Badrinath is the last stop in the Chardham Yatra Uttrakhand India, Badrinath Dham is the home of lord Vishnu, located at a height of 3415 meters and close to the neelkanth peak in chamoli district Uttrakhand. Temple Open for Six Months in Summer and close in winter when lord shifts to Joshimath, Winter home called to Narasimha Temple.
Badrinath Temple will be open on 30 April, 2018 at 04:30 am.
Note: Generally, The Temple doors are closed around October- November (dates are fixed on Vijayadashmi) at the advent of winters and are opened again for worship at around last week of April (dates are decided on Basant Panchami ).
Badrinath in Winters
Badrinath Temple is shut down for winter months every year during while prayers to the Badri Vishal ‘Utsav Murti’ continue at the Narsimha temple in Joshimath. The priests of Badrinath Temple continue to perform the rituals on the ‘Utsav Murti’ at Narasimha temple during the winter season.
Before closing the temple doors, the priests light a lamp before the idol in the sanctum. It is said that during this period of winter months, Narad Muni who had attained salvation here, continues with the prayer services. This belief is further strengthened based on the fact that when the temple is again reopened after six months in spring, the lamp is still seen to be flickering!