Uttarakhand is often termed as 'dev bhoomi' i.e. abode of gods. There many religious temples in this beautiful state along with the Char Dham temples i.e. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. One such temple is the Triyuginarayan temple which is located in the Rudraprayag district and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Situated at an elevation of 1980 meters, this place offers a scenic view of the snow-covered Himalayan mountains of the Garhwal region.
History and Importance
This temple is famous for its historical facts. This is the site where Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. And you can even find an eternal flame burning in the temple that is burning since that period. Inside the temple, there is a silver idol of Lord Vishnu. Other than this, there are idols of Lod Badrinarayan, Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Sita, Lord Ramachandra, and Lord Kubera. There are four sacred ponds in the temple premises. The first one is the Rudra Kund for bathing, the second one is Vishnu Kund for cleansing, then Saraswati Kund for offering libations, and lastly Brahma Kund for sipping water.
It is believed that couples who get married here at the temple get the divine bond of seven births. That is why many couples across the nation visit here to get married in the Triyuginarayan temple.
How to reach
This temple is well-connected by a motorable road. People can reach here from Sonprayag (located at a distance of 12 km) through sharing cabs or private cabs. Sonprayag can be reached by daily buses that run from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, and Guptakashi. If you do not want any stoppage/halts in the journey, you can take the bus from Haridwar and will drop you at Sonprayag. From Sonprayag, you will have to take sharing cab for Triyoginarayan. However, in the off-season i.e. when Char Dham yatra is not running, you may find difficulty in getting buses because the frequency of buses decreases due to fewer passengers. In that case, you may have to do break journeys like Haridwar-Rishikesh-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Guptakashi-Sonprayag-Triyoginarayan.
Nearest railway station is Rishikesh (217 km) and Haridwar (237 km) from this temple. From these bus stands, you can get direct buses for Sonprayag. Also, railway line construction is going on to connect Rishikesh with other places like Srinagar, Rudraprayag, and Karnaprayag. Hence, after the completion of this Char Dham project, reaching the Triyoginarayan temple would be quite feasible.
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun which is about 254 km from the temple. From Dehradun, you can either book a cab to Triyoginarayan temple. Another way is to come up to Haridwar by any transport and then board a bus for Sonprayag.
Where to stay
There are quite a few accommodation places in Triyoginarayan village. A few years back, GMVN i.e. Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. had established a bungalow and house-type rooms in this area. Here, the cost of the economy room is around INR 900 while Deluxe Hut's cost is INR 2464. You can book them online through their official site https://gmvnonline.com/accommodations as well as offline by visiting here. Also, a hot water facility is available here which you may not get in other nearby staying facilities. In addition, they also have a restaurant facility where they provide vegetarian food to their guests.