TriyugiNarayan Temple- Divine wedding place of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati!
Posted on February 24, 2021 by Ghoomophiro
A serene, mystic, and heavenly temple that speaks the wedding tales of Mahadev and Devi Parvati is unleashed today! Triyuginarayan temple is another hidden gem of Uttarakhand located in the Rudraprayag district known for its picturesque and panoramic views. This is a beautiful location standing firm at the elevated height of 1,980 meters that imparts the complete picture of snow-covered mountains and ranges. Travelers can also visit here to enjoy the sights of the beauteous Garhwal region. Why not immerse yourself in the divinity of this holy temple?
What makes it a must-visit temple?
The prime attraction of the Triyuginarayan temple is the Trijugi Narayan Temple, where visitors worship the Lord Vishnu. The first glimpse of this temple appears quite similar to that of the Badrinath Shrine. Not just this temple has a historical significance but also becoming a popular site for destination weddings. It is a spiritual site where Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati tied the wedding knot and began their new life. Young millennials are fanatic about visiting here and indulge in heavenly wedding ceremonies.
The belief that there is a burning fire from the moment when the spiritual marriage of Goddess Parvati and Shiva took place drives couples to take blessings over here. That’s the reason why it’s a dream for young couples to solemnize their bond by paying a visit to this spectacular temple. As per the history of this temple, Lord Shiva and Parvati tied knots here almost three eons or Yuga back! Isn’t it a very long time? The temple derived its name from Tri, which means three, Yugi, which means Epochs, and Narayan, a name of Preserver Lord Vishnu!
Features of Triyuginarayan temple
The ancient legends of this magnificent temple engross the devotees deep into its valuable history. You cannot miss out on the ‘Akhand Dhooni,’ also known as an eternal fire that burns all the time at the shrine. Apart from this holy fire lit at the time Shiva-Parvati wedding, there are also 4 tanks or kund that hold a specific significance. There is a Rudra Kund where devotees can bathe, Vishnu Kund for self-cleansing, Saraswati Kund, which offers liberations, and the Brahma Kund to sip some water. Every pilgrim visiting this Hindu temple also moves to these Kund for holy reasons. The people who pay a visit to the Triyuginarayan temple also pay homage to the Gauri Kund temple, which is at the base camp, while going for the Kedarnath temple trek!
The local folklore tales state that Lord Brahma visited this shrine to offer the priestly services and commence the legendary wedding ceremony. Lord Vishnu performed all rituals on Devi Parvati’s brother’s part and completed the traditional wedding ceremony. There is also a stone known as Brahma Shila, which marks the temple’s exact wedding site. For the believers of eternal marriage bonds and conjugal happiness, carrying along the ashes of the sacred fire is a holy thing that maintains the divine relationship!
Moving on to the architecture of the Triyuginarayan temple, it appears similar to the ancient Kedarnath Temple. Locals of the village state that the temple structure got created by the famous saint who was also a world-renowned philosopher and author, Adi Shankaracharya. And the structural base of this divine temple dates back to almost 1200 years ago.
Celebrity marriages that took place here!
Famous TV actress Kavita Kaushik, known as Chandramukhi Chautala in a popular comedy TV series F.I.R., completed her wedding ceremony in January 2017. And the weather then was very cold and chilly over there.
How to reach the temple?
Situated at 12 km from Sonprayag, the temple resides amongst the lush green forests and high mountains. From Sonprayag, pilgrims need to go for a trek of 5 km towards the Guttur route and pass a dense forest area. Trekking from Kedarnath temple to Triyuginarayan temple is almost 25 km which is quite long. You can also pick up the trekking route through Mussorie via the Tehri, Mala Point Belak- Ghuttu-Panwali-Kanta to Triyuginarayan. But you need 17 days to cover up this whole trekking journey.
By Flight- Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in this region, located at 240 km. It has excellent connectivity to Delhi, and from Guptakashi, you can get a cab to reach Triyuginarayan temple.
By Train- Located at a distance of 219 km, Rishikesh is the nearest railway station that is well-connected through motorable roads.
By road- You can take a bus or taxi from all major destinations in and around Uttarakhand, such as Haridwar, Dehradun, Chamoli, Srinagar, Uttarkashi Rishikesh, to visit here.
As the Triyuginarayan temple is turning into a famous place for a destination wedding, there are numerous clean, modest, and quite reasonable accommodation spots available here. There are hotels and lodges offering balcony view rooms so that you can capture the panoramic views of the region. And you can get a decent room for as low as INR 500 per room.
When to visit?
Triyuginarayan Temple is at great heights and covered with snow-clad regions for most of the year. Hence, springs are present to pay a visit over here, i.e., from March-June. If you wish to experience the chilly winds and snow around you, November-March is also an excellent time to visit. During the rest of the time, there might be unexpected landslides hitting the region or unwanted weather variations taking a toll on your journey.
The temple Darshan timings are from 7 Am to 7 PM.