A divine wedding place for the couples -Triyuginarayan Temple
Close to Kedarnath Dham is the famous holy shrine of Triyuginarayan in the town of the same name. Famous as a popular wedding place for the couples, where Shiva got married. This shrine has a spiritual background story behind it. Let’s unfold the story of the revered Triyuginarayan temple.
Uttarakhand is the home of hundreds of holy abodes. Each having a mythical relevance closely related to the Hindu religion. As Uttarakhand is called the Divine Land on Earth, there are uncountable shrines that invite millions of worshippers daily. The sanctified shrine of Trigyuginarayan in the Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand is one such of all.
Distance from Gauri Kund
Stationed at 14 km away from Gaurikund near Kedarnath, the famous Triyuginarayan temple is a renowned shrine of Lord Vishnu. Triyuginarayan, also Trijuginarayan is the place where this divine temple lies and indeed is the holy spot where the Shiva and Parvati became a married couple.
Biography of the Temple
Many Hindu devotees who are on their visit to Kedarnath come to pay their respect to the divine lord in this temple. The temple Triyuginarayan is all surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan peaks and serene ecosystem all around. Situated on the downside of the hill, Triyuginarayan temple seems to be similar to that of Kedarnath Dham in terms of designing, structure and architecture.
People have a lot of faith in this temple as this is associated with the sacred wedding of the Kailash couple, the parents of Ganesha and Kartikeya. This is the reason why this temple is considered a sacred shrine to conduct weddings.
The Story Behind the Ever-Burning Fire
People believe that the place where the cosmic wedding of the three-eyed Shiva and Gauri was held is the Triyuginarayan. The wedding was witnessed by the Lord Vishnu and all the sages. The sacred fire around which the couple took the marriage oath is said to have been the witness of their marriage. The fire burning inside the temple is the same sacred fire that is still burning in the same flame for three epochs since the marriage of the divine couple. This burning fire can be spotted in the temple even today.
About Triyuginarayan Village
Triyuginarayan is a small beautiful village in the Rudraprayag that is settled 1,980 metres above the sea level. A measurable distance of the village from the holy abode of Kedarnath is approx 25 kilometres. The blissful-peaceful village is nestled in the cold shelter of Himalayas. The place is totally pollution-free, unlike hardcore city life.
What’s inside the shrine?
Triyuginarayan temple has another name Akhand Dhuni Temple known for the ever-burning mystical fire pit which still has the flame. The temple inside houses a 2 feet tall idol of Lord Vishnu with Goddess of Money, Laxmi and Goddess of Knowledge, Saraswati. The temple complex has four kunds or tanks constructed for different purposes known as Brahma Kund, Vishnu Kund, Rudra Kund and Saraswati Kund.
Travelling to Triyuginarayan
The place is well reachable through roadways. Taking cab, taxi or buses is the easiest means of transport available on this route. If you love to enjoy a trekking experience, you can go for it as well. Enjoying the views of the beautiful snowy mountains and valleys, you can get to location in no time.
Time best for visiting
Keeping in mind the climate and the weather of this place, the preferred time considered best for visiting this wondrous temple is between the months of May and November. People visiting the temple are mostly the peregrinators of the Kedarnath pilgrimage.