Maya Devi Temple

Haridwar, Uttarakhand , India


Maya Devi Temple located in Haridwar is the temple of Goddess Maya, the presiding deity of Haridwar. According to the legend associated with this ancient temple, Goddess Sati, the daughter of King Daksha, was sati at this place and when Lord Shiva was taking her after her sati, her heart and navel fell around this place where today. There is an ancient temple of Maya Devi. The three oldest temples still present in Haridwar are Narayan-Shila Mandir, Bhairav ​​Mandir and Maya Devi Mandir. Maya Devi Temple was built in the 11th century. The idol of Maya Devi installed in the temple has three heads and four hands. The face situated in the middle of the idol installed in the temple is worshiped as Maya Devi, on the left side as Maa Kali and on the right side as Kamakhya Devi. The Goddess is worshiped in the form of Shakti in this ancient Maya Devi temple. Located in the eastern part of Har Ki Pauri, the distance of Maya Devi from Haridwar railway station is only 600 meters. During Navratri, there is a huge crowd of devotees in the Maya Devi temple.

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