7 interesting facts about Badrinath temple 

The Badrinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites and holds great significance in Hinduism.

Dedication to Lord Vishnu

The temple is believed to be around 1,200 years old. Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th-century philosopher and theologian, is credited with the establishment of the Badrinath idol.

Ancient Origin

The temple follows a unique tradition known as "Alpona." Each day, the entire temple is covered with fresh flowers, known as Alpona, creating a vibrant and colorful atmosphere.

Sacred Alpona Tradition

The Tapt Kund, a natural thermal spring near the temple, is considered sacred. Devotees take a dip in these hot springs before entering the temple, as it is believed to have medicinal properties.

Hot Spring

The Badrinath Temple is open only for six months each year, from April to November. During the winter months, due to heavy snowfall, the temple is closed, and the deity is moved to Joshimath.

Closing During Winter

Nearby, there is a cave called Vyas Cave, where it is believed that the sage Vyas composed the Mahabharata. Pilgrims often visit this cave as part of their spiritual journey.

Vyas Cave

Situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River, Brahma Kapal is a flat platform where ancestral rites and rituals for the deceased are performed.

Brahma Kapal