Places of interest

In Hindu traditions, the 'Panch Tirth' (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar, are Gangadwara (Har ki Pauri), Kushwart (Ghat in Kankhal), Bilwa Teerth (Mansa Devi Temple) and Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi [41][42] Temple). There are several other temples and ashrams located in and around the city. Also, alcohol and non-vegetarian food is not permitted in Haridwar. [edit]Har

ki Pauri

Main article: Har ki Pauri This sacred Ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya (1st century BC) in memory of his brother Bhrithari. It is believed that Bhrithari 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 [43] their visit to Haridwar. A majority of present ghats were largely developed in the 1800s. [edit]Chandi

Devi Temple

Main article: Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar 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 Shumbh andNishumbha were killed by goddess Chandi here, after which the place got the [44] name Chandi Devi. It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankracharya in 8th century A.D. The temple is a 3 km trek from Chandighat and can also be reached through a ropeway. [edit]Mansa

Devi Temple

Main article: Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar 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 a picturesque view of the entire city. The main temple houses two idols of the [45] Goddess, one with three mouths and five arms, while the other one has eight arms. [edit]Maya

Devi Temple

Main article: Maya Devi Temple, Haridwar Dating to the 11th century, this ancient temple of Maya Devi, the Adhisthatri deity of Hardwar, considered one of the Siddhapethas 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 [47] Narayani Shila temple and Bhairav Temple. [edit]Kankhal Main article: Daksheswara Mahadev Temple The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev also known as Daksheswara 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 yagna, to which he deliberately did not invite Lord Shiva. When he is

another well-known mythological heritage worth a visit is situated in the Kankhal. Later the king was brought to life and given a goat's head by Shiva. [49][50] from Roorkee. Maitri etc. [edit]Bharat Mata Mandir Bharat Mata Mandir is a multi-storey temple dedicated to Bharat Mata (Mother India). is dedicated to the well renowned heroes of India. [edit]Piran Kaliyar [48] Built by Ibrahim Lodhi. Pawan Dham is now a popular tourist destination. 7 km. especially the temples ofRama-Sita and Hanuman. It is situated adjacent to the Smanvaya Ashram. [edit]Doodhadhari Barfani Temple Part of the ashram of Doodhadhari Barfani Baba. at the Bhimgoda Barrage. Daksha Mahadev temple is a tribute to this legend. Each floor depicts an era in the Indian history. from the days of Ramayan until India's independence. People from Moga in Punjab have put considerable efforts and money to erect this place. Sikhism. this temple complex in white marble is one of most beautiful temples in Haridwar. Sati Kund. is a living example of religious harmony in India. On the first floor is the statue of Bharat Mata. and stands eight stories tall to a height of 180 feet [dubious – discuss] (55 m). prince Bhima drew water from the rocks here by thrusting his knee (goda). Serene and religious makes this temple abode of worshipers. The temple complex was constructed by the effort of Swami Vedantanand Ji Maharaj and the institute located there is growing under the leadership of Swami SahajPrakash Ji Maharaj. Located at outskirts of Haridwar in Ranipur and permission from forest rangers is necessary. seeing which Sati felt infuriated and selfimmolated herself in the yagna kund. this 'Dargah' of Hazrat Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari. It is said that while Pandavas were going to Himalayas through Haridwar. to the very ground. Sufi Saint of Chishti Order (also known asSarkar Sabir Pak). a ruler of Delhi. Shoor Mandir. [edit]Sureshvari Devi Temple Temple of Goddess Sureshwari. [edit]Bhimgoda Tank This tank is situated at a distance of about 1 km from Har ki Pauri. during the annual 'Urs' festival. [edit]Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar This Bird Sanctuary is situated on the main Ganges river. [edit]Pawan Dham A modern temple. it [51] is a paradise for bird watchers and home to many migratory birds during the winter season. made entirely of glass pieces. The third floor Matru Mandir is dedicated to the achievements of India’s revered women. and Buddhism are featured on the fourth floor Sant Mandir. which is celebrated from 1 st day of sighting the moon to 16th day of Rabi al-awwal month. in the Islamic calendar. or Neel Dhara. The assembly hall with walls depicting symbolic coexistence of all religions practiced in India and paintings . Bharat Mata Mandir was inaugurated on 15 May 1983 by Indira Gandhi on the banks of the river Ganges. Legend has it that Sati immolated herself in this kund. Savitri. The second floor. saints etc. a 13th century. The great saints from various religions. in Kaliyar village. situated in midst of beautiful Rajaji National Park. King Daksha was later killed by the demon Virabhadra.arrived uninvited. such as Meera Bai. he was further insulted by the king. visited by devotees from all over the world. including Jainism. born out of Shiva's anger.

