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Shri Maa Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar



Shri Maa Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar


Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249408

Chandi Devi Mata, a revered goddess in Hinduism, is enshrined in the Haridwar Tirth Kshetra on the banks of the holy river Ganges. This grand temple of Chandi Devi Mata is situated on the Neel Parvat hill, all the devotees visiting the Haridwar Tirth Kshetra can see the beautiful view of the entire Haridwar from here. The significance of Chandi Devi Mata in Haridwar is deeply rooted in Hindu mythology. According to religious beliefs, Chandi Devi is considered to be the incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Chandi Devi Mata Temple, considered one of the 51 Siddha Shaktipeeths, the divine energy at this site is considered particularly powerful. It is believed that any devotee who goes to the door of Goddess Chandi Devi with a true heart or performs her worship, Satchandi Havan, etc. Mother Chandi Devi takes away all his sorrows, destroys all his sins, and grants him the blessings of a happy life. All the devotees who visit this grand Dham get blessings for strength, courage, and also for the fulfillment of all their desires. Chandi Devi Temple is especially alive during the festivals of Chandi Chaudas and Navratri. Devotees come from all over the world to participate in these massive pujas and rituals and receive blessings for their health, protection, and nourishment from the Mother Goddess. Chandi Devi Mata in Haridwar represents the divine feminine energy, symbolizing strength and protection.

 Mythological History:

The ancient temple of Chandi Devi located in Haridwar is the main place of faith of Hindus. This temple is situated on the Neel mountain in the eastern peak of the Shivalik hills of the Himalayas. It is one of the five pilgrimage places located in Haridwar. This temple is a place of worship as a Siddhipeeth. Maa Chandi Devi is one of the three Peethas located in Haridwar, Chandi Devi is seated in the form of a pillar in the temple. Two forms of Mother Chandi can be seen here. One form is of the mother in her fierce form, who is seated in the form of a pillar. Whereas, the second one is present in the form of a statue.

According to Puranic stories, in ancient times, demons named Sumbha and Nishumbha had captured the kingdom of the heavenly god Indra and thrown the gods down from heaven. After the prayers of the gods, the goddess took the form of Chandi and killed the demons. Seeing Mata Ji's image, Sumbh expressed his desire to marry her. On being refused, Shumbha sent his messengers Chand and Munda to kill them, but Chand and Munda were killed at the hands of Devi Ji. After this, Mata Chandika ji rested on Neel Parvat, and after this Mata ji sat here peacefully. Although there is a huge crowd of devotees here from Navratri to Chandi Chaudas, special puja is organized here. On the day of Chandi Chaudas, all the gods and goddesses present on earth come to this place to meet their sister Chandi. Chandi Puja has special significance in Navratri from Shukla Pratipada of Ashwin and Chaitra months. For worship, a Kalash is established by the Brahmin by coating the middle place of the temple with cow dung and soil. Chandi Devi temple is famous for fulfilling vows, the vows made here are always fulfilled.


Timing of temple:

This temple opens after 05:00 AM and closes at 08:00 PM. After the opening of the temple, the first aarti of Chandi Devi is performed here at 05.30 AM. After the morning aarti, worship, and darshan work continues throughout the day.

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