Ansuya Temple is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand about 30 km from Magpie Camp Chopta.Located in the beautiful litigants of nature , this magnificent temple attracts pilgrims. Sati Ansuya Temple is one of India’s leading Devi temple . It is a holy
place dedicated to goddess Sati , and also depicts the religious nature of India.
Located in Uttarakhand’s in accessible paths passing through the picturesque scenery in the middle of nature ,Sati Ansuya Temple is a sacred abode. Situated in the lap of Himalayas , the environment of this temple is very unique for travellers. From pilgrims to tourist everyone finds this place dear .Situated at the Himalayan Hill , is a great confluence of trust and confidence.
Sati Anasuya Temple is an ancient Hindu temple. Some historical beliefs can be seen related to the temple. Situated in Ansuya Village , this magnificent temple attracts everyone.
There is a tale related to the temple, according to which it is said that Atri Muni made this place his penance. His wife established a hut at this place and started living here .It is said that Devi Ansuya was wholly dedicated to her husband , and her wellness was spread in the three worlds.
Ansuya’s Sati Dharm awakened the sense of malice in Devi Parvati, Lakshmi ji, and Devi Saraswati and to take her test they sent their husbands Shivaji, Vishnu ji and Brahma ji to Ansuya.But the gods of the ladies tried to explain ,when Devi’s did not understand and the three gods forcibly reached the ashram of sage.The gods there went in disguise of sages and began to demand food at the entrance to the ashram.
When Devi Ansuya started offering food to them , they put a condition in front of her . That they all will only accept this offering if she’ll serve it without wearing clothes.On this Devi became tensed , that how could she do that . Atlast , Devi closed her eyes and imagined her husband on which she got an intuition that these sages are gods in disguise. On that devi said that she would do as they want , but for that they have to take the form of her sons. The three gods agreed to it , and were then served food by Mata Devi.This way all the three gods started living there as Devi’s sons. After a while when the gods dod not reach back to parlok , Devi Parvati, Lakshmi ji, and Devi Saraswati became concerned and devastated .All the three goddess apologised Devi Sati and asked her to free them from her sons form and give them back their husbands.Ma Sati agreed to it and since then this place is famous from Ma Sati’s name.
Every Year in December , Dattatreya Jayanti is organized .Fair is also organized on this occasion, and many people come to see it from far places.Anusuya mata /Atri Muni Ashram -: An ancient cave of Atri rishi where visitors get mesmerizing to see an amazing rapid fall(app. 70 mts high) and famous place among trekkers and pilgrims.
Max Elevation-More than 1800 meters.
Duration from Camp site- 2 days/1night
Total trek length– 12km.up and down.
Time to visit-Whole year.
DAY1-: Base camp (MAGPIE CAMP CHOPTA) to Ansuya mata temple/Atrimuni ashram -30 kms by vehicle and 6kms trekking.
DAY2– Ansuya mata temple/Atrimuni ashram to Base camp(MAGPIE CAMP CHOPTA).