Bhavishya Badri Temple
Adventure / Trekking | Pilgrimage
At a distance of 23 km from Joshimath and 35 km from Auli, Bhavishya Badri, also spelt as Bhabisya Badri, is situated near Subhain village of Niti Valley on the way to Lata from Tapovan in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
Bhavishya Badri is one of Panch Badri temples located at a height of 2744 m above sea level. The presiding deity of this small temple is Lord Narsimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and known to be the future seat of Badrinath. According to the legend of Bhavishya Badri, at the end of Kali Yuga, a landslide will occur collapsing Nara and Narayan hills and blocking the path to Badrinath. This devastating landslide will occur when the right arm of the statue of Narasimha currently situated in Joshimath detaches from its body. Then, Badrinath will appear at the Bhavishya Badri temple and be worshipped here, instead of the Badrinath shrine.
Bhavishya Badri can be reached via Saldhar which is 18 km by road from Joshimath. Saldhar is situated on the way to Lata from Tapovan in Niti valley. From Saldhar, about 5 km trek will lead to Bhavishya Badri. The initial trekking path from Saldhar to Subhain village (3 km) is very steep and approximately takes one hour. From Subhain, the destination is about 2 km trek through unmarked path. It is advised to take a guide at Subhain village to complete the remaining part of the trek. Accommodation cab be arranged in home stays by villagers of Subhain.
Best time to visit Bhavishya Badri is from April to June and September to November. Monsoon and winters are not ideal season to visit Bhavishya Badri.