Dhyan Badri

Dhyan Badri temple is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda river in the Urgam valley, close to Kalpeshwar. The four-armed, black stone idol of Lord Vishnu is placed in a meditative pose within the temple. The temple has an image of Lord Vishnu which was founded by Urvarishi. Furthermore, the shrine is occasionally mentioned in the Panch-Badri list. The chief priests of the temple are also Brahmins from southern India.

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Famous ForBhavishya Badri Temple, Vasudhara Falls,
Altitude 3200 mts
Badrinath Temple12 Km Badrinath Temple
Nearest Railway Station or    AirportRishikesh, 300kms/ Jolly Grant Airport, 320 kms
Best time to visit May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov

Historical Significance

The Dhyan Badri Temple carries a profound historical legacy dating back to the era of the Mahabharata, a monumental Indian epic. According to legend, after the culmination of the great war, the Pandavas undertook a pilgrimage to atone for their sins committed during the conflict. Each of the Pandavas, namely Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva, enshrined five different forms of Lord Vishnu in five distinct locations. These sacred sites came to be known as the Panch Badri temples. Dhyan Badri is specifically recognized as the place where Bhima engaged in meditation, seeking forgiveness for his transgressions.each Dhyan Badri  You can continue travelling by road to Joshimath or Pandukeshwar from Rishikesh by bus or taxi.From Joshimath or Pandukeshwar, the remaining distance to Dhyan Badri needs to be covered on foot. It’s a trekking route of about 3-4 kilometers from Pandukeshwar to Dhyan Badri. Pandukeshwar is around 12 kilometers from Badrinath. Once you’ve reached Pandukeshwar, you’ll need to trek to Dhyan Badri. The trek is moderate and takes around 1-2 hours, covering a distance of approximately 3-4 kilometers. The route is scenic, passing through picturesque landscapes and offering beautiful views of the Himalayas.

How To Reach Dhyan Badri

By Road

  • Dhyan Badri is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. You can reach Chamoli by road from major cities like Delhi, Dehradun, and Haridwar.
  • From Delhi, you can take the NH9 route via Haridwar, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karanprayag to reach Chamoli.
  • From Dehradun, you can take the NH7 route via Rishikesh, Devprayag, and Rudraprayag to reach Chamoli.
  • From Chamoli, you can hire a local taxi or take a bus to reach Dhyan Badri. The pilgrimage site is around 24 kilometers from Chamoli.

By Train

  • The nearest railway station to Dhyan Badri is Rishikesh railway station, which is around 201 kilometers away.
  • Rishikesh railway station is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
  • From Rishikesh, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Chamoli and then proceed to Dhyan Badri.

By Air

The nearest airport to Dhyan Badri is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, From Dehradun, you can either hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Chamoli and then proceed to Dhyan Badri as mentioned above.

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