Adi Badri Temple Uttarakhand–  A Blog About Mythology

Adi Badri – As I travel up north along the banks of the river Ganges, I soon come across a lovely hamlet called Badri, dotted with temples and natural delights at every turn, which is located approx 18 km away from the famous town Karnprayag in the state of Uttarakhand.

Among them is Adi Badri, named in honor of its Vishnu temple. This ancient stone temple has been built in the typical style of the ancient Guptas – now more commonly known as Panch Badri and is still in pristine condition after hundreds of years! Located inside Uttarakhand Himalayas – thus its name Adi means first or original – this little hamlet is worth a visit for all those who wish to imbibe spirituality amid nature.

Suggested Read-  Panch Badri Yatra and Route Itinerary 
Adi Badri Temple Karnprayag
Main Temple

Adi Badri

The main shrine houses a large idol of Lord Vishnu. It’s believed that this temple was founded by Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who visited it every 12 years as per his cycle It is believed to be built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. The main temple of the Narayan hill is distinguished by a raised platform in the pyramidal form where the black stone idol of Lord Vishnu is enshrined…


It is believed that Lord Vishnu resided at Adi Badri during the Satya, Treta, and Dwapar yugas before moving to Badrinath in Kali Yuga. Whenever the road to Badrinath is closed due to weather conditions, devotees worship Lord Vishnu at Adi Badri. While doing so, they also perform pujas for the welfare of all mankind in this universe. The ancient saints and seers prophesized that Lord Vishnu will shift his abode to Bhavishya Badri in Satya Yuga after the completion of Kali Yuga.

Another legend tells us that thousands of years ago, Maharishi Ved Vyas, who is known to have divided the Veda into Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda, and Atharvaveda, and Ved Vyas wrote the Bhagavad Gita at Adi Badri. *** himself is said to have presented the holy text to an audience gathered in a Yagna held there.



Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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