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Har Ki Pauri
This sacred Ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya (1st century
BC) in memory of his brother Bhrithari. It is believed that
Bhrithari came to Haridwar and meditated on the banks of the
holy Ganges. When he died, his brother constructed a Ghat in
his name, which later came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri. The
most sacred ghat within Har-ki-Pauri is Brahmakund. The evening
prayer(Aarti) at dusk offered to Goddess Ganga at Har-Ki-Pauri
(steps of God Hara or Shiva) is an enchanting experience for
any visitor. A spectacle of sound and colour is seen when, after
the ceremony, pilgrims float diyas (floral floats with lamps)
and incense on the river, commemorating their deceased ancestors.
Thousands of people from all round the world do make a point
to attend this prayer on their visit to Haridwar. A majority
of present ghats were largely developed in the 1800s.
Chandi Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar The temple is dedicated to Goddess
Chandi, who sits atop the 'Neel Parvat' on the eastern bank
of the river Ganges. It was constructed in 1929 A.D. by the
king of Kashmir, Suchat Singh. Skanda Purana mentions a legend,
in which Chanda-Munda, the Army Chief of a local Demon Kings
Shumbh and Nishumbha were killed by goddess Chandi here, after
which the place got the name Chandi Devi. It is believed that
the main statue was established by the Adi Shankracharya in
8th century A.D. The temple is a 3 km trek from Chandighat
and can also be reached through a ropeway takes up just 5-10
Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar Situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat,
the temple of Goddess Mansa Devi, literally meaning the Goddess
who fulfills desires (Mansa), is a popular tourist destination,
especially because of the cable cars, which offer a picturesque
view of the entire city. The main temple houses two idols of
the Goddess, one with three mouths and five arms, while the
other one has eight arms.
Visitors to Mansa
Devi Temple have
a number of options for getting to the temple. There are regular
Taxis, Auto Rikshaws and Cabs available from Haridwar to Mansa
Devi. To reach the hilltop, you can use the ropeway-cable
car. Otherwise, if you are looking for a light dose of adventure,
you can choose to trek up to the temple.
Maya Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple, Haridwar Dating to the 11th century, this
ancient temple of Maya Devi, the Adhisthatri deity of Hardwar,
is considered one of the Siddhapethas and is said to be the
place where the heart and navel of Goddess Sati had fallen.
It is one of few ancient temples still standing in Haridwar,
along with Narayani Shila temple and Bhairav Temple.
Daksheswara Mahadev Temple The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev
also known as Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, is situated in the
south Kankhal town. According to Hindu texts, King Daksha Prajapati,
father of Dakshayani, Lord Shiva's first wife, performed a yagna,
to which he deliberately did not invite Lord Shiva. When he
arrived uninvited, he was further insulted by the king, seeing
which Sati felt infuriated and self-immolated herself in the
yagna kund. King Daksha was later killed by the demon Virabhadra,
born out of Shiva's anger. Later the king was brought to life
and given a goat's head by Shiva. Daksha Mahadev temple is a
tribute to this legend.
Sati Kund, another well-known mythological heritage worth a
visit is situated in the Kankhal. Legend has it that Sati immolated
herself in this kund.
Built by Ibrahim Lodhi, a ruler of Delhi, this 'Dargah' of Hazrat
Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari, a 13th century, Sufi Saint of Chishti
Order (also known as Sarkar Sabir Pak), in Kaliyar village,
7 km. from Roorkee, is a living example of religious harmony
in India, visited by devotees from all over the world, during
the annual 'Urs' festival, which is celebrated from 1 st day
of sighting the moon to 16th day of Rabeeull month Islamic calendar.
Dhara Pakshi Vihar
This Bird Sanctuary is situated on the main Ganges river, or
Neel Dhara, at the Bhimgoda barrage, it is a paradise for bird
watchers and home to many migratory birds during the winter
This tank is situated at a distance of about 1 km from Har ki
Pauri. It is said that while Pandavas were going to Himalayas
through Haridwar, prince Bhima drew water from the rocks here
by thrusting his knee (goda), to the very ground.
