Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar
Bharat Mata Temple, founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri, is a one-of-a-kind temple dedicated to Mother India and her spiritual and cultural glory. Smt. Indira Gandhi, India’s former Prime Minister, formally inaugurated the temple on May 15, 1983. The temple, which is located on the banks of the Ganga, welcomes people of all religions and communities.
The temple’s emblem, a woman dressed in a saffron sari and holding the flag in one of her hands, is easily visible. The temple’s main features include homoeopathic and allopathic dispensaries, diagnostic camps, physiotherapy centres, gaushala (an ultra-modern cow shed), Ved Vidyalaya (a school for learning Vedas), and an old age home (Bharat Sadie).
There is also an Atithi Sewa (Samanvaya Kutir), a lovely complex that includes Satsang Bhavan, a well-stocked library, and residential accommodation. Bharat Mata Temple stands 180 feet tall and has seven floors, each dedicated to a different God or mythological hero. The first floor of the building features a statue of Bharat Mata and a large map of India.
Indira Gandhi dedicated the building’s first floor. Shoor Mandir is a temple dedicated to India’s legendary heroes on the second floor. Matri Mandir honours the achievements of illustrious women such as Radha, Mira, Savitri, Draupadi, Ahilya, Anusuya, Maitri, and Gargi on the third floor and Great saints from India’s various religions, including Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, are featured in the fourth floor. The floor includes an assembly hall decorated with paintings depicting the history and beauty of various provinces.
The floor includes an assembly hall decorated with paintings depicting the history and beauty of various provinces.