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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
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
Lucknow, India
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Also know as yoga Badri. nearly 13 k.m distance from badri nath. its located at Pandukeshwar near Govind Ghat. its also called home for vishnu. Pandu raju meditated here. nice place for meditation

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Ravi K
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

Yogadhyan Badri, also known as the Yoga Badri, is situated at a distance of 13 km from Badrinath and is located at Pandukeshwar near Govind Ghat. It is an ancient temple and is a home for Lord Vishnu.
It is believed that the father of Pandavas, King Pandu meditated at this site so that Lord Vishnu cleanses him for his sin of killing two mating deer. The Pandavas were born in the same place and Pandu also died at this site. It is also believed that Pandu had installed an idol of Lord Vishnu in Yogadhyan Badri. This idol of Lord Vishnu is in a meditative posture and therefore it is also called as Yogadhyan Badri. Moreover, the idol is carved from Shaligram stone which imparts a beautiful look.

Yogdhyan Badri is also considered the winter abode for the Utsava-murti (festival-image) of Badrinath, when the temple of Badrinath is closed. Hence, it is religiously ordained that a pilgrimage will not be complete without offering prayers at this place. Bhatts (priests) from South India serve as chief priests in the temple.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank ShaileshSoni
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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.[

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank 674santha
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