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Har Ki Pauri

This sacred Ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. It is believed that Bhartrihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of holy Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed a Ghat in his name which later came to be known as Hari-Ki-Pari. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahmakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in the river Ganga is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga Arti ceremony . Attending the Ganga Arti which is performed here


Chandi Devi

The temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga was constructed in 1929 A.D. by the king of Kashmir- Suchat Singh . It is 3 kms. trek from Chandighat . Legend has it that the army chief Chanda-Munda of a local demon King Shumbh- Nishumbha was killed by goddess Chandi here after which the place got the name Chandi Devi . It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankracharya in 8th century A.D. One can reach here by Trolley through ropeway or on foot. Ph. no. of 'Udan Khatola' (Ropeway) is 01334-220324, Time-8.30 AM to 6 PM

 


 Mansa Devi 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.

 

 


 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 .

  

 


Bhimgoda Tank

 

This tank is at a distance of about 1 km from Harki Pairi. It is said that while Pandavas were going to Himalayas through Haridwar, Bhim made this tank with the blow of his knee.

 

 


 Sapt Rishi Ashram & Sapt Sarover

It is said that Ganga had split herself in seven currents at this place so that the Sapt(seven) Rishis worshipping there would not be disturbed.

 

 


 Piran Kaliar

The tomb Piran Kaliar of Shabir Shahib in Roorkee is a living example of religious harmony in India which is visited by the people of all religious sects from all over the world. 'URS' festival is organized every year on the holy dargah in summer.

 


 Parad Shivling

Situated in Harihar Ashram, Kankhal. Shivling weighing about 150 kg and Rudraksha tree are main attractions here.

 


 Gurudwara sahib Sri Guru Amar Dass ji

Sati ghat Kankhal Haridwar Uttarakhand (India)

Third incarnation of Sikhs Guru Amar Dass ji was always fascinated by holy city Haridwar and Ganga.  Incarnated in Goindwal in Punjab when Guru Amar Dass realized that sati pratha was prevalent in kankhal region of  Haridwar. He came to kankhal with his disciples all the way from Goindwal and launched a campaign against the ritual centuries ago.  He came to this place 21 times as a householder and on his 22nd visit he came as guru Amar Dass. He was a great socialist saint who removed blot of sati pratha from the society.  He performed worship and practiced austerities at the bank of ganga river near sati ghat in kankhal. This place is symbol of unity between the hindu and sikh communities.

At the behest of tenth sikh guru Govind Singh, his disciple Dargah Singh discovered this place, hence the gurudwara is christened as Dera Baba Dargah Singh tapasthan Guru Amar Dassji. When Guru Amar Dass received “Guru Gaddi”, he came to Kankhal for 22nd time. In this holy place holy “Nishan sahib” is consecrated near Tapasthan Manji Sahib. Here holy book “Guru Granth Sahib” reading is done every day and sikh devotees perform Shabd kirtan. This place is famous in the name of Gurudwara sahib Sri Guru Amar Dass ji.


Other Places of Interest

 

Haridwar has several other beautifully made Ashrams/temples of significance such as ShantiKunj, Jairam Ashram, Bhuma Niketan, Bharat Mata Mandir, Vaishnav Devi Temple, Radha Krishan temple, Shravan Nath Math, Pawan Dham, Doodhadari temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev temple, Shahi Gurudwara, Parmarth Ashram, Prem Nagar Ashram, Ma Anand Mai Ashram etc. All of these places are worth seeing.