Yogdhyan - The Panch Badri


Yogdhyan Badri

Yogdhyan Badri

30 June / 4:56 PM

The Yogdhyan Badari temple is located at Pandukeshwar at an altitude of 1920 m. It is 24 km short of Badrinath on Rishikesh -Badrinath highway. The idol, depiciting a meditative posture of the Lord, is worshipped here.

The Yogdhyan Badari temple is located at Pandukeshwar at an altitude of 1920 m. It is 24 km short of Badrinath on Rishikesh -Badrinath highway. The idol, depiciting a meditative posture of the Lord, is worshipped here.


What the history says

According to a myth, the Pandavas after winning the battle against the Kauravas came to the Himalayas to seek peace. And it was here that they handed over their capital, Hastinapur, to Raja Parikshit and took up penance before seeking out the way to heaven.


Best time to visit

The ideal time or peak season to go for a Char Dham Yatra is from May to October, except monsoons. This is because; all the four sacred sites are perched in Garhwal Himalayas, which is prone to heavy snowfall. As a result, all the passage leading to the shrines are blocked. Moreover, during the monsoon season, there is undue threat of having landslides, which can further disrupt the journey. For safety reasons, the gates of the temples are also closed for this period of time and the idols are shifted to nearby pilgrim points. Weather can vary.


General information

LatitudeData not available
Longitude Data not available
Altitude1920 mts above the sea level
LocationPandukeshwar.
Dedicated ToLord Vishnu
Built InData not available.

How to reach

Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 312Km from Badri Vishal temple. You can hire cab or buses direct from Dehradun to Badri Vishal or go to Haridwar and Rishikesh and start your trip.
Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railhead 295Km from Badri Vishal temple. You can find cab or buses to Badri Vishal temple form Rishikesh.
The trip to Badri Vishal usually begins from Haridwar passing through Rishikesh - Devprayag - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Karnaprayag - Nandprayag - Vridha Badri - Adi Badri - Bhavishya Badri - Joshimath - Vishnuprayag - Yogdhyan Badri and finally reaching Badri Vishal on bus or cab. Badri Vishal is 318Km from Haridwar.


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Adi Badri

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Bhavishya Badri

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Vridh Badri

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