Proper Name: Chandi Devi Mandir
Location: Haridwar Uttarakhand India
Date Built: 1929 by Suchat Singh
Mandir Creator: Adi Shankaracharya
How To Reach: Chandi Devi Temple is located at a distance of 4 km (2.5 mi) from Har ki Pauri. 3kms for Bus stand or Railway station.
Ropeway & Trekking to medium
Haridwar is, no doubt, one of those destinations that purify your soul. There are too many places of worship in this holy town. One of the most significant of these is the Chandi Devi Temple, situated on the top of the Neel Parvat. The temple is so named, as it remains dedicated to the goddess Chandi Devi. The famous temple was built back in 1929, by Suchat Singh (the then king of Kashmir). The Ganges, which flows by one side of the temple, enhances the overall beauty of the Chandi Devi manifolds.
The temple carries a lot of significance, as it has
the privilege of being counted among the famous Shaktipeethas in Norther
India. If you want to have a wish fulfilled, you can pay a visit to the
holy temple of Chandi Devi and pray to goddess Chandi Devi. Both Hindus
and foreign tourists from all around the world visit the temple of
Chandi Devi to see the goddess' blessings.
The temple has a wonderful legend associated with it. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Indra's kingdom was taken over by two demon kings named Shumbh and Nishumbh. When the demon kings crossed their limits, Chandi Devi was given birth from the cells of goddess Parvati.
Since the temple of Chandi Devi is located on top of a hill, the journey up there is also quite exciting. There are two options to get to the holy temple - either you can enjoy a steep climb for a duration of 45 minutes or you can take help of the ropeway which can take you there in a couple of minutes.