PLACES TO SEE
Har Ki Pauri
This sacred Ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya (1st century BC) in memory of his brother Bharthari. It is believed that Bharthari came to Haridwar and meditated on the banks of the holy Ganges. When he died, his brother constructed a Ghat in his name, which later came to be known as Har Ki Pauri. The most sacred ghat within Har Ki Pauri is Brahmakund. The evening prayer (Aarti) at dusk offered to Goddess Ganga at Har Ki Pauri (steps of God Hara or Shiva) is an enchanting experience for any visitor. A spectacle of sound and colour is seen when, after the ceremony, pilgrims float Diyas (floral floats with lamps) and incense on the river, commemorating their deceased ancestors. Thousands of people from all around the world do make a point to attend this prayer on their visit to Haridwar. A majority of present ghats were largely developed in the 1800s. On the night of Dussehra or a few days before that the Ganga Canal is dried in Haridwar to clean the riverbed.
Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple
The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev also known as Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple, is situated in the south Kankhal town.
According to Hindu texts, King Daksha Prajapati, father of Dakshayani, Lord Shiva’s first wife, performed a yagña, to which he deliberately did not invite Lord Shiva.
When she arrived uninvited, he was further insulted by the king, seeing which Sati felt infuriated and self-immolated herself in the yagna kund.
King Daksha was later killed by the demon Virabhadra, born out of Shiva’s anger. Later the king was brought to life and given a goat’s head by Shiva. Daksha Mahadev temple is a tribute to this legend.
Maya Devi Temple
Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri which is because of the Goddess Maya Devi.
Dating to the 11th century, this ancient temple of Maya Devi, the Adhishthatri Devi (Patron Goddess) of Haridwar, is considered one of the Siddhapithas and is said to be the place where the heart and navel of Goddess Sati had fallen.
It is one of few ancient temples still standing in Haridwar, along with Narayani Shila temple and Bhairav Temple.
Chandi Devi Temple
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandi, who sits atop the ‘Neel Parvat’ on the eastern bank of the river Ganges. It was constructed in 1929 A.D. by the king of Kashmir, Suchat Singh.
Skanda Purana mentions a legend, in which Chanda-Munda, the Army Chief of a local Demon Kings Shumbha and Nishumbha were killed by goddess Chandi here, after which the place got the name Chandi Devi.
It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century A.D. The temple is a 3 km trek from Chandighat and can also be reached through a ropeway.
Mansa Devi Temple
Situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat, the temple of Goddess Mansa Devi, literally meaning the Goddess who fulfills desires (Mansa), is a popular tourist destination, especially because of the cable cars, which offer views of the city.
The main temple houses two idols of the Goddess, one with three mouths and five arms, while the other one has eight arms.
Namami Gange Ghat
Located at the foot of the Chandi Devi hill, lies the beautiful Namami Gange Ghat ashore the calm Neeldhara stream of the Ganges.
Along with the basic facilities like changing rooms and clean toilets; the small green patches, the stalls and the Ganga Avalokan Kendra (Ganga Museum) add to the aesthetics of this beautiful ghat.
The Aastha Path is being constructed by the Kumbh Mela Foundation so that it becomes a major attraction of the fair. In the construction of the Kumbh Mela Aastha Path, the Mela Establishment is also ready to take the services of the talented artists along with modern technology.
Kumbh Mela, Ganga descent, information related to the Sanatani tradition, major pilgrimage and themes related to deities will be attractively etched on the walls of both sides of the faith path.
The Ganga Aarti is one of the main attractions of Haridwar and is performed at the Har-ki-Pauri Ghat. The aarti is performed twice a day, in the morning at sunrise and during evening at the sunset. People float flowers and diyas on the Ganga after the aarti.
The morning aarti starts at 5:30 am and continues till 6:30 am and the timing of the evening aarti is 6pm to 7 pm.
Rajaji National Park
Located 21.7 kilometers from Haridwar, Rajaji National Park is an Indian National Park and a Tiger Reserve and is spread over Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal and 820 kilometers. The Ganga and the Song rivers flow through the national park. It takes around 45 mins to reach the park from Haridwar via road.
Sapt Rishi Ashram
It is believed that the seven great sages- Vashishth, Kashyap, Atri, Vishwamitra, Bharadwaja, Gautam and Jamadagni met at this place to meditate and thus the name.The ashram is located the bank of river Ganga, at a point from where the river splits into seven different streams, also known as sapto sarovars. The place is very popular among the Hindu pilgrims. Not only that, students also reside here to study and leans from the saints
Swami Vivekananda Park
The park is famous for its mighty statue of Lord Shiva, which is visible even from a distance. The park is located very near to Ha-ki-Pauri and is triangular in shape. With its lush green lawns and flowering beds, the park is ideal for picnic.
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Gurukul Kangri University
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SrikrishnaPranamiNij Dham Temple
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Dev Sanskriti University
Dev Sanskriti University Haridwar is the embodiment of the dream that the Gayatri Tirtha,of Shanti kunj great thinker founder Shriram Sarma Acharya had seen years ago.
This university Shantikunj is located near. Shantikaj Haridwar is located on Dehradun Road. It reached by auto or taxi can be. Railway from Stepan distance Shantikuj approximately 7 km.
Vaishnav Devi Temple (LalMata Temple)
Vaishnodevi Temple was built in the year 1993. In this frescoed decorated temple, the deities of the gods and goddesses have been in a very beautiful way. This temple is indeed a ritual. In it, the cave of Maa vaishno Devi has been made This temple is in Bhupatwala area located on Saptarishi road. by Auto and Rickshaw or taxi Distance about 5 km
Divya Yoga Peeth
The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev also known as Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple, is situated in the south Kankhal town. According to Hindu texts, King Daksha Prajapati, father of Dakshayani, Lord Shiva’s first wife, performed a yagña, to which he deliberately did not invite Lord Shiva. When she arrived uninvited, he was further insulted by the king, seeing which Sati felt infuriated and self-immolated herself in the yagna kund. King Daksha was later killed by the demon Virabhadra, born out of Shiva’s anger. Later the king was brought to life and given a goat’s head by Shiva. Daksha Mahadev temple is a tribute to this legend.
This Hazrat Alauddin Ahmed is the dargah to Sabir. It Kaliyar is also known as Parif.
It is every year organized here. This dargah by Abraham Lodhi in the 16thcentury was built near Roorkee, it is a Situated for punishable site fire extinguishers.
Piran Kaliyar between Hindu and Muslim religions is a vibrant example of unity. India and every year Millions of Hindu and Muslim abroad visit the Dargah devotees from. It is believed that pray at the Dargah the wishes of those who are fulfilled.
Pavan Dham (Shish Mahal)
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This temple is in Bhupatwala region Can be reached by taxi and Railway distance from station about 4km.
Indian institute of technology
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