Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram

About Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram

One of the most famous pilgrim places in Chamoli is the Anusuya Devi Temple, dedicated to goddess Sati. She was the wife of Atri Muni, a great sage and one of the Sapta Rishis (Sapta means seven and rishis mean sages in Sanskrit). It is said that Devi Anusuya fully dedicated to her husband. It is located 30 kms away from Chopta. It is located in the lap of Himalayas which attracts the pilgrims. 

In the month of December, on the occasion of Duttatreya Jayanti, large fair is organized every year, which is attended by many devotees and tourists. Throughout the night they worship the Goddess Sati through Bhajans with lighted lamps in their hands.

In GopeshwarSet amidst thick forest, Anusuya devi temple is situated 12km far from Gopewshwar town (5km trek from Mandal village). A massive waterfall enroute Atrimuni Ashram trek is a sight to behold.
12.8 kms
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Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram in Gopeshwar

Anusya Devi Temple Myths and Legends

It is believed that once goddess Parvati, Lakshmiji and Saraswati sent their husbands Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh to take Devi Anusuya's strength test. When they arrived at ashram Devi Anusuya offered food to them. But they did not take the food and put a condition in front of her. That they will accept the food only at one condition when she will serve food without wearing clothes. 

After hearing this Devi Anusuya became tensed, that how could she do that. Atlast, Devi closed her eyes and thinks about her husband. Suddenly, she got an intuition that these sages are gods and they are testing her strength. After that she put a condition that she is agree to do that but for that they have to take the form of her sons. The gods agreed to it, and then she served food to them.

Later on three gods started living there as Devi Anusuya's sons. When the gods did not reach back to parlock, then goddess Parvati, Lakshmiji and Saraswati apologized to Devi Anusuya and requested her to back their husbands. After that she agreed to it and since then this place is known as Ma Sati's name.

Atri Muni Ashram

The Ashram of Atri Muni, husband of Anusuya Devi, is located at a distance of 2 Km from the temple. The ashram is in the form of a cave temple. This is said to be the only holy place in the world where devotees circumambulate around a river as a mark of reverence.

Location of Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram

Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram is located in In Gopeshwar ( Set amidst thick forest, Anusuya devi temple is situated 12km far from Gopewshwar town (5km trek from Mandal village). A massive waterfall enroute Atrimuni Ashram trek is a sight to behold.).

Location & How to Reach Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram

Anusuya Devi Temple is located at a distance of 19 Km from Gopeshwar and 29 Km from Chamoli. It is not entirely approachable by motor able road. One has to first reach Mandal (13 Km from Gopeshwar) and then trek for 6 Km to reach the temple of Anusiya Devi. Nearest railhead is Rishikesh which is 234 kms away from here. And nearest airport, Jolly Grant is at Dehradun which is 255 kms away from here.

This Ashram is near to Mata Anusuya's temple. Nearest railhead is Rishikesh which is 234 kms away from here. And nearest airport, Jolly Grant is at Dehradun which is 255 kms away from here.

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What is Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram famous for?

Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram is popular place for following activities/ interests - Ashrams, Devi Temples, Temples, Trekking.

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