Tripura Sundari Temple, Naggar

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Address of this place -

Naggar Castle Road, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh

Travel Destination -

Naggar

Country -

India

ISD/STD Code -

91-01902

Area Pincode -

175130

 

Local Time -

1:55 PM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- -0.11, Minimum - -1.64, Maximun - -0.11
heavy snow with humidity 97% and Wind speed of 0.61 mph.

How to Reach -

By road Kullu is 26 km and Manali is 21 km. The airport is at Bhunter (Kullu) 36 km.

About this place -

 

Tripura Sundari Temple, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Tripura Sundari temple is an age-old shrine situated in Naggar, located in close vicinity to the Naggar bus stop. The temple is a three-storey structure, probably one of the best examples of pagoda style of architecture in Himachal.The temple stands as a massive wooden structure, exhibiting the local architecture and art of carving. The architectural design and style of Tripura Sundari temple is inspired by the Hadimba Devi temple in Manali, one of the best examples of pagoda style in India.Tripura Sundari Temple was constructed by Raja Yashodhapal.An ancient belief associated with the temple suggests that it was built by the Goddess herself, after she turned into a spider and this  is why it has the shape of a web.
There are the stone idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati inside the temple.A small idol (about 30 cm long) of Tripura Rakshasa (demon) is also there in the temple. A fair is organized in the honor of Tripura Devi here in May each year.Local residents in Kullu Valley revere the Supreme Hindu Goddess as well as her temple in Naggar a great deal.People in the region have faith that it’s Goddess who protects and will always protect them from harms, inner or outer.Tripura Devi visits the local territories when out on her periodical sojourn and reaches Kullu.
The worshippers carry her idol in a well decorated palanquin along with their conventional musical instruments. The idol (mohra) of the Goddess is carried forth, accompanied by other mohras made of gold.On the way, the palanquin of the goddess is greeted by people who receive rice as a token of her blessings and protection.The temple is a walk away from the Naggar Castle and the best time to visit is April to july. The Naggar Castle, kali temple,krishana temple, Nicholas Roerich art gallary are some spots near the temple.

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Situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1851m, Naggar - an ancient town commands extensive views, especially to the North West of the valley. Naggar was the former capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as a headquarters of the State until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu) by Jagat Singh in 1460 A.D. Today this ancient and beautiful Palace is a popular tourist spot.
 
ACCESS : By road Kullu is 26 km and Manali is 21 km. The airport is at Bhunter (Kullu) 36 km.
 
CLIMATE : In winter heavy woolens are recommended and in summers the temperature is pleasant and cottons are suggested.
 
PLACES OF INTEREST
 
JAGATIPATT TEMPLE : In the upper courtyard of the castle there is a small temple - a small square structure which contains "Jagtipatt" a slab of stone measuring 5'x8'x6" which is said to have been brought from a place near Vashisht by honey bee. This is also place for meeting of local deities of Kullu.
TRIPURA SUNDRI TEMPLE : This pagoda shaped wooden temple is situated in the upper part of the village. This is also a rare examples of architecture.
NICHOLAS ROERICH ART GALLERY : Prof. Late Nicholas Roerich, a reputed artist had chosen Naggar as his residence when he came to India in 1929. The house has now been converted in an art gallery which houses numbers of rare paintings and other specimen of art. The gallery is open for visitors.
GAURI SHANKAR TEMPLE : At the foot of small bazaar below the Castle is the Gauri Shankar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a charming example of architecture and carving of its particular period. Now a protected monument with heritage status.
FISHING AND ADVENTURE : The Kullu Valley has numerous places for trout fishing. These includes Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar, along the river Tirthan near Larji, in the Sainj valley.
Treks : The valley is a nucleus to several trek routes. Some major ones are over the Chanderkhani Pass to Malana village, over the Jalori Pass to Shimla, and over the Pin Parvati Pass to Sarahan. The river Beas offers excellent opportunities for white water rafting.
SHOPPING : Shawls, Local Tweeds, Rugs, Foot Wear (Pullan), Baskets, Natural oil (almond and olive), special Kullu Caps.