Bharat Mata Mandir Haridwar

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Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Timings : 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Bharat Mata Mandir, Haridwar Overview

The Bharat Mata Mandir in Haridwar is dedicated to India as a country and thereby gets its name from its purpose. Its name translates into "The Moth India Temple". 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. The majestic temple Bharat Mata Mandir also celebrates the unique trait of 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 late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi inaugurated the Bharat Mata Temple in 1983. The temple stands at a height of 180 feet and has a total of 8 floors with a specific theme. The 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 Bharat Mata Mandir in Haridwar 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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Bharat Mata Mandir Structure

  • The temple, as we know, is divided into eight storeys. The first storey of the temple has a statue of Mother India adjacent to a 3D map of the Indian Subcontinent. The statue is dressed in a pink sari, and the floor is tiled with marble.
  • The second storey is the 'Shoor Temple'. This storey is dedicated to all those important personalities who have fought for the freedom of our country and given their lives for that cause. The storey has a lot of statues of these patriots, which include the likes of Jhansi Ki Rani, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, etc.
  • The third storey is called the 'Matra Mandir' and is dedicated to all the motherly figures of Indian History. Meera Bai, Savitri and Maitri are a few of the women that are present at this temple.
  • The fourth storey celebrates the saints of India, thereby acquiring the name 'Sant Mandir'. A few of the enlightened men that you can find here are Kabir Das, Gautam Buddha, Tulsi Das and Sri Sai Baba.
  • The fifth storey has a pictorial representation of all popular Indian religions and their pivotal moments in mythology. There is a painting of Mother Yashodha scolding Lord Krishna for stealing butter.
  • The sixth storey is known as the 'Shakti Temple' and worships the many goddesses of Hindu mythology like Goddess Sarasvati, Goddess Durga, Goddess Parvathi, etc.
  • The seventh storey is an ode to Lord Vishnu and his ten avatars.
  • The last storey is a temple for Lord Shiva. The statue in this storey is sitting in a meditating position and has replications of the Himalayan Mountains in the background.

Best Time to Visit

Afternoon time generally has lesser crowds, and a very beautiful view of the whole city and the Himalayas can be seen from the top as well.

Tips

Tickets can be bought to use the lift to go up the temple to the different floors, but the descent must be done by stairs only.

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