Adi Badri is the group of 16 temples, located close to KarnaPrayag in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state of India. It is a part of famous Panch Badri of Uttarakhand and located at altitude of 3,133 meters above sea level. Adi Badri is also considered as emerging spot of Saraswati River. Adi or Aadi Badri is the ancient abode of lord Vishnu who is called with the name ‘Badri’ in Badrikshetra.
The main Narayan temple dedicated to lord Vishnu 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 here in Satyug, Treta and Dwapar. In Kalyug he shifted to Badrinath.
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.
Best Time to Visit Adi Badri
The best months are the summer months May to June and spring months September and October.
How to reach Adi Badri
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant.
Rail: The nearest railhead, Rishikesh, is 192 kms.
Road: Adi Badri is approachable from Karan Prayag, 19 kms.