Gauri Shankar Mandir

Haridwar, Uttarakhand , India


There is such a supernatural and ancient temple of Lord Shiva and Mata Gauri in the shade of Neel Parvat where Lord Shiva resides after his marriage with Sati. The structure of the residence hall of Lord Shankar and Gauri is still present here. With the changing times, a temple was built at this place, which is known as Gauri Shankar Mandir. Gauri Shankar Mandir, located near the Chandi Devi walkway and trolley road, dates back to the Satyug period. The description of the place where Lord Shiva lived after marrying Sati, the daughter of King Daksha, is also found in the Shiva Purana. Gauri Shankar Temple is situated at this place. Maharudrabhishek is performed in the temple in the month of Shravan and special rituals are conducted on Mahashivratri. Mahant Premdas Maharaj said that Lord Shankar is the sustainer of the universe. The month of Sawan is dear to Shiva. The Lord is pleased only by performing Jalabhishek with Ganga water in the temple and desired results are obtained. There is an ancient cowshed in the temple. The milk of this cowshed is used for offerings etc. It is also believed that Lord Vishwakarma created the Lanka of Ravana only after creating a residence for Lord Shankar and Mata Gauri at this place. A pool is situated under the temple itself. It is believed that Mother Sati used to take bath in this pool. Now this pool has been closed. No one is allowed to go here. The distance of the temple is about three kilometers from the railway station. Autos are easily available to reach the temple. Whereas interested devotees can also go to the temple on foot.

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