Tripura Sundari Temple - Naggar
#29 of 34 Places to Visit in Manali
Distance (From Manali Bus Station): 21 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Naggar Village
Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: Following places are located in Naggar and can be visited as one day tour from Manali / Kullu:
- Naggar Castle
- Gauri Shankar Temple
- Arjun Gufa
- Tripura Sundari Temple
- Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery And Museum
- Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum
At a distance of 21 km from Manali Bus Stand, 1 km from Naggar Bus stand and 23 km from Kullu Bus Stand, The Tripura Sundari Temple is located in Naggar.
The Tripura Sundari Temple is one of such temples that are of great historic importance in Himachal. The temple stands as a massive wooden structure, exhibiting the local architecture and art of carving. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Tripura Sundari. The idol of goddess is enshrined in the temple with 21 masks.
This temple is a Pagoda style temple made of deodar wood. The temple has a great resemblance with the Hidimba Devi temple of Manali. The top of this three-tiered temple is circular with a pinnacle crowned by a Chhatra. The two lower storeys are characteristically divided by squat wooden pillars.
The temple was constructed by Raja Yashodhapal. There is a belief that the temple is in a form of a web, which was made by the Goddess after turning herself into a spider. There are the stone idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati inside the temple. A 30 cm idol of Tripura Rakshasa (demon) is also there in the temple.
Sharhi Jatra, a popular fair is held here every year in honor of the goddess in the month of May.