Attain Paramount Serenity by Embarking on Badrinath Yatra

India is a land of the diverse cultures and religions and it is also renowned worldwide as a country that has an innumerable temples and sacred places. It cannot be argued that there are countless options for a devotee in the form of the holy shrines and temples to offer his homage to the lord. Among all sacred religious destinations, Chardham yatra holds a special significance in the hearts of the people who embark on this pilgrimage tour to find peace and seek blessings from the almighty. There are altogether four holy abodes, namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath that constitute the whole yatra. A large percentage of people visit these abodes to cleanse their soul and attain 'moksha'.

Shri Badrinath Dham has got much importance amongst all the abodes. This dham is a home of the Lord Vishnu, which is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River. The mind-blowing and enchanting Neelkanth Mountain in the backdrop allows for an ideal treat to the eyes and provides a memorable experience. There is a Badrinath temple where the pleasant fragrance of incense and the chanting of 'mantras' truly provide an excellent peace of soul and mind. A lot of holy men in the saffron can be seen along the banks of the Alaknanda River sitting in a silent meditation.

The Badrinath temple was constructed in the 18th century A.D. by the Adi Shankaracharya that is located at the altitude of 3415 meters. At the temple, there is very unique idol of Lord Vishnu, which casts its spiritual magic on all the devotees. The idol is in the form of the meditative position, which is made from the black stone. The temple is classified into three different kinds of the portions that are Sabha Mandap, Garbha Griha and Darshan Mandap. There are two prominent pools, which are Tapt Kund and Surya Kund that envelop the magnificent temple. There is a belief among the spiritual travelers that by dipping the raw potato and rice into the pool and consuming it in the form of a 'Prasad' will help them to get the blessings from the Lord Vishnu.

If you are chalking out a plan to take Shri Badrinath Yatra, then the best time to visit this holy place is between April and September. You do not have to worry about the accommodation facilities during your pilgrimage journey because there are number of hotels and guest houses that can make the stay really hassle-free and comfortable.

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