrinath is located just 11 kms before Badrinath and 10 km from Pandukeshwar, 16 kms from Mana Village, 34 kms from Joshimath, 13 kms from Govindghat.

Location of Hanuman Chatti on Badrinath Route

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What is Hanumanchatti (Badrinath) famous for?

Hanumanchatti (Badrinath) is popular place for following activities/ interests - Char Dham Route, Pilgrimage, Temples.

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