() is a Hindu
temple located in the Triyuginarayan village in Rudraprayag district
. The ancient temple is dedicated to god Vishnu
. Its fame is credited to the legend of god Shiva
’s marriage to goddess Parvati
witnessed by Vishnu at this venue and is thus a popular pilgrimage centre. Thus, the temple is also known as Akhand Dhuni temple
The temple courtyard is also the source of a water stream, which fills four sacred bathing ponds (kunds) nearby.
The word "Triyugi Narayan" is formed of three words "tri" means three, "yugi" denotes the period of time - Yuga
" is another name of Vishnu. Pilgrims have been offering wood to the fire in the havana
-kund (fire place) since the three Yugas - hence the place is given the name “Triyugi Narayan”. Yuga in Hindu philosophy is the name of an epoch or era within a cycle of four ages. The four Yugas are Satya Yuga
(1,728,000 human years), Treta Yuga
(1,296,000 years), the Dvapara Yuga
(864,000 years) and finally Kali Yuga
(432,000 years), which is the present Yuga.
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