Badrinath is the most sacred Dham of India. It is located at an elevation of 3,133 mts above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. This Dham was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 7th century. The deity of Badrinath temple is Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated on the right bank of the holy Alaknanda River.