About Commitee

Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee was formed in 1939 for worship and management of Shri Badarinath Temple and in 1942, 45 other temples in Uttarakhand including Shri Kedarnath were brough under purview of BKTC. The management of all the temples is done by BKTC based on the Donations and Funds received from devotees. The BKTC also arranges for Rituals and worship by Piligrims in all 46 temples in Uttarakhand under purview of BKTC.


Chairman's Message

JAI BADARI - KEDAR!

Shri Mohan Prasad Thapliyal

Chairman BKTC

" Thank you in anticipation of the interest we hope to receive from your side.

Shri Kedarnathji, one of the twelve highly revered JYOTIRLINGAS, is situated at the high altitude and is the shrine where Pandavas after the victory in Mahabharata offered puja for purification of their souls for the sin of killings at that epic war.

Shri Badarinathji holds the greatest significance among the four DHAMs established by Adi Shankarachrya and is considered to be the only MOKSHA Dham. It is here that LORD VISHNU observed TAPASYA and infused the area with divine energy and instant blessings for all who visit here. The holiest of the rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati emanate from this region. The Badarinath and the Kedarnath temples have other 45 temples of PAURANIC period.

In fact this holy Himalayan region has the sanctity of being called Dev Bhoomi. However the believers of Sanatan Dharma, the Hindus, and the modern-day tension laden human beings need to be reminded of the divine bliss and unexplored wonders which they would find here.

Despite the inherent divinity and serenity the holy temples, ghats and the dharmshalas here are in a dilapidated condition with inadequate pilgrim facilities. Hence Shri Badarinath - Shri Kedarnath Mandir Samiti, a Government body, has decided to request the SANATAN DHARMA followers in India and throughout the world to donate generously at these twin pilgrim centers. We invite you to join this divine movement launched by Shri Badarinath - Shri Kedarnath Temples Committee."Read more

Committee Members

The number of committee members is 17. They comprise:

  1. Members selected by the Uttaranchal Legislative Assembly - 3
  2. Member selected by the Zilla Parishad of Zilla Garhwal - 1
  3. Member selected by the Zilla Parishad of Zilla Tehri - 1
  4. Member selected by the Zilla Parishad of Zilla Chamoli - 1
  5. Member selected by the Zilla Parishad of Zilla Uttarkashi - 1
  6. Members nominated by the State Government - 10

Chairman and Vice chairman of the committee is nominated by the State Government.Read more

BKTC Committee Functions

Shri Badarinath Kedarnth temple committee was formed in 1939 for worship of the Shri Badarinath, in which, in the year 1942 the other 45 temple including Shri kedarnath were include.Main Functions of BKTC Includes- Read more

Temple Management

The management is done by the donation funds received by the temple committee.

Free Education

Shri Badarinath Kedarnth temple committee conducts 4 Sanskrit PG College for the upliftment of Sanskrit education. Free education is provided to students studying.

Free Food

Every day at Shri Badarinath and Kedarnath Temple Nitya Niyam Bhog is prepared, in which the pilgrims who come to the Dham are provided free of cost from the temple premises in the afternoon.

Free Mediacal Aid

An Ayurvedic pharmacy is also operated by shri Badarinath kedarnath temple committee to upgrade Himalayan herbs.

Cottages for Saints

Saints cottages have been built for the convenience of the sadhu saints in shri Badarinath Dham.

Rules for Routine Workship

Temple Committee are arranged regular rules of the routine worship in 45 others temple including Shri Badarinath Ji and Shri Kedarnath Ji.

Char Dhaam Yatra - At a Glance

Chaar dham means Four Dhams i.e. Four religious places. Char dham in Uttarakhand is a collective term used for religous circuit covering Holy hindu pilgrimage centres of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. This is considered as most sacred religious places to be visited by Hindus, to get rid of their sins and pave path to ultimate goal of human life - the Moksha, ie redemption from cycle of birth & death in this world. Every Hindu is expected to perform the Yatra at least once in their life time. There is no restriction on visiting the temples for Foreigners, Women etc., Nor is there any strict Dress code, even though devotees are advised to dress decently. Piligrims performing the Chaar Dhaam yatra are also requested not to use Polyrhene bags, to preserve the sanctity of the temples and conserve the environment.

All four temple shrines are located in Garhwal Himalayas range of Uttarakhand.Haridwar is the traditional point to start Char Dhaam Yatra of Uttarakhand. Haridwar is in the plains and easily accessible by Road and Train from other locations of India, including New Delhi. It is also accessible by Road from Dehradun, which has Airport. So, Piligrims can fly to Dehradun from Delhi and other locations in India and then proceed to Haridwar by Road travel.Read more

Yamunotri

Altitude- 3293 metres

Prominence- Source of River Yamuna

Location- About 40 km away from Barkot.

Start Date- April - May of every year. Exact dates will be announced later.

Close Date- Oct of every year. Exact dates will be announced later.

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Gangotri

Altitude- 3415 metres

Prominence- Source of River Ganges

Location- About 95 km away from Uttarkashi.

Start Date- April - May of every year. Auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya. Exact dates will be announced later.

Close Date- Oct of every year.Auspicious day of Bhai Duj, Exact dates will be announced later.

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Shri Badrinath Dhaam

Altitude- 3300 metres

Prominence- Dedicated to Lord Vishnu

Location- About 394 km away from Haridwar.

Start Date- April - May of every year. Exact dates will be announced later.

Close Date- Oct/Nov of every year. Exact dates will be announced later.

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Shri Kedarnath Dhaam

Altitude- 3553 metres

Prominence- Dedicated to Lord Shiva

Location- About 123 km away from Haridwar.

Start Date- April - May of every year. Exact dates will be announced later.

Close Date- Oct/Nov of every year. Exact dates will be announced later.

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Temples Managed by Committee

Shri Badarinath Kedarnath temple committee was formed in 1939 for overseeing worship of Shri Badarinath by Piligrims. In 1942, Forty Five other temples of Uttarakhand including Shri Kedarnath, were included under scope of committee operations. The management of temples are done based on Donation funds received from Piligrims. Temple Committee arranges for worship in all 46 Temples including Shri Badarinath Ji and Shri Kedarnath Ji.Read more

Contact Us

Contact for queries related to Shri Badarinath and Shri Kedarnath Temple Committee

Head Office (Shri Badarinath Dhaam)

Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (Joshimatt/ Badarinath)
Near Narsingh Temple,
Post Joshimath, District Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Contact Number- 01389-222083

Head Office (Shri Kedarnath Dhaam)

Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (Ukhimatt/ Kedarnath)
Omkareswar Temple,
Post Ukhimatt, District Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
Contact Number- 01364-284228

Camp Office (Dehradun)


Shri Badarinath - Shri Kedarnath Temples Committee
Saket, Lane No-7, Canal Road,
Dehradun, Uttarakhand - 248001. INDIA.
Fax Number- 0135-2741600