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Triyuginarayan Temple

Introduction to Triyuginarayan Temple

Triyuginarayan Temple

Triyuginarayan Temple is a Hindu temple in the Triyuginarayan village of Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district. Lord Vishnu is honoured in this historic temple. It is a popular pilgrimage site because of the mythology of deity Shiva’s marriage to goddess Parvati, which was witnessed by Vishnu here.

A permanent fire burns in front of the temple, which is a unique feature of this temple. The flame is said to have been burning since the celestial union. As a result, the temple is also known as Akhand Dhuni.

A water stream runs across the temple courtyard, filling four sacred bathing ponds (kunds) nearby. 

The word “Triyugi Narayan” is made up of three words: “tri” means three, “yugi” indicates Yuga, and “Narayan” is another name for Vishnu. Since the three Yugas, pilgrims have been presenting wood to the fire in the Havana-kund (fireplace) — hence the name “Triyugi Narayan.” 

Yuga is the name of an epoch or era within a four-age cycle in Hindu philosophy. Satya Yuga (1,728,000 human years), Treta Yuga (1,296,000 years), Dvapara Yuga (864,000 years), and Kali Yuga (432,000 years), which is the current Yuga, are the four Yugas.

The name “Akhand Dhuni temple” comes from the tale of the eternal flame: “Akhand” means “perpetual,” and “Dhuni” means “flame.”

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The architectural style of the Triyuginarayan temple is similar to that of the Kedarnath temple, which attracts a large number of worshipers. Adi Shankaracharya is associated with the construction of numerous temples in Uttarakhand. 

A silver 2-foot picture of god Vishnu (Narayana) is housed at the temple, along with his consorts — goddess of riches Lakshmi and goddess of music and learning Saraswati.

The havana-kund with the eternal flame — the witness to Shiva and Parvati’s wedding – is located in front of the temple. Devotees light samidha (wooden sacrifice offerings) and collect the ashes as blessings. 

The Brahma Shila, located in front of the temple, is thought to be the exact location of the celestial union. Other holy locations surrounding the temple include Rudra Kund, Vishnu Kund, Brahma Kund, and Saraswati Kund. 

Saraswati Ganga is a water stream that begins in the temple’s courtyard. It overflows all of the holy ponds in the area.


History of Triyuginarayan Temple

Goddess Parvati was the daughter of Himavat or Himavan, the personification of the Himalayas, according to Hindu mythology. She was the reincarnation of Sati, Shiva’s first wife, who gave her life after her father insulted Shiva. 

Parvati tries and fails to entice Shiva with her beauty. Finally, she attracted Shiva by performing penance at Gauri Kund, a 5-kilometre distance from Triyuginarayan. The Gauri Kund temple, dedicated to Parvati, is also visited by pilgrims visiting the Triyuginaryan temple. 

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Shiva proposed to Parvati in Guptkashi (on the route to Kedarnath) before they married at the little Triyuginarayan village at the confluence of the Mandakini and Son-Ganga rivers, according to legend.

Himavat’s capital is thought to be Triyuginarayan. During the Satya Yuga, it was the site of Shiva and Parvati’s celestial marriage, which was witnessed in the presence of the holy fire that now burns forever in front of the temple in a Havana-Kund or Agni-Kund, a four-cornered ground fireplace. 

The creator-god Brahma served as the priest of the wedding, which was observed by all the sages of the time. Vishnu formalized the union and functioned as Parvati’s brother in the rites. 

In front of the temple, a stone called Brahma Shila marks the precise spot of the wedding. In a sthala-Purana, the magnificence of this site is also recorded (a scripture specific to a pilgrimage centre). 

Pilgrims who visit this temple regard the ashes from the burning fire as holy and carry them with them, according to the Torah. It is also thought that the ashes from this fire will foster marital joy.

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The gods are said to have bathed in three kunds, or little ponds, before the marriage ritual, Rudra-Kund, Vishnu-Kund, and Brahma-Kund. 

The Saraswati-Kund, which is said to have arisen from Vishnu’s navel, supplies water to the three kunds. As a result, the water from these kunds is said to be a remedy for infertility.

Wedding Destination: Triyuginarayan

Choosing the appropriate life partner is a major deal for most of us, and finding the right place is just as important. While the majority of engaged couples want to marry at a hotel, resort, or banquet venue, many millennials prefer destination weddings. Even within this group, there are couples who wish to have their weddings solemnized in a spiritual setting.

Triyuginarayan is becoming increasingly well-known as a popular wedding venue. Many celebrities have married here in the past to obtain Lord Vishnu and Shiva’s blessings for a happy marriage.

Celebrities that have married in this location

In January 2017, TV actress Kavita Kaushik, better known as Chandramukhi Chautala for her portrayal as Chandramukhi Chautala in the comic TV series F.I.R, married in Triyuginarayan Temple despite the cold weather.

Prayag Pandits offer hassle-free wedding services at Triyuginarayan Temple. For more information contact us through our official website or click here.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Triyugi Narayan is a tiny village in the Rudraprayag District’s Ukhimath Block. It is a well-known wedding location because it is where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati married. 

TriyugiNarayan temple was created in commemoration of the marriage, which took place in front of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is said to have made all of the arrangements for this extraterrestrial wedding and functioned as Parvati’s brother, while Lord Brahma acted as a priest.

The Brahma Shila in front of the temple also serves as a marker for the wedding location. Rudra Kund, Vishnu Kund, and Brahma Kund are three sacred kunds or ponds with therapeutic characteristics that can be seen. 

The Saraswati Kund, which, according to Hindu belief, originates from Lord Vishnu’s navel, replenishes these kunds. Before entering the temple, many Hindu visitors take a holy bath in these kunds.

Triyugi Narayan is a tiny village in the Rudraprayag District’s Ukhimath Block in Uttarakhand.

No, there isn’t an option for online darshan.

The temperature is around 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Trijugi Narayan receives 25.99mm of rain in the winter and 2 wet days in winters.

The temperature is around 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Trijugi Narayan receives 189.66mm of rain in July, with an average of 9 rainy days. The humidity level is around 79 percent.

The travel to Triyuginarayan Temple can be undertaken at any time of year, but the best months to visit are September to November and April to June. This is the nicest and most pleasurable time to visit. The weather here in the winter is brutally cold. 

In the winter, the temperature drops dramatically due to snowfall on the neighbouring slopes. It is a little difficult to travel out of here during the rainy season due to strong rainfall threatening landslides.

Yes. In the temple, all electronic devices are allowed (viz. mobile, camera, laptop). 

The trip from Kedarnath Temple to Triyuginarayan is around 25 kilometres. Another popular trekking route is from Mussoorie to Tehri, Mala (road point), Belak, Budakedar-Ghuttu-Panwali Kanta, Triyuginarayan, and Kedarnath, passing through Tehri, Mala (road point), Belak, Budakedar-Ghuttu-Panwali Kanta, Triyuginarayan, and Kedarnath. This journey may be completed in 17 days.

Yes, you can get married at Triyuginarayan Temple. You can contact us and we will provide you with all the details.

It totally depends upon the number of people attending and the time of the year one is getting married. You can contact Prayag Pandits to get all the details one needs to know.

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