Vridha Badri :

The Vridha Badri is a Hindu sanctuary committed to Lord Vishnu. The Vridha sanctuary is arranged in Animath town of Uttarakhand, India. This town is 7 km from Joshimath. The Vridha Badri sanctuary is situated at an elevation of 1380 meters above ocean level. The name of the Virdha Badri sanctuary comes in Sapta Badri Yatra. In the Vridha sanctuary, the statue of Lord Vishnu is built up as an old man. Consequently the name of this sanctuary is vridha and Badri is a name of God Vishnu.

It is trusted that Narad ji did this compensation to please Lord Vishnu. Satisfied with the retribution of Narada, Lord Vishnu showed up as an old man and addressed the atonement of Narada.

As indicated by legend, the picture of Badrinath was cut by the perfect skilled worker Vishwakarma and revered here. At the appearance of Kali yuga, Vishnu expelled himself from this place, later Adi Shankara found the halfway harmed picture in Narad-kund lake and built up it at the focal Badrinath sanctuary. As per legend, Badrinath was adored here by Adi Shankara, before his reverence at the Badrinath sanctuary. The sanctuary is open consistently. Brahmins from South India fill in as boss ministers in the sanctuary.

State: Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Hindi, Garhwali
Best Season: May – June and Sep – Oct

Near By Locations

Timmersain Mahadev

In the winter season, a natural Shivlinga is formed in this spiritual cave of Timmersain Mahadev in Niti village of Chamoli. This village is situated on Indo - China border in the lap of snow capped garhwal himalayas. Special permission is required to visit this place. The Shivling looks almost like the shivalinga of Amarnath Cave of Jammu. The Timmersain Mahadev cave is a very sacred place in the Niti - Joshimath region of Chamoli Garhwal. Local dweller come and pay their obeisance to lord Shiva in the summer season.


Chenap Valley

Chenap Valley is one of the hidden gems of Uttarakhand about which the only a handful of trekkers know about. Perched at a height of 13,000 feet at the base of the Sona Shikhar peak, Chenap Valley offers mesmerizing views of the snow-clad peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Dronagiri with oak-deodar forests and meadows in the foreground. Chenap Valley and Meadows share a resemblance to The Valley of flowers trek, but still unexplored and less-visited trek. So if you like to explore new trails then Chenap valley will not disappoint you. Chenap valley is located about 28 kms from Joshimath town.

Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park is an outstanding mountain wilderness with few if any parallels elsewhere in the Himalayas on account of its concentration of high peaks and glaciers lying within a range of near pristine habitats. The beautiful surroundings with abundant flora and fauna like Brahma-Kamal and Bharal (blue mountain goat) make this a sanctuary of nature. In 1982 access to trekkers into the Nanda Devi National Park was banned to protect its biodiversity. The Nanda Devi National Park, which has been declared a world heritage site, has been partially opened recently for restricted number of tourist.