Adi Badri

Adi Badri


18 kms from Karnprayag on Ranikhet roadIt is situated near NH-109 near GMVN tourist lodge and SBI bank

Dist./ Travel Time

20.8 kms / 39 mins
From State Bank of India, Badrinath Road, Karnaprayag,

Entry Type

Free Entry

Exploration Time

2 hr

Best time to visit

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Adi Badri - Divine Travels

Adi Badri is the group of 16 temples, located close to KarnaPrayag. The main temple is dedicated to Narayan (Lord Vishnu) and part of famous Panch Badri pilgrimage circuit. The Adi Badri is the first temple complex among the Sapta Badri temples located in the hill ranges 17 kilometres from Karnaprayag.

The Panch Badris are: Badrinath , Bhavishya Badri, Yogdhyan Badri, Vridh Badri and Adi Badri.

Adi Badri History and Legend

Seven temples of this chain were built during the late Gupta period (5th century to 8th century).

It is also believed that Lord Vishnu used to to live here in Satyug, Treta and Dwapar. In Kalyug he shifted to Badrinath, thats why it is known as Adi Badri. Adi mean Ancient. It is believed that these temples, dating to the Gupta age, were sanctioned by Adi Shankaracharya who wanted to spread the tenets of Hinduism to every remote corner of the country.

It is believed that Maha Rishi Ved Viyas wrote shri Mad Bhagwat Maha Puran at this spot. Adi Badri is also considered as emerging spot of Saraswati River.

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Adi Badri in Karnaprayag

It is believed that Adi Guru Shankaracharya had initiated the construction of these temples. The main temple of Narayan is distinguished by a raised platform in the pyramidal form, where the black stone idol of lord Vishnu is enshrined.

Location & How to Reach Adi Badri

Adi Badri is a group of ancient temples located 17 kilometres from Karanprayag on the Karanprayag-Ranikhet road. Adi Badri in Uttarakhand is bestowed with such charisma and scenic grandeur that ardent devotees assemble there all round the year to discover eternal truth and peace.

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant sited in Dehradun (210 kilometers).

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh and Haridwar.

By Road – You can take bus, private taxi from Delhi to Haridwar-Rishikesh-Devprayag-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Karnaprayag-Adi badri. The other route is from Nainital or Ramnagar to Ranikhet and then to Karnaprayag via Chakhutiya. From Karnaprayag Adi badri is just 19 kms.