wedding destination / The temple where the Shiva-Parvati marriage took place near Sonprayag Uttarakhand is now becoming a wedding destination
Dehradun. Mahashivaratri is considered to be a celebration of the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati. There are mythological beliefs that Lord Vishnu had a Shiva-Parvati marriage in the Triyugi Narayana temple near Sonprayag in Uttarakhand. This temple is gradually becoming a wedding destination. There are 3-4 weddings on every marriage Muhurta. People from all over the country are reaching here for marriage. New trend is being seen here from this year. People from abroad are also coming here for marriage. On February 29, a foreign boy is getting married to a girl from Ghaziabad here. Local administrations and committees are now looking to convert this into a big wedding destination.
The special feature of this temple of village Triyugi Narayan in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand is that it is a temple of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi, but it has more recognition for Shiva-Parvati marriage. Due to this specialty, people come here. There is an unbroken dhuni in the temple, which is said to be the same fire which was carried by Shiva-Parvati. Even today the fire of his horses is awakened as fire. It is believed that married life here is happy. There is a feeling of lifelong love and dedication between husband and wife.
The administration has made a documentary of the temple
According to Salil Doval, a documentator for the bride and groom who visits the temple, weddings take place at every wedding moment, sometimes there are so many marriages that rituals have to be performed one after the other. . Pandav Creations has produced documentaries for the Garhwal Mandal Development Corporation, Uttarakhand Tourism Department and the Triyugi Narayan Temple for the Rudraprayag District Administration. The video given in the news is taken from this documentary.
The figure doubled in the last two years
According to Sanjay Bhatt, in-charge of Tourist Places at Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, people are coming from all over the world to get married at the Triyugi Narayan Temple. In the last one or two years the number of people coming here is increasing continuously. Earlier 40-50 marriages were held here throughout the year, but now these numbers are increasing. It is estimated that there will be more than 100 marriages in 2020. The wedding is to be held here on February 29, in which the boy is coming from abroad and the girl is from Ghaziabad.
Marriage can be done here for 1100 rupees
According to Salil Doval, marriage can also be done by giving Dakshina of Rs 1100 in the temple. With this money, the temple priests provide marriage related material, get the marriage done and other customs are followed. Those who want to make their marriage grand, they also donate Rs 11 thousand to 21 thousand rupees to the temple in the form of Dakshina. There are many guest houses and hotels here for couples and other guests to stay. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam also has a hotel here, where accommodation can be booked according to your budget. It can be said that there is a system of organizing the wedding in the budget of 11 thousand to lakhs.
Why say Triyugi Narayan Temple
It is believed about the unbroken dhuni located in this temple that it has been burning unbroken since three ages. For this reason, it is called Triyugi Temple. This is mainly the temple of Narayana i.e. Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi, but Shiva-Parvati was married here, so devotees of Shiva and Vishnu reach the temple for darshan.
This is the brief story of Shiva-Parvati’s marriage
According to Pt. Manish Sharma, Jyotishacharya of Ujjain, in the Treta Yuga, Goddess Sati gave up her life by jumping into the sacrificial fire of her father Daksha Prajapati. After this, Devi was born as Parvati. Parvati pleased Lord Shiva by performing rigorous penance and asked for the boon of marriage. Then Lord Vishnu got Parvati and Shivji married at this place. The form of this temple is similar to the temple of Kedarnath Dham.
Shiva-Parvati was married near Akhand Dhuni
Here unbroken fumigation keeps burning in a pool. The people of the village believe that Shiva-Parvati was sitting at this place. They carried around the Agni Kund. Devotees coming to the temple offer sticks to the temple here. On the way to the temple, the unbroken Dhuni’s ashes are taken home as offerings.
Here are the ancient pools
Brahma played the role of a priest in the marriage of Shiva Parvati. Before joining the marriage, Brahmaji took a bath in a pool, which is called Brahmakund. Here Lord Vishnu played the role of Parvati’s brother. There is also a pool of Vishnu’s name. Another Kund is named Rudra Kund. Other Gods and Goddesses married here had a bath.
How to reach this temple
Many means can be easily found to reach Rudraprayag from all over the country. One has to reach Sonprayag from Rudraprayag. From Agastyamuni comes Sonprayag of Guptkashi again. The Triyugi Narayan Temple is easily accessible from here