Temples in Haridwar For The Ultimate Pilgrimage Trip

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Haridwar Temples

Set along the holy river Ganga flowing through the city, the temples in Haridwar around the ghats are major tourist attractions. Being the gateway to the four pilgrimages, Haridwar is one of the venu (Read More)es for the Kumbha Mela too. It is among the seven sacred cities of India. It is an arch to Lord Shiva. Har ki Pauri or footsteps of Lord Shiva is considered the most sacred place in Haridwar. Known as the spiritual destination of Rishikesh, Haridwar leaves no bound to leave the tourists mesmerised and astonished.

Here is the list of 15 Temples in Haridwar For The Ultimate Pilgrimage Trip

1. Mansa Devi Temple

Mansa Devi Temple

The Mansa Devi Temple is a famous temple in Haridwar that is dedicated to the goddess Mansa Devi, who is considered to be a form of Shakti. She is believed to have emerged from Lord Shiva's mind. It is one of the 'Panch Tirths' or the five pilgrimages in Haridwar and is also known as the Siddha Peeth. There are ropeways available to take you directly to the temple.
Timings : 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Closed for lunch at 2:00 PM),
Aarti - 5:30 AM

2. Chandi Devi Temple

Chandi Devi Temple
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The Chandi Devi Temple of Haridwar, perched on the Neel Parvat of the Shivalik Hills, is dedicated to the Chanda Devi Goddess. It is one of the five pilgrimages of Haridwar and is also known as Siddha Peetha, a place where devotees worship to fulfil their desire. Because of its location, the Chandi Devi temple is also a preferred choice for trekking tourists. Ropeway is also available.
Timings : 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

3. Bharat Mata Mandir Haridwar

Bharat Mata Mandir Haridwar
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The Bharat Mata Mandir in Haridwar is dedicated to India as a country and thereby gets its name. The multi-storey temple situated in Sapt Sarovar is not a temple that worships gods or has any religious inclination, but one that stands for the many freedom fighters and patriots of the Indian Struggle for Independence. 
Timings : 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

4. Daksha Mahadev Temple

Daksha Mahadev Temple

Located in Kankhal in Haridwar, Daksha Mahadev is one of the oldest temples and a prime place of pilgrimage for Shaivites. The chief deity of the temple is Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati. The temple is named after King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Goddess Sati. Also known as Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, it houses the Yajna Kund and the Daksha ghat on the left of the main temple where devotees take a dip in the holy Ganga River. 
Timings : 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

5. Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Bilkeshwar Mahadev temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. According to Hindu mythology, it was at this site that Goddess Parvati worshipped Lord Shiva and asked him to accept her as his wife when he appeared. Situated in the Bilva Parvat valley and a walking distance from the Haridwar Railway Station, this temple houses a Shiva linga, Nandi statue, and small temples for Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Hanuman.

6. Mahamrityunjaya Temple

Mahamrityunjaya Temple

Located in Haridwar, Mahamrityunjaya Temple is well-known for the chanting of Maha Mrityunjay Mantra or Lord Shiva Moksha Mantra. In Hinduism, this mantra is believed to be a powerful means of self-realization; with it also being a cause of vibrations in the body that facilitate healing. Surrounded by lush green surroundings, one should definitely visit this place if they wish to seek peace of mind.
Timings: 4 AM - 8 PM

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7. Maya Devi Temple

Maya Devi Temple

The Maya Devi Temple in Haridwar is dedicated to Goddess Maya, an incarnation of Sati. As per the mythology, the navel and heart of Goddess Sati fell here in the temple. The inner shrine of the temple has idols of Goddess Maya, Goddess Kali and Goddess Kamakhya. During Navratri and Kumbh fair a large number of devotees visit the temple.
Timings: 6 AM - 12 PM, 4 PM - 8 PM 

8. Vaishno Devi Temple

Vaishno Devi Temple
3.3 /5

A replica of the Vaishno Devi temple in Kashmir, this temple in Haridwar is marked by tunnels and caves that lead to the inner sanctum containing the shrine of Goddess Vaishno Devi. The divine temple houses three deities - Lakshmi, Kaali and Saraswati. This is also one of the Shakti Peetha temples. 
Timings: 8 AM - 8 PM

9. Neeleshwar Mahadev Mandir

Neeleshwar Mahadev Mandir

Neeleshwar Mahadev Temple is located at the foothills of the Neel Parvat in Haridwar. It houses a Shiva Linga, a statue of Nandi, Shiva statue, which is placed outside the temple enclosed in a glass box, and a couple of other shrines of deities such as that of Lord Ganesha.
Timings: 6 AM - 8 PM

10. Pawan Dham Temple

Pawan Dham Temple

Pawan Dham temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Hindus in Haridwar. This ancient temple was founded by Swami Vedanta Nand Ji Maharaj and offers a variety of activities that visitors can take advantage of such as attending yoga classes, shopping at souvenir shops, or enjoy trekking in the surrounding hills.
Timings: 6 AM - 8 PM

11. Doodhadhari Barfani Temple

Doodhadhari Barfani Temple

Known for its impressive white marble architecture and intricate carvings, the Doodhadhari Barfani temple is situated inside Doodhadhari Barfani Baba Ashram in Haridwar. The temple houses striking images of Lord Rama, Sita Devi, and Lord Hanuman.
Timings: 6 AM - 8 PM

12. Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple

Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple

This peaceful temple of Haridwar is located near Chandi Devi Temple and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Maha Aarti on Monday is attended by a large number of devotees. With the Himalayas in the backdrop, one should visit Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple to experience tranquillity.
Timings: 8 AM - 8 PM 

13. Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple

Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple

Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple is a temple of Goddess Kali. It is located on Haridwar- Rishikesh highway. Goddess Kali is known as the slayer of demons and the Mother of Destruction.

14. Anjana Devi Temple

Anjana Devi Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Anjana Devi (Lord Hanuman’s mother), Anjana Devi Temple is situated on the hilltop in Haridwar. With its location being so close to Chanda Devi temple, both the temples oversee visits from a lot of devotees. Visitors can also expect to spot several monkeys and local Ramphal fruit sellers during their visit to this temple.
Timings: 5:30 AM - 9 PM

15. Sati Kund Temple

Sati Kund Temple

Located in Kankhal in Haridwar, Sati Kund Temple is said to be the sacred site where Sati (the daughter of Prajapati Daksha) burnt herself in the sacrificial fire due to her father’s non-acceptance towards her husband, Lord Shiva. This temple is one of the most essential and fascinating spots in Kankhal and overseas visits by many followers.
Timings: 9 AM - 9 PM

The temples of Haridwar make it another exotic city of India to visit. It offers you everything from good living in a luxurious hotel stay to a celibate like an ashram stay. With the aroma of river Ganga, touching the mud and the sound of the river flowing, the city is sure to take you by no bounds.

This post was published by Tanushree Markandey

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