Anusuya Devi temple

Anusuya Devi temple, Chamoli: Address, Anusuya Devi temple Review: 5/5

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Gaurang Damani
Mumbai, India274 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Between Kedarnath and Badrinath, lies a road which passes through Kund, Ukhimath, Chopta, Mandal to Gopeshwar and Chamoli.

From the road-head at Mandal, one has to trek 5 km uphill to the temple of Anusuya Devi. There are plenty of places to stay here in this temple town. The temple has a unique legendary story, which is relevant even in today's time.

The three Hindu Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parvati were very vain about their prowess. Devrishi Narad informs them that there is a lady called Anusuya who is more superior. She was the wife of Brahmarishi Atri. The 3 jealous Goddesses coax their respective husbands to go and test her. Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva hesitatingly approach her. They decide to ask her a tough question which would be impossible for her to fulfill and then they would be able to quickly return. They pose as Brahmins and ask her for food. But the condition was that she has to serve them in a naked form. Anusuya is shocked but realizes that the Brahmins must be fed. She thinks of her husband Atri for help, who is meditating in a nearby cave. She then sprinkles water on the 3 Brahmins, who turn into newborn infants! The 3 Lords are surely humbled. They bless Anusuya with 3 kids viz. Dattatreya, Soma and Durvasa, who are their incarnations. They also bless her that couples who have difficulty in becoming parents can approach her. She grants such couples parenthood even today!
Written 7 October 2017
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