Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple

Haridwar, Uttarakhand , India


Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple is located in Kankhal Haridwar, Uttarakhand. This is a very old temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is about 4 km from Haridwar. is located far away. This temple was built by Rani Dhankaur in 1810 AD and was rebuilt in 1962. This temple is also known as "Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple" and "Daksha Prajapati Temple". In the middle of the temple, the idol of Lord Shiva is enshrined in a sexual form. This temple is a holy place of devotion and faith for the devotees of Lord Shiva. This temple of Lord Shiva is named after King Daksha Prajapati, father of Goddess Sati (the first wife of Shiva). In this temple, the footprints of Lord Vishnu are made (Virajit), to see that there is always an influx of devotees in the temple. The temple complex is quite large, in which two big statues of lions are located, which seem to welcome the devotees who come to the temple. Lord Shiva's vehicle "Nandi Maharaj" is seated in the main sanctum of the temple. It is said that the thing or wish that is said in Nandi's ear soon reaches the ear of Shiva and soon the wish gets fulfilled. There is also a mention in Vayu Purana about the sacrifice of King Daksha. There is a small pit in this temple, about which it is believed that Goddess Sati sacrificed her life in this pit. Every year in the Hindu month of Sawan, a large number of devotees come to this temple to offer prayers. There is a "Daksha Ghat" on the banks of the Ganges near the Daksha Mahadev temple, where Shiva devotees take a bath in the Ganges and get pleasure from seeing Lord Shiva. On the day of Mahashivratri, huge crowds of devotees come to the Daksheshwar Mahadev temple to have darshan of Lord Shiva.

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