Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple in HaridwarDaksheswara Mahadev or Daksha Mahadev marks its presence back to 1810 and rebuilt in 1962. The temple was erected under the guidance of Queen Dhankaur. As the name suggests, the incident which led to this divine construction revolves around Daksha and Shiva, who had married Sati, his first wife and daughter of Daksha.
The Hindu mythology states that Daksha, the son of God Brahma, used to perform yajna to please the gods and gain their blessings. On one such yajna, he had not invited Shiva, but Sati had still attended the yajna to honour his father. On the dishonor of her husband Shiva, by her father, she submitted herself to the divine fire of the yajna.
Anguished by the death of his divine wife, Shiva sent the demi-god Virabhadra and Bhadrakali along with his ganas, who involved in a fierce war with the assembly present at the yajna. This resulