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Anusuya Devi Temple

Anusuya Devi Temple

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Built in - Ancient
Diety - Goddess Anusuya
Location - 12 kms from Gopeshwar
Timings - 05:00 A.M. to 09:00 P.M.

Anusuya Devi Temple, Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful place in India and it is like a melodies place for all the devotees and for the people who truly believe in Hindu religion. It has the most famous temples all over India. Apart from that it has amazing environment and it is famous for its Char Dham Yatra as well. It is believed that people can go and worship there for all there sins and can get moksha. It is a glorifying and peaceful place with amazing travel destinations especially for trekking and various other activities.

Uttarakhand is also known as ‘DEVBHOOMI’ which means ‘LAND OF LORDS’. It has essence of all the history and myths of all the amazing saints and gurus. It is place where god resides in some amazing forms. There are numerous centuries old shrines and temples in Uttarakhand revered by the devotees.

There are temples which grant us the ‘ divine knowledge’ that we adore and represent many lord and their forms.

About Anusuya Devi Temple

About Anusuya Devi Temple is one of the famous holy temple of Uttarakhand which is located in Gopeshwar of Chamoli district. This temple is situated at an altitude of about 2000 meters from the sea level. Just imagine what a view that temple must have. It is among the most famous places in Chamoli district. It is dedicated to goddess Anusuya Mata. Devi Anusuya was the wife of a great sage Atri Muni. There is a grand statue of sati Anusuya that is established inside of the temple. There is also the statues of lord shiva, Mata Parvati and Ganesh ji in the premises of the temple. This temple is located 30 km away from Chopta. It is also located on the lap of Himalayas.

What is Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram Famous For?

Anusuya Devi Temple And Atri Muni Ashram is famous for its rich history and mythology, its pilgrimage, the temple, the statues, infrastructure and lots of amazing sceneries across the temple is loved by people.

Mythology of Temple

Anusuya Devi Temple Mythology

There was a belief that once goddess Parvati, Lakshmiji and Saraswati send their husbands Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh to take a strength test of Devi Anusuya. They then visited her at the ashram where Devi Anusuya offered them food. But they did not take the food served by her and put a condition on her that they will only accept that food if she will serve that food without wearing any clothes.

When Devi Anusuya heard that she got tensed and started to think how will she do that. Atlast, she closed her eyes and started thinking about her husband. Then suddenly she got an intuition that these sages were the gods and they were here to test her strength. Then goddess Anusuya transforms the three gods into infants and then she provide them with food without wearingany clothes. In this way the three gods became sons of Devi Anusuya.

Later on all the three gods started to live there as Devi Anusuya’s sons. When the three gods did not reach to the Parlok, the three goddess Parvati, Saraswathi and Lakshmiji apologized for their behaviour and requested Devi Anusuya to give their husbands back. Then after that she agreed and gave there husbands back and from then this place is known as Maa Sati Anusuya.

Atri Muni Ashram

The Atri Muni Ashram was located at a distance of 2 km from the temple. Atri Muni was husband of the goddess Anusuya. The ashram is carved in the form of a cave. This place is believed as the only holy place in the world where devotees circumambulate around a river as a mark of reverence.

Best Time To Visit Anusuya Devi Temple

You can visit this wonderful place throughout the year. But the best time to visit this place is between the months of October to April. In these months you can travel easily and you can enjoy the best. At the time of winters the weather here is very cold, also due to snowfall the temperature drops drastically and also in rainy season there are heavy rain and it is a bit difficult to travel because of landslides.

Location of Anusuya Devi Temple

Anusuya Devi Temple and Atri Muni Ashram is located in a beautiful place in Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand. Anusuya Devi temple is located 12 km far from Gopeshwar town which is 5 km away from a village named mandal.

Entry Type : There is a free entry in the temple.
Exploration Time : The estimated exploration time is 1 hr.

How To Reach Anusuya Devi Temple

Nearest Airport – The nearset airport of gopeshwar is jolly grant airport Dehradun, which is about 228 km away from Gopeshwar.
Nearest Railway – The nearest railway station of Gopeshwar is Rishikesh, which is about 210km from Gopeshwar.
Nearest Roadways – There is a 5km trek from mandal village to reach Anusuya Devi temple and mandal village is 15km away from the road from Gopeshwar.

The ashram is near to Mata Anusuya’s temple. To reach this ashram the nearest railway station is Rishikesh which is 234 kms away from here. And nearest airport is jolly grantwhich is situated at Dehradun which is around 255 kms from here.

Visit Anusuya Devi Temple & Atri Muni Ashram During Char Dham Yatra

Uttarakhand is famous for its char dham yatra. It is know as the chota Char Dham. It is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. It is located in Garwal region of uttarakhand, this circuit consists of four sites- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. This temple is a popular attraction for the pilgrims who are travelling to Kedarnath as it is located in kedarnath and this place holds a rich history and mythology that attract a lot of travellers and devotees at this place.

You can always visit this beautiful Anusuya Devi temple and Atri Muni ashram when you are visiting uttarakhand during your Char Dham Yatra. It has some amazing views as it is situated along the forest area with amazing environment and it remains beautiful throughout the year.

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