Triyugi Narayan - Lord Shiva’s Wedding Place

Triyuginarayan is a well known Hindu pilgrimage located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. This picturesque village is perched at an elevation of 1,980 and offers panoramic views of snow covered mountains of the beauteous Garhwal region. 

The centre of attraction of this place is the TriyugiNarayan also known as the Trijugi Narayan temple dedicated to the preserver, Lord Vishnu. The architecture of this temple resembles to that of Badrinath shrine.

Why Visit Triyuginarayan Temple?

Triyugi Narayan is the village where the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati took place. The marriage took place in front of Lord Vishnu therefore, TriyugiNarayan temple was built in its honour. It is believed that Lord Vishnu did all the arrangements for this celestial wedding and acted as Parvati's brother while Lord Brahma played the role of a priest. 

The Brahma Shila in front of the temple also marks the exact place of the wedding. One can see the three sacred kunds or ponds namely Rudra kund, Vishnu kund and Brahma kund that have medicinal properties. These kunds are replenished by the Saraswati kund, which according to Hindu legend originated from the navel of Lord Vishnu. Many Hindu pilgrims take a holy dip in these kunds before entering inside the temple. 

Mythology of Triyugi Narayan Temple

TriyugiNarayan Temple is the same place where celestial wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati formalized by Lord Vishnu. Holy fire in front of the temple where both take seven rounds (Saat Phere) as per Hindu tradition is still endlessly continues. Due to this perpetual fire in front of the temple, Triyugi Narayan Temple is also famous as Akhand Dhuni Temple and wood is taken as offerings at the eternal fire and in return pilgrims carry holy ash.

Lord Vishnu set all the arrangements of this celestial wedding and acted as Parvati's brother where Lord Brahma was the priest in this divine marriage. Brahma Shila in front of the temple also marks the exact place of wedding. Inside the Triyugi Narayan temple, silver idols of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi is situated with Goddess Saraswati.

About TriyugiNarayan Temple

Triyugi Narayan is a popular Vaishnavite shrine that has existed for ‘three ages’ or ‘Triyug’ thereby, giving it the name of Triyugi Narayan. One can see the silver idols of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Saraswati enshrined inside the temple. A perpetual fire burns in front of the temple since the time of Lord Shiva’s marriage thereby, nicknaming it as Akhand Dhuni temple. Many devotees carry wood to offer in the holy fire and take back the ash as it promotes marital bliss. 

Triyugi Narayan Temple is famous for?

Triyugi Narayan Temple is famous among tourist as Lord Vishnu Temple, Trekking.

Triyugi Narayan Temple is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Temples, Trekking.