Prepare a Short tourist leaflet about any one Temple.

How to go there?

Where to stay/ Accommodation
When to visit?
What to see?
Anything special/ Add your own points.


Ans.

Badrinath Temple  



Introduction: Badrinath is an ancient religious centre. It is also famous for its natural beauty. The religious importance of Badrinath was introduced by Shankaracharya. The place gets its name from the word ‘badri’ , meaning ‘berries’. In fact, once betties grew here abundantly. It is situated near the meeting point of two rivers -  the Alaknanda and the Rishi Ganga. The shrine of Badrinath in this city attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India.




i.                     How to go there: Badrinath is well connected with rest of India. One can go to Badrinath by the way of Bus or Train:


  Bus: The State Transport Bus Services and many other private Bus Services are available from Mumbai to Badrinath .


  Train: There are many trains available which can take you to Badrinath  Temple. The most convenient is “Mumbai – Badrinath  Temple Express”


ii.                    Where to Stay: Accommodation is no problem in Badrinath  Temple . The Government tourist Hotels and other Big and  Small hotels are available to suit ever one’s budget.


iii.                  When to Visit:   June to October is the best time of the year to visit Badrinath  Temple .


iv.                  What to See:     The climate and scenery of Badrinath  Temple is mind – blowing. It is a well planned construction with huge roads, parks and gardens, there are many interesting places to see like Bull Temple, Lord Ganesh Temple, Dolphin Nose, Flower Garden,  Lord Murugan Temple, Palatial Buildings, etc,.


v.                   Shopping:          Shopping in Badrinath  Temple is fun. One can buy very traditional and well as modern things from Badrinath  Temple . Badrinath  Temple is very famous for traditional goods.   
  
vi.                  Anything Special As far as food is concerned Badrinath  is famous for Black tea, Idli, Vada, Sambar, Masala dosa, Idli fry, etc. The people are very culture oriented and highly intelligent. They give more importance to their education and religious aspects.

Note: Please consider The following facts about Badrinath  Temple Before writing the above leaflet.


Badrinath is an ancient religious centre. It is also famous for its natural beauty. The religious importance of Badrinath was introduced by Shankaracharya. The place gets its name from the word ‘badri’ , meaning ‘berries’. In fact, once betties grew here abundantly. It is situated near the meeting point of two rivers -  the Alaknanda and the Rishi Ganga. The shrine of Badrinath in this city attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India.




The Badrinath Temple is dedicated to Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is the Preserver in the Hindu Trinity, the other two being Creator and Destroyer. The deity of the temple is Badrinath. Badrinath is another form of Vishnu. The deity is also known in the names like Badri Vishal and Badrinarayan.


The idol of the deity was thrown into Narada Kunda, during the golden age of Buddhism. Karada Kunda is a hot water spring that exits near the temple It was Shankaracharya installed the deity inside the shrine for a second time. The idol presents Badrinath in the position of padmasana or lotus posture. There is a group of gods around him. Some of them are Kubera, the God of Wealth, and Ganesh, the God of Wisdom and prosperity.


There is another shrine dedicated to Lakshmi, the Goddess of Fortune. This shrine is situated to the left of the main temple building. Outside the exit door of the Badrinath Temple is the seating place of Shankaracharya. It was there Shankaracharya sat in meditation. Near the Badrinath Temple are some hot springs. Two important springs are The Tapt Kund and Narada Kunda. The temperature of these springs is about 45 degree celsius.