Approachable from Karnprayag by a motorable road on the way to
Ranikhet, are remains of 16 small
Seven among them are ancient ones, belonging to Gupta period. The credit for building these temples is generally given to Shankaracharya.
The main temple of Narayan is distinguished by a raised platform
in the pyramidal form where the idol is enshrined. Sculpted out
of black stone, the idol of Lord Vishnu is a meter high.
Another pilgrimage centre of local importance is this group of
16 temples enroute to Ranikhet and
close to confluence at Karanprayag. The main temple is dedicated
to Narayan and has a raised platform in the pyramidical form.
Within the temple, a black stone idol is installed. It is believed
that these temples, dating to the Gupta age, were sanctioned by
Adi Shankaracharya who wanted to spread the tenets of Hinduism to
every remote corner of the country.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun
Rail: Adi Badri is approachable from karna Prayag, 19 kms.,
which in turn is connected by a motorable road with Ranikhet, Nainital