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Looking for a way to worship the subcontinent of India? Bharat Mata Mandir is the place for you. Bharat Mata Mandir is dedicated to India as a country and thereby gets its name from its purpose. Its name translates into "The Temple of Mother India". It is a multi-storey temple that is situated in Sapt Sarovar in the city of Haridwar. This 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. The majestic temple also celebrates the unique trait India and its immense culture. The oneness of the country and its diversity are also a few aspects that the Bharat Mata Mandir brings to our attention.
The temple had a grand inauguration in 1983. The late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was the esteemed person who inaugurated the Bharat Mata Temple. The temple stands at the height of 180 feet and has a total of 8 floors. Each of these levels has a specific theme. Bharat Mata Temple has a massive map of the Mother India on the ground, denoting the statue of the mother of India depicted as a four-armed Hindu goddess wearing saffron-coloured robes, holding a book, sheaves of rice, a mala, and a white cloth. The statue has a design that indicates the Goddess of India for all the religious deities, freedom fighters and leaders. The temple is dedicated to all those who took part in the formation of India as it was built before the partition of India. Elevators are installed in the temple to aid the pilgrims.
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