Badrinath temple; one out of the Char Dham temples of Bhaktapur

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Badrinath temple is a 17th old century temple. It postured itself within Nepalese traditional roofing style.  That makes this temple more unique than others.

By the sequence, King Bhupatindra Malla erected that temple. That was of the shikhara style. Unfortunately, the devastating earthquake of 1990B.S. turned this temple into a Nepalese roofing style temple.

It sounds quite weird. But another devastating earthquake of April 2015 brought this temple in its real posture. Today, the temple is again in the same shape. Yes, it is in the shikhara style as it was originally built.

Moreover, the most valuable thing, that this temple consists of is the statue of the Harihar. It is a combining form of lord shiva and Vishnu. That people call Badri Narayan or Badrinath. That then turns out to be the name of this temple.

Consequently, as the Badrinath temple. Most of the people know this temple as one of the pilgrimages of char Dham temples too.

FAQs

Yes, you can. You could even capture the images of the god and goddess of the sanctum if you made it in the time of Nityapuja.

There is a statue of Lord Harihar inside the temple.

No, it is not. It is just opened for the Nityapuja, a daily worshipping ritual.

Yes, it lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

The temple is located on the southwestern arena of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

It would be a pleasure to sneak around Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It doesn’t matter when you will visit there. But if you are interested in temples and worshipping then the morning would be the best time to be present there.

The entrance fee to enter Bhaktapur along with the Bhaktapur Durbar Square varies as per nationality. It costs, Rs.1500 for Non-SAARC nationality, Rs.500 for SAARC, and Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese.

Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site, convenient for all kinds of visitors.

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