10 Most Famous Haridwar Temple in Uttarakhand

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Travel Guide to Know the Best Places to Visit in Haridwar, Top Tourist Places in Haridwar, Top Attractions in Haridwar, Sightseeing in Haridwar. The ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas,’ is elegantly positioned on the Ganga’s bank at an elevation of 249.7 metres above sea level with a total area of 2360 square kilometres. This hallowed city is like a magazine, with fascinating examples from history and daily life persuading travellers from all over the world to visit. Every year, the city hosts the Magh Mela, the Kumbh Mela every three years, the Ardh Kumbh Mela every six years, and the Maha Kumbh Mela every twelve years.
 
Tales from the past have a strong influence on the modern period, and Haridwar is frequently observed imbibing a spiritual vibe. Haridwar is an important Hindu pilgrimage destination in Uttarakhand, as it is believed to be one of the four spots where droplets of Amrit fell. It is used for the purification of sins and the attainment of salvation. It is also because of this that Haridwar holds the world’s largest human gathering, the Kumbh Mela.
 
Haridwar has long been regarded as one of India’s most important religious tourism attractions; it has also served as a Yoga and Ayurveda centre for a long time. Surviving various tests of time, the city has managed to establish a viable economic market as well as some prestigious educational institutions such as Gurukul. However, Haridwar is not all about concrete; the city is also visually appealing, and it is close to the famed Rajaji National Park and Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar, making it an ideal location for a wildlife excursion.
 
The city serves as the starting point for the state’s famous Chhota Char Dham Yatra, which takes place between late April and October and includes stops in Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. As the ashes of the deceased are brought to the city for emersion in the sacred River Ganga, it truly is the Gateway to God. In other words, Haridwar can be described as a place where faith trumps everything else, and people’s lives revolve solely around the sacred Ghats, which are crammed with devotees; the holy Ganges water, which is believed to cleanse sin; the sanctified temples; and the famous Ganga Aarti, which sanctifies the ambiance as soon as the sun sets below the horizon each evening.
 

Let’s Encounter Top 10 Famous Temples that you must visit in Haridwar

  1. Mansa Dev Temple
  2. Bharat Mata Mandir
  3. Chandi Devi Temple
  4. Daksheshwara Mahadev Temple
  5. Har Ki Pauri
  6. Maya Devi Temple
  7. Shantikunj Haridwar
  8. Doodhdhari Barfani Temple
  9. Patanjali Yogpeeth
  10. Neeleshwar Temple
 

1. Mansa Devi Temple

The goddess Mansa Devi is honoured in the Mansa Devi Temple. Maa Mansa Devi is another name for the Goddess. Mansa Devi is said to have originated from the intellect of the renowned Sage Kashyapa. Mansa means wish, and the goddess is known as Mansa Devi because she grants wishes. The temple can be found in Bilva Parvat (Mountain). There is also a rope way (cable car) available here. The pilgrims have three options for getting to the temple. 1. On a regular trek (1.5km one way) 2. Step-by-step (480 steps approx) 3. Using a ropeway (cable vehicle) (5 Minutes ride).

2. Bharat Mata Mandir

 
Bharat Mata Mandir, also known as Mother India Temple, is one of Haridwar’s most well-known temples. Her devoted patriotic nationals have built a temple dedicated to Bharat Mata. Swami Satyamitranand Giri established this religious temple. Smt. Gandhi, the late Prime Minister, dedicated this shrine in 1983. Because Bharat Mata’s conception predates India’s partition, she is meant to represent “Aryavarta,” Hinduism’s motherland in Hindu Nationalism, not just the secular Republic of India, and Bharat Mata remains a symbol of Hindu nationalist thought’s “ideal of an undivided motherland.” Gandhi Kashi University, which Gandhi founded in 1936, has a Bharat Mata shrine, as does a temple in Haridwar, which was erected in 1983.

3. Chandi Devi Temple

The Chandi Devi Temple, which is located on the Neel Parvat of the Shivalik Hills, was built in 1929 by the then-king of Kashmir, and it is claimed that the goddess’s idol was installed as early as the 8th century. This is one of the most well-known pilgrimages in the world. However, to get the most out of your historical experience, it’s recommended that you trek your way to the top through the lush flora and thus the holy ambiance. nd attracts devotees throughout the year. The location is also known as Siddha Peetha, a site where devotees go to pray for their wishes to be granted. The ropeway car that leads to the temple is yet another feature that contributes to the temple’s grandeur.

