Haridwar is a very sacred place in India. The meaning of Haridwar is ‘Harika Dwaar’ or we can say ‘The doorway of God’. It is the place with lots of big and small temples of goddess and god, According to folklore the Lord Brahma made their prayer in Haridwar, Vishnu and Shiva have also came in this place, a number of times. Some of the famous temples are given below:
Chandi Devi Temple: – Chandi Devi temple which is to be found on the peak of Neel Parvat. In 1929 AD the emperor of Kashmir Suchat Singh constructs this temple. It is believed that in 8th century Ad the main inscribe was recognized by the Adi Shankaracharya. The Chandi Devi Temple is now easy to get to by a tramway which begins next to the Gauri Shankar Temple.
Mansa Devi Temple: – On the top of Bilwa Parvat the temple is placed is known by Mansa Devi Temple. To reach there you can take the ropeway. To have a marvelous vision of Haridwar the crown of the hill is the peaceful place to be into. This is the temple which is devoted to Mansa Devi, the Avatar of Goddess Durga.
Vaishno Devi Temple: – The Vaishno Devi temple is saucily built and an accurately placed imitation of the real Vaishno Devi temple which is located in Jammu & Kashmir. The number of followers always visits there. Alike to the temple in Jammu, the way most important to adoration Goddess Vaishno Devi is total of burrows and spelunk. It is believed that the Goddess sanctify only those who really propose to look for her blessings from the bottom of their hearts.
Daksh Mahadev Temple: – In the south Kankhal town the earliest Daksha Mahadev temple is to be found. According to mythical the father of sati conducts a yagya in which Lord Shiva was not invited so sati felt insulted of her husband and she burned herself in the yagya kund by this Lord Shiva got angered and he killed king daksha but later Lord Shiva gave him life back and thus Daksha Mahadev temple is thus a tribute to this legend. This temple was constructed by Queen Dankaur in AD 1810.
Maya Devi temple: – Maya Devi temple is an earliest temple of the Adhisthatri god of Haridwar, which is also famous as one of the Siddhartha. This temple is devoted to the power of goddess. It is assumed that in this place the heart and belly button of Goddess Sati had fallen.
Bharat Mata Mandir: – This temple is devoted to Bharat Mata which is a multi-storey temple; with each story portray an age in the Indian History, from the age of Ramayana till India’s self-rule.
Doodhadhari Barfani Temple:-This temple multifaceted in white sandstone is one of most stunning in Haridwar, more than ever the temples of Ram-Sita and Hanuman.
Sureshwari Devi Temple: – This Temple is to be found on the lap of Shivalik range. Haridwar is gateway to four famous pilgrimages of Uttarakhand Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath & Kedarnath. Experience this holy place & cleanse your body, mind and the spirit, also experience Ganga Aarti and Hark ki Pauri floating diyas in the waters of Ganges. Behind the ages Haridwar has also become a main education center for science, arts and civilization.