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Chandi Devi Temple In Haridwar Uttarakhand









Overview

Chandi Devi Temple is a famous temple located in Haridwar of Uttarakhand state. This holy temple is dedicated to Chandi Devi. This temple is situated on the eastern peak of the mountains of the southern mountain range of the Himalayas, above the Neel Parvat. Chandi Devi temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. This temple was constructed in 1929 by Suchaat Singh, the King of Kashmir, during his reign but the main statue of Chandi Devi situated in the temple was established in the 8th century by the Adi Guru Shankaracharya. This holy temple is known as the named of "Neel Parvat". There is also a temple of Goddess Anjana near the Chandi Devi Temple, which was the mother of Hanuman Ji. Chandi Devi is also known as "Chandika". According to legend, when the demon king Shumbh and Nishumbha had captured Paradise and the gods fired from heaven. On the request of the gods, Mata Parvati took the form of Goddess Chandi. After this, Goddess Chandi killed Asur Shumbh and Nishumbh. After killing them, Goddess Chandi rested on the summit of Neel Parvat and later a temple was constructed there. Two peaks situated on the mountain are called Shumbh and Nishumbh. The pilgrims who come to Haridwar, come to this famous temple and do the darshan.

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How To Reach Chandi Devi Temple


By Air

The nearest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 38 km from Haridwar.

By Rail

The nearest railway station of Haridwar is Haridwar, which comes under to the Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.

By Road

Chandi Devi Temple is located on the Neel Parvat. To reach the temple is about 4 km trek from the road. The temple can also be reached through the Ropeway (Udankhatola).






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