4. Daksheswara Mahadev Temple

Lord Shiva is honoured in the Daksheswara Mahadev Temple (Mahadev). Daksha temple or Daksha Mandir are other names for it. Mata Sati’s father was King Daksha (First wife of Lord Shiva). This temple is located in Kankhal, a town located 4 kilometres from Haridwar Railway Station. The temple is one of Haridwar’s most well-known and historic structures. During the Maha Shivaratri celebration, millions of pilgrims flock here.

5. Har Ki Pauri

Hari ki Pauri is one of India’s most revered bathing ghats. Har Ki Pauri is located two kilometres from Haridwar Railway Station. Har denotes God, whereas Pauri denotes footprints. God’s footprints are referred to as Har Ki Pauri. Lord Vishnu is said to have visited this location in ancient times, and his footprints may still be seen on the stone wall. During the Kumbh Mela, Har Ki Pauri is also a popular spot for sacred bathing. Hindus believe that taking a holy dip (bath) in the Ganges River will wash away all of your sins. Every day, a ceremony known as Ganga Aarti is held here. The ceremony is devoted to the River Ganga, which provides life in the form of water on a continuous basis.

6. Maya Devi Temple

Maya Devi Temple is one of Haridwar’s most well-known temples. Maya Devi, the Adhisthatri devi (Ishta Devi) of Haridwar, was also known as Mayapuri in ancient times. It is also one of Haridwar’s shakti peeths. The evening temple ceremony (temple Arti) can be enjoyed in the temple. Maya Devi Temple is a well-known ancient temple in Haridwar and one of Uttarakhand’s Siddh Peeth. Maya Devi Temple’s goddess is Goddess Maya, who is thought to be an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. According to legend, Goddess Sati’s heart and navel landed here at Maya Devi Mandir.

7. Shantikunj Haridwar

There are certain spots in Haridwar that inspire awe and bring visitors closer to ancient Indian traditions; Shantikunj Ashram is one of these places. Visit Shantikunj Ashram, a unique academy for religious and social awareness, while on a spiritual tour of Haridwar. Shantikunj, India’s headquarters of the All World Gayatri Parivar, is located on the banks of the Ganga. Shanti Kunj Ashram offers housing, meals, and spiritual activities in the midst of lovely green grounds. The ashram was founded under the supervision of Himalayan Rishi Satta with the primary goal of reviving and developing historic Rishi traditions. Mrs. Shailbala Pandya, daughter of Pt. Shriram Sharma, is currently in charge of the temple.

8. Doodhadhari Barfani Temple

The Doodhadhari Barfani shrine in Haridwar is a popular tourist destination. It is significant not only for its spiritual significance, but also for its exquisite construction work. The Doodhadhari Barfani Baba Ashram is home to the temple. White marble was used to construct the temple complex. There are also temples dedicated to numerous Hindu gods and goddesses within the temple complex.

9. Patanjali Yogpeeth

Patanjali Yogpeeth- I and Patanjali Yogpeeth- II are the two components of the massive yet amazing yoga ashram. Patanjali Yogpeeth-I, founded in 2006 by H.H. Yogrishi Swami Ramdevji Maharaj & Acharya Balkrishnaji Maharaj, houses Patanjali Ayurveda Chikitsalaya, Department of Yoga Research & Development, Department of Ayurveda Research & Development, as well as other amenities such as a canteen, guest houses, laundry, parking, ATM, and more. The centre is also known for providing free services to millions of people all over the world through Ayurveda and Yoga, such as Yoga classes, Yoga science camps, Ayurvedic consultancy, low-cost housing and food, transportation, library access, and training in the field of Medicinal Plant Agriculture and Panchgavya. In 2009, Patanjali Yogpeeth-II, a fully equipped campus, opened its doors.

10. Neeleshwar Temple

The Neelaswar Temple in Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Mansa. Another important attraction in Haridwar is the Neeleshwar Temple. The Neeleshwar Temple in Haridwar is only 500 metres from the Har Ki Paudi. The Neeleshwar Temple in Haridwar is a modest but very old temple devoted to the Hindu God Shiva. The temple is perched on a ridge. The location is close to the Kushavarta Ghat.

Haridwar, or the ‘portal to gods,’ is one of India’s holiest pilgrimages, situated where the Ganga, the most sacred of all Indian rivers, joins the Indo-Gangetic plains. Every 12 years, the Kumbh Mela, a devout gathering of millions of Hindu devotees, takes place in Haridwar, one of four holy Indian cities. This is the most visited District of Uttarakhand for Pilgrims.

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