Wednesday, October 23, 2013

HARIDWAR - VISIT

On the way at a Daaba
From Delhi a three-day trip was planned and first stop was Haridwar, a distance of 214km from Delhi. Ravi, Vidya, Mom and myself set out by car early morning on Saturday 12th Oct 2013, passing through passing through Meerut, Roorkee. Reached the place around 11am visited temples. went by ropeway to some places.
ON THE ROPEWAY
HARIDWAR is an ancient city in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is the most sacred city in India for the multiple pilgrimage sites. This holy town is a treasure trove of India's complex culture and the ancient civilization. It is said in Hindu Mythos that the professionals of Hindu religions named it Haridwar. The place is also a doorway of Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham the four most places in Haridwar for worship- GangotriYamunotriKedarnathji and Badrinath. The site is located in the foothill of Shivaliks. The ancient pilgrimage city of Haridwar is also mentioned in many Purans, Upanishads, Mahabharata and in the Vanaparva chapter too. 

PLACES VISITED
NEAR GANGA RIVER
MANSA DEVI TEMPLE 
Mata mansa devi mandir is situated in west part of Haridwar.It is on top of the Bilv Parvat.It can be reached either by foot or by the ropeways. The temple is quite old.The starting point of the ropeway or the pedasterian way is 2 Km from the Haridwar bus and railway station. Ropeways are used to reach temples of Mata Mansa Devi and Mata Chandi Devi.

DAKSHA MAHADEV TEMPLE 
The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev is situated in the south Kankhal town .The mythological story about this place is that King Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati (Lord Shiva 's first wife ) performed yagya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not invite Lord Shiva and Sati felt insulted . Therefore she burnt herself in the yagya Kund . This incident provoked the disciples and followers of Mahadev who killed King Daksha, but later on Lord Mahadev brought him back to life. Daksha Mahadev temple is thus a tribute to this legend.

HAR KI PAIRI GANGA JI TEMPLE 
This is an ancient temple of Maya Devi the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar, known as one of the Siddhpeethas. Said to be the place where the heart and navel of goddess Sati had fallen.
Oct 24, 2013

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