This mandir is under construction near Saptarishi marge, at
Bhupatwala. Mandir is being constructed by Swami Ramanandacharya
Smarak Seva Nyays headed by Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami
Ramnareshacharya of Sri math, Panchganga Ghat, Varanasi. This
Ram temple would be biggest in India.
Doodhadhari Barfani Temple
Part of the ashram of Doodhadhari Barfani Baba, this temple
complex in white marble is one of most beautiful temples in
Haridwar, especially the temples of Rama-Sita and Hanuman.
Sureshvari Devi Temple
Temple of Goddess Sureshwari, situated in midst of beautiful
Rajaji National Park. Serene and religious makes this temple
abode of worshipers, saints etc. Located at outskirts of Haridwar
in Ranipur and permission from forest rangers is necessary.
A modern temple, made entirely of glass pieces, and now a popular
tourist destination.The Temple complex was constructed by the
effort of His Holiness Swami Vedantanand Ji Maharaj and the
Institiute is growing under the Leadership of His Holiness Swami
SahajPrakash Ji Maharaj. People of Moga ( Punjab) has put their
efforts and Money to bring up this place.
Bharat Mata Mandir
A multi-storey temple, dedicated to Bharat Mata, Mother India,
with each floor depicting an era in the Indian History, from
the days of Ramayan till India's independence. The temple was
built under the auspicious blessings of the honorable former
Shankaracharya His Holiness Maha-Mandleshwar Swami Satyamitranand
Giriji Maharaj. Swami Satyamitranand Foundation was registered
in 1998. Since the inception of the Foundation, several other
branches have been opened, namely in Renukut, Jabalpur, Jodhpur,
Indore and Ahmedabad. The Bharat Mata Mandir was inaugurated
on 15 May 1983 by Rt.Hon.Smt. Indira Gandhi and stands along
the River Ganges in Haridwar. It is situated adjacent to the
'Smanvaya Ashram', and stands eight stories tall to the height
of 180 feet (55 m). Each floor is devoted to a particular theme.
On the first floor is the statue of Bharat Mata. The second
floor ‘Shoor Mandir’ is dedicated to the well renowned heroes
of India. The third floor ‘Matru Mandir’ is dedicated to the
achievements of India’s revered women; such as Meera Bai, Savitri,
Maitri etc. The great saints from various religions, including
Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism are featured on the fourth floor
‘Sant Mandir’. The Assembly Hall with walls depicting symbolic
coexistence of all religions practiced in India and paintings
portraying history and beauty in various provinces of India,
is situated on the fifth floor. The various forms of the Goddess
of Shakti can be seen on the sixth floor, whilst the seventh
floor is devoted to all incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The eighth
floor holds the shrine of Lord Shiva from which devotees can
gain a panoramic view of Himalayas, Haridwar, and the splendour
of the entire campus of Sapta Sarovar.
Famous for its diorama exhibition, and a massive white statue
depicting the famous Samudra manthan episode, a must-see for
Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar
A picturesque place near Haridwar, where seven great sages or
Saptarishis, namely Kashyapa, Vashisht, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jamadagni,
Bharadwaja and Gautam, said to have meditated. The Ganges split
herself into seven currents at this place so that the Rishis
would not be disturbed by the flow.
Situated in Harihar Ashram, Kankhal. Parad Shivling (Mercury
Shivling) weighing about 150 kg and Rudraksha tree are the main
Situated in shravan nath nagar of the town near railway station,
this is the main ashram of Ramanand Sampraday in Haridwar. Mahant
Bhagwan Das is the chief of this ashram.
Anandamayi Maa Ashram
Situated in Kankhal, one of five sub-cities of Haridwar, the
ashram houses the samadhi shrine of Sri Anandamoyi Ma (1896–1982),
a noted saint of India.
Shantikunj is the headquarter of famous spiritual and social
organisation All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) established by
Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya. Its located at a distance of 6 Kilometers
from Haridwar railway station towards Rishikesh/Dehradun on
NH58. At the bank of the holy Ganges and between the Shivalik
ranges of the Himalayas, its also a place of attraction for
tourists as well as seekers of spiritual guidance.