Triyugi Narayan Temple KulluKullu, the Valley of Gods is the home of all Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Apart from development of Hinduism in the broader sense, Kullu has been an integral part of the Bhakti movement that took place in India during 17th and 18th century. Kullu Valley and its surrounding places have been greatly influenced by the beliefs of Buddhism. This has resulted in the amalgamation of various religious beliefs and this amalgamation has been reflected in the architecture of various religious shrines of this area. Triyugi Narayan Temple located in Kullu is one of those few architectural splendors that showcase influence of Buddhism in its construction.
Apart from seeking ultimate salvation during their visit to these religious shrines, devotees and tourists could enjoy wonderful surroundings consisting of green lush valley, huge mountain ranges, snow-capped mountains and stretches of meadows, and glistening streams.
About Triyugi Narayan Temple KulluTriyugi Narayan Temple in Kullu is in Dyar village, a place that is located about 12 km from Bhuntar and about 25 km from the Kullu Town. The temple is located on the road that divides and lead towards the left shore of Beas River. The temple is mounted on a ridge and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the most important deities of this valley. Kullu valley and its all the adjoining places has temples dedicated to various incarnations of Lord Vishnu and Lord Raghunathji, the main deity in Kullu Valley is also an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Triyugi Narayan Temple can be seen clearly from the Mahadev Temple located at Bajaura and also from the National Highway 21. The temple was built in 8th Century AD and has a pagoda style. The temple has idols of Bramari Devi and “Baman”(dwarf) form of Lord Vishnu.
The temple of Triyugi Narayan at Dyar is made of wood and stone and has an idol of Lord Vishnu that is 4 ft long. There are other idols placed within the temple which are of Lord Buddha and are made of metals. During special festival days, hundreds of devotees from the nearby areas as well as from far off place come here to offer their prayers and seek blessings of Lord Vishnu at this temple.
Origin of the Word Triyugi NarayanTriyugi Narayan is the word that is actually formed with three different words. The meaning of word “Tri” is three and the meaning of “Yugi” means an era or time-period. Vishnu is also known as Narayana. As per the philosophy of Hinduism, Yuga or Yugi means an era which is part of four ages namely Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali. The current era of the world is the Kali Yuga.
How to Reach Triyugi Narayan Temple KulluKullu Town can be reached from its nearest airport Bhuntar that is at a distance of 10 km from the town. Paid taxis can be availed from the airport and the cost ranges somewhere around Rs. 250.
The nearest railway station of Kullu is Jogindernagar located at distance of about 110-120 km from the town. The railway station has well connectivity to the important cities through Chandigarh.
Buses connect Kullu to its nearby towns and cities. HPRTC buses are plenty in numbers connecting Kullu to its adjoining cities and states. Private bus services are also available between Kullu and other places like Delhi, Shimla, Manali, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala etc.
Though travelers could come here from October-March but the best time to enjoy the sightseeing and the scenic beauty of this place is the summer months.