Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee was formed in 1939 for worship & 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 & Funds received from devotees. The BKTC also arranges for Rituals and worship by Piligrims in all 46 temples in Uttarakhand under purview of BKTC.
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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
The number of committee members is 17. They comprise:
- Members selected by the Uttaranchal Legislative Assembly - 3
- Member selected by the Zilla Parishad of Zilla Garhwal - 1
- Member selected by the Zilla Parishad of Zilla Tehri - 1
- Member selected by the Zilla Parishad of Zilla Chamoli - 1
- Member selected by the Zilla Parishad of Zilla Uttarkashi - 1
- Members nominated by the State Government - 10
Chairman and Vice chairman of the committee is nominated by the State Government.Read more
The management is done by the donation funds received by the temple committee.
Shri Badarinath Kedarnth temple committee conducts 4 Sanskrit PG College for the upliftment of Sanskrit education. Free education is provided to students studying.
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
Chaardham means "Four Dhams" i.e. "Four religious places". Chardham is also a popular collective term used for tourist circuit covering Holy hindu pilgrimage centres of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Chardham in Uttarakhand which is also known as the Chhota Chardham is considered as the most sacred religious place which is a must visit destination for the Hinduism follower to get rid of their sins and pave the path to the ultimate goal of the human life - the Moksha, redemption from the cycle of birth. The journey to these religious destinations in Uttarakhand is considered as the must-visit sacred place on earth at least once in a life for every Hindu follower. The Chardham in Uttarakhand is known as the combination of four sacred places which are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
Haridwar is the traditional point to start Char Dhaam Yatra of Uttarakhand. Haridwar is in the plains and easily accessible by Road & 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 & other locations in India and then proceed to Haridwar by Road travel.Read more
Yamunotri is located at an altitude of 3293 metres above sea level, in the Garhwal Himalaya about 40 km away from Barkot.
Gangotri temple opens on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya which is fall in the month of May and closes on Bhai Duj
It is one the most important dham and the only temple which is part of both "Chardham of India" and "Char Dham Yatra"
Contact for queries related to Shri Badarinath & 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