Bhavishya Badri Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated in Subhai, Uttarakhand at an altitude of 2,744 m (9,003 ft) above sea level. It is the fourth temple complex among the ‘Sapta Badri‘ temples. it’s part of the famous “Sapta Badri” pilgrimage circuit. It is a part of the Char Dham Yatra Package within Uttarakhand.
Bhavishya Badri – Facts
|Location||Subhai, Uttarakhand 246443|
|Best Time to Visit||May to June and September to October|
|Darshan Timings||5 AM to 12 PM |
2 PM to 9 PM
|Dress Code||Traditional Wear|
|Festivals||Krishna Janmashtmi, Makar Sankranti|
It extends from Satapanth to Nandaprayag in the Alaknanda river valley. In ancient times, the path to the temple went through the Badri van (Forest of berries). Hence, the suffix ‘Badri‘ is added to the seven holy shrines of Lord Vishnu. Bhavishya Badari is present on the way from Tapovan to Lata in the Niti valley.
Bhavishya Badri Temple is dedicated to Narasimha (the Lion face), one of the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu.
Visitors pass the serene Tapovan a place known for its hot water springs en route to the banks of the Dhauliganga, and on to the shrine.
What are the timings of Bhavishya Badri?
The timings of the temple are:
|Morning||5 AM||12 PM|
|Evening||2 PM||9 PM|
What is the significance of Bhavishya Badri?
The significance of Bhavishya Badri is that –
- Devotees believe it to be the future abode of Badrinath at the end of the Kali Yuga when there will be the destruction of the present world and the creation of a new world.
- The temple has a sanctum with an image of Lord Narsimha. He is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu with a lion’s head.
- Moreover, this temple is also associated with Narsingh Badri temple through mythology, which is also an important halt in the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand.
What is the history of Bhavishya Badri?
As per the legend associated with the history of Bhavishya Badri, when Shri Adi Shankaracharya took Badri Vishal from Tapta Kund, a prophecy was made. According to that prophecy, at the end of Kaliyuga, the mountains Nara and Narsimha will lead to blockage in the path towards Badrinath and make the journey inaccessible
As a result, Lord Badri will take abode in Bhavishya Badri. From that time onward, his worship will take place at this place. Even the name of the place literally translates to ‘Future Badri‘, implying that it will be the future residence of Lord Badri.
The temple Narsingh, located at Joshimath has a beautifully carved statue of Lord Narsingh carrying a sword. As per the traditions, the arm carrying that sword is getting thinner year by year, and in Kaliyug this arm will breakdown.
The present world will get destroyed and a new world will start, where Bhavishya Badri shall be worshipped.
Festivals celebrated at Bhavishya Badri
Some of the festivals celebrated at Bhavishya Badri are:
- Krishna Janmashtmi: It is a popular Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It occurs according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar and is also a very important festival for the followers of Lord Vishnu.
- Makar Sankranti: This festival is celebrated each year in January to appease the Sun God. It is the first day when Sun enters Capricorn and also marks the lengthening of daytime in the forthcoming days. This day also includes colorful decorations, preparation of sweets with sesame seeds and children asking for treats and pocket money.
How to reach Bhavishya Badri?
Here’s how to reach Bhavishya Badri:
- Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (289.2 km).
- Train: The nearest railway stations are Rishikesh(271.8 km) and Dehradun(314 km).
- Road: It is present near the road from Joshimath to Subain Village. One has to take a trekking route of 3 km further to reach Bhavishya Badri.
Where to stay near Bhavishya Badri?
Some of the places where one can stay near Bhavishya Badri while undertaking the Char Dham Yatra are:
- Hotel Sudarshan Palace: Hotel Sudarshan Palace has facilities such as 24-hour front desk, garden area and parking facility within its premises. Amenities such as bed, bottled drinking water, access to the common balcony and attached bathroom are available.
- Hotel Kuber Annex: The facilities offered here are front desk, room service, power backup, STD PCO facility, doctor on call. Massage service is also available here so that guests can relax after trekking. A helicopter booking facility is also available at the hotel.
- Hotel Heaven: The hotel offers facilities suchlike parking and telephone. With a team of skilled professionals, the property ensures the fulfillment of all needs of the guest. Moreover, in case of medical emergencies, one can avail the doctor on call facility at the hotel.
Please carry valid ID proof such as Aadhar Card. It is needed at the time of booking of the hotel rooms.
What are the other Sapta Badri destinations?
The other Sapta Badri destinations are:
- Vriddha Badri: It is the third among the ‘Sapta Badri’ temples. Devotees also believed that Adi Shankaracharya worshipped Badrinath here before enshrining Him in the main Badrinath temple. Vriddha Badri is temple is open for devotees and pilgrims throughout the year.
- Bhavishya Badri: It is the fourth among the ‘Sapta Badri’ temples. According to beliefs, Lord Badri will take abode in Bhavishya Badri at the end of Kaliyuga. Even the name of the place literally translates to ‘Future Badri’, implying that it will be the future residence of Lord Badri.
- Yogadhyan Badri: It is the fifth among the ‘Sapta Badri’ temples. As per mythology, the Pandavas were born here, and Pandu attained salvation and died here. Yogadhyan Badri has a bronze image of Lord Vishnu. Devotees believe that Pandu installed this meditating (Dhyan) image. Hence, the name of the shrine comes from the posture of the image, and it is popular as yoga-Dhyan’ Badri.
- Dhyan Badri: It is the sixth among the ‘Sapta Badri’ temples. The image of Lord Vishnu which was established by Urvarishi.The image of Vishnu is in a meditative posture with four-armed, made of black stone.
- Ardha Badri: It is the seventh among the ‘Sapta Badri’ temples. In comparison to other temples, the idol of Lord Vishnu here is smaller. Hence, the name of the temple roughly means Tthe little Badri‘.
These temples are also a part of the Char Dham Yatra within Uttarakhand.