Badrinath – Vishnusahasranam Path
Badrinath is one of the most Sacred places of Chota Char Dham Yatra. People highly believe in lord Badrinath. This temple is open around April end / May month up to October end or November month. During these 6 months of period lacks devotees visit the Badrinath temple. They offered various Puja over there. Vishnusahasranam Path is one of the pujas perform there at the evening time.
The darshan for the presiding deity of Badri Vishal is free for everyone no matter the caste, creed or religion. No tax depending on the philosophy is levied. However in case you want to get some special puja ritual/aarti or path done then some amount will be paid by you to the temple treasury and you will be provided with a receipt which will be issued to you by a temple employee. The money that is received by the temple administration is put to use by them towards the welfare of the pilgrims and devotees along with some amount being used in maintenance work.
Lord Vishnu’s 1000 names are unparalleled. These names are the bestower of God’s eternal abode (Param Dham). Each name’s or each word’s meaning is delightful and astonishing. Among many commentators, Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya Maharaj has explained the meanings of the names. This is widely and well known.
> In a world of practical self interest with the commerce of relationships and where death is inevitable, the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu are the sole support and means to destroy all worldly grief.
> All the sadness, poverty, and mourning are destroyed by doing Sahasranaam Paath.
> These 1000 names of the Soul of all Souls Shri Mahavishnu gives freedom from disease, independence from fear, turns intolerance to joyfulness, freedom from deathlike grief, with unshakeable faith it gives the gift of the highest knowledge to practising Brahmans, victory to Kshatriya upasaks, wealth to merchants and virtue to those who serve.
Where is it written?
The descriptions of The Soul of all Souls Lord Shri Vishnu’s 1000 names are given in the Anushashik Parva of the Mahabharata by Rishi Ved Vyas Maharaj. The 1000 names have also been talked about by Param Pujya Bhishma Pitama in reply to questions asked by Maharaj Yuddhishtir.
> Pilgrim presence is required at the temple.
> Puja Dakshina :
> Rs. 551/- Person (Daily)
> Rs. 8001/- Person (For 10 Yrs)
Time taken for Vishnusahasranam Path is 10-15 mintues.
Required things(Puja Samgari)
6 PM to 9 PM (Daily at Evening time)
Place : Badrinath temple.
The temple opens up early in the morning at 4:30 am when the morning rituals of the temple commences. The darshan then continues on, uninterrupted, till 1 pm. The temple is closed off for a short recess from 1 pm to 4 pm in the afternoon. After 4 pm the darshan commences again before finally closing off for the day at 9 pm at night, after the final aarti of the day is completed.
Opening and Closing Dates:
Opening Dates: The gates of Badrinath dham are opened up each year for darshan to the devotees either during the end of April or the beginning of May. The dates for the opening is announced during the holy occasion of Basant Panchmi and the presiding deity of Badrinath Ji is brought to the main dham shrine from its winter home with great enthusiasm and zeal.
Closing Dates: The closing of the temple kapat is announced during the auspicious eve of Vijayadashami each year. Right before the zealous closing ceremony takes place and the idol for the presiding deity is shifted to its winter abode, the head priest lights up an Akhand Jyoti with illuminates the entire insides of the temple.