Updated: May 17
Tripura Sundari temple was built by Raja Yasodhapal in three-storey pagoda and Shikhara (mountain peak) architecture style in wooden and stone that could withstand cold climate and earthquake.
The temple is located in the beautiful village, Naggar which is the pulse of the entire Kullu valley. Naggar is the place where I stayed.
Naggar was once the capital of the kingdom of Kullu with cultural heritage, this beautiful village is situated on the banks of River Beas named after Rishi Vyasa, who is believed to be the author of the Mahabharata who’s great grandfather is Rishi Vashistha.
Kullu valley is believed to be the land once inhabited by the Pandavas.
Situated at high altitude overlooking the Kullu valley, Naggar is surrounded by forests, waterfalls and snow-clad mountains.
An ancient belief 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 stone idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati inside the temple.
Wind chimes are made of wood. Marvellous architectural style in ancient days.
Goddess Tripura (also known as Goddess Parvati) is the deity who protects, an embodiment of the attainments of the three world and is the presiding ruler of the Shri-Chakra. This is why the design of the temple is in the Shikhara style (mountain peak).
Visit this place at least once to soak in the natural beauty, take in the essence of this temple and it's energetic placement for healing.