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The legendary story behind this temple

King Pandu had done tapasya here in Pandukeshwar. Lord Vishnu appeared before him here and blessed... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Damanig
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Mumbai, India
Fantastic temple complex

This is one of the most beautiful temples built in the 9th century AD . There is a very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
vipina776
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Lucknow, India
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

According to Hindu legend, the god Vishnu sat in meditation at this place, keeping away from Thuling, . During his meditation, Vishnu was unaware of cold weather. Lakshmi, his consort, protected him in the form of the Badri tree (jujube or Indian date). Pleased by the devotion of Lakshmi, Vishnu named the place Badrika Ashram. According to Atkinson (1979), the place used to be a jujube forest, which are not found there today. Vishnu in the form of Badrinath is depicted in the temple sitting in the padmasana posture. According to the legend, Vishnu was chastised by a sage, who saw Vishnu's consort Lakshmi massaging his feet. Vishnu went to Badrinath to perform austerity, meditating for a long time in padmasana.he main shrine houses the 1 m (3.3 ft) Shaligram (black stone) image of Badrinarayan, which is housed in a gold canopy under a Badri Tree. The image of Badrinarayan holds a Shankha (conch) and a Chakra (wheel) in two of its arms in a lifted posture and two arms are rested on its lap in a Yogamudra (Padmasana) posture.[

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