Sati Anusuya Temple in Chitrakoot, Worshipped as a symbol of virtue and devotion, Sati Anusuya, wife of Maharishi Atri has a temple dedicated to her in an ashram where she lived with her husband and three sons. The ashram is surrounded by lush green forest and marks the spot from where the Dandaka forest begins.
According to legend, Sage Narada Muni extolled her purity and devotion to her husband to such an extent, that Goddess Laxmi , Saraswati and Durga--the wives of the holy trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; in jealousy asked their husbands to put her virtues to test. The holy trinity in order to test Sati Anusuya, took the form of three Brahmins and reached the ashram of Maharishi Atri. When Sati Anusuya offered them food, they agreed to eat on the condition that she served them the meal without any clothes on her body. Sati Anusuya agreed to do so and using her powers, transformed the three from grownups to babies and fed them. The Goddesses were alarmed at this turn of events and apologizing to Sati Anusuya, pleaded with her to transform their husbands back to their original form. Sati Anusuya did so and the holy trinity blessed her with the boon of begetting three sons – Chadra, Dattatreya and Durvasa from Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva respectively. Her virtue, loyalty and purity preserved, Sati Anusuya became the symbol of all three and is since then worshipped as such. The natural beauty and awesome landscapes of the area attract many visitors to this place.
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|
|Timings||All days of the week 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||Around 2 to 3 hours|