Pandukeshwar is a small village situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. It’s renowned for its cultural and religious significance, particularly due to its proximity to the holy town of Badrinath, which is just about 18 kilometers away. The village is famous for the ancient Pandukeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Yogadhyan Badri (a form of Lord Vishnu), which holds immense religious importance.
|En route of Char Dham
|18 Km From Badrinath Temple
|Nearest Railway Station or Airport
|Rishikesh, 250kms/ Jolly Grant Airport, 270 kms
|Best time to visit Ukhimath
|May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct,
Pandukeshwar in Badrinath ( Land of Pandu’s Meditation)
Pandukeshwar earned its name as King Pandu sought solace here to absolve the sin of inadvertently causing a sage’s death. Legend has it that, cursed by the dying sage, Pandu meditated, installing a bronze Vishnu image in Yogadhyan Badri. The curse led to his death upon intimacy, shaping the fate of the Pandavas
The village is famous for the ancient Pandukeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Yogadhyan Badri (a form of Lord Vishnu), which holds immense religious importance. According to Hindu mythology, it’s believed that the Pandavas, characters from the Indian epic Mahabharata, performed penance here after the Kurukshetra War.
How to ReachPandukeshwar
- Pandukeshwar is well-connected by roads.The nearest major city is Rishikesh, which is well-connected by road to other cities like Haridwar and Dehradun.
- From Rishikesh or Haridwar, you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Pandukeshwar.
- The journey takes approximately 9-10 hours by road.
- The Pandu keshwar temple are located 18 kilometers from Joshimath & 25 Km from Badrinath temple
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