Maya Devi Temple is a famous religious pilgrim site located in Haridwar of Uttarakhand state. This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas. This holy temple is dedicated to "Goddess Maya". Haridwar was formerly called Mayapuri in the name of Maya Devi. According to legend, once the goddess Sati's father Raja Daksh organized a grand yajna, in which he had invited all deities, except Lord Shiva. The yajna had the place of all the gods except Lord Shiva. Seeing this insult of Lord Shiva, Goddess Sati jumped into the yajna kund. Upon hearing the news of jumping in the yajna of Goddess Sati, Lord Shiva happened indignantly and cut off the head of King Daksh. Lord Shiva, while mourning, kept the body of Sati on the shoulder and began Taandav. All the gods began to urge Lord Vishnu to calm Lord Shiva. After that Lord Shiva raised the body of Goddess Sati on the shoulder and rotated in all four directions, During this, Lord Vishnu had split the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Sudarshan Chakra, where-where the Sati's limbs part fell, those places became Shaktipeeth. It is believed that the place where this temple stands today, there, the navel and heart of Goddess Sati had fallen. The devotee takes a bath in the holy river the Ganges, then go to darshan the temple and receive the blessings from Goddess Maya. This temple of Maya Devi is one of the main religious destinations of Haridwar..
The nearest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 38 km from Haridwar.
The nearest railway station of Haridwar is Haridwar, which comes under to the Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.
The Maya Devi temple is located at a distance of 1.5 km from Haridwar bus stand.
The journey of Maya Devi Temple can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to March. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to cold in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of rains.