Maya Devi & Other Places To Visit In Haridwar

Maya Devi Temple, Haridwar

Maya Devi is one of the Siddhapeeths of Haridwar along with Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi temple. It is believed that the heart and navel of Goddess Sati fell at the place where the temple is built. It was build in 11th century. Goddess Maya Devi, the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar, is known to be an incarnation of power or shakti. Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri in reverence to this deity.

Daksheswara Mahadev, Haridwar

Daksheswara Mahadev Temple is in the town of Kankhal, Haridwar. The present temple was built by Queen Dhankaur in 1810 AD and rebuilt in 1962. It is named after King Daksha Prajapati.

Neel Dhara

Neel Dhara Bird Sanctuary is situated on the Ganga river- Neel Dhara, at the Bhimgoda barrage. It is a home to many migratory birds during the winter season and thus a paradise for bird lovers.

Bhimgoda Tank

Bhimgoda Tank is situated about 1 km from Har ki Pauri. It is believed that while Pandavas were going to Himalayas through Haridwar, Bhima drew water from the rocks here by thrusting his knee (goda), at the ground.

Bharat Mata Mandir

Bharat Mata Mandir is a multi-storey temple, dedicated to Bharat Mata, Mother India, with each floor depicting an era in the Indian History, from the days of Ramayan till India's independence.

Some other temples are Sapt Rishi Ashram, Parad Shivling, Jairam Ashram, Shantikunj, Ramanand Ashram etc.