[edit]Parad Shivling Situated in Harihar Ashram.portraying history and beauty in various provinces. Bharadwaja and Gautam. The eighth floor holds the shrine of Lord Shiva from which devotees can gain a panoramic view of Himalayas. The various forms of the Goddess of Shakti can be seen on the sixth floor. [edit]Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar A picturesque place near Haridwar. a noted saint of India. Its located at a distance of 6 Kilometers from Haridwar railway station towards Rishikesh/Dehradun on NH58. is situated on the fifth floor. Spend a few hours at Har-ki-Paudi . this is the main ashram of Ramanand Sampraday in Haridwar. Mahant Bhagwan Das is the chief of this ashram. Vishwamitra. and Ahmedabad. check-in at a pre-booked hotel for your overnight stay. Parad Shivling (Mercury Shivling) weighing about 150 kg and Rudraksha tree are the main attractions here. said to have meditated. After arriving in Haridwar. namely in Renukut. its also a place of attraction for tourists as well as seekers of spiritual guidance. At the bank of the holy Ganges and between the Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas.5 hours). Later witness ‘aarti’ (prayer ceremony) that takes place at twilight on the holy river Ganges. Haridwar. Vashisht. Jamadagni. In the afternoon visit the various temples of Haridwar. [edit]Jairam Ashram Famous for its diorama exhibition. The Ganges split herself into seven currents at this place so that the Rishis would not be disturbed by the flow. one of five sub-cities of Haridwar. Kankhal. Jabalpur. [edit]Anandamayi Maa Ashram Situated in Kankhal. Lord . namely Kashyapa. 4. Jodhpur. Extention Tour to Haridwar & Rishikesh Day 6: Delhi – Haridwar Set out on a morning drive to Haridwar in an air-conditioned vehicle. This ghat is believed to be built by king Vikramaditya in 1st century BC in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari who had come to meditate here on the bank of Ganga. and the splendour of the entire campus of Sapta Sarovar. about 205 kilometers from Delhi (approx. Since the inception of the Swami Satyamitranand foundation in of the most sacred ghats in India. the ashram houses the samadhi shrine of Sri Anandamoyi Ma (1896–1982). and a massive white statue depicting the famous Samudra manthan episode. where seven great sages or Saptarishis. [edit]Shantikunj Shantikunj is the headquarter of famous spiritual and social organisation All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) established by Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya. Indore. and watch the tiny earthen oil lamps drift down the Ganges in a display of myriad flickering lights. a must-see for any visitor. several other branches have been opened. whilst the seventh floor is devoted to all incarnations of Lord Vishnu. [edit]Ramanand Ashram Situated in shravan nath nagar of the town near railway station. There are many legends associated with this ghat. Atri. Aarti is a beautiful ceremony in which a group of priests hold fire bowls in their hands and offer their homage to the river. The temple was built under the former Shankaracharya Maha-Mandleshwar Swami Satyamitranand Giriji Maharaj.

the younger brother of Lord Rama of the epic Ramayana crossed the Ganga with the help of a jute rope.Standard check-in/check-out times at all hotels will be 12 noon.The duration and specifications of the package can be modified as per requirement . and also a place for people who are interested in meditation.a hanging bridge on the Ganges – an iconic landmark in Rishikesh.also known as the ‘Place of Sages’ – at the confluence of the rivers Chandrabhaga and Ganga. Also visit Bharat Mandir . the sun and the universe.the oldest temple in Rishikesh. The ambience of Hari-ki-Paudi brings upon a sense of clam on you. the younger brother of Lord Rama.Rishikesh . This temple is dedicated to Bharat. .Shiva. In the afternoon. It is the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage. Lakshman. Return to your hotel in Haridwar and spend the night. White water rafting is an optional activity if you wish to add a dash of adventure to your religious tour. near the Triveni Ghat. Day 7: Haridwar . According to Indian mythology. enjoy a lovely mountain drive to Rishikesh . visit Laxman Jhula . In Rishikesh.Delhi After a hearty breakfast at the hotel. drive down to Delhi. On arrival you will be dropped at the international airport or any location convenient to you in Delhi for your onward journey Note: . yoga and other aspects of Hinduism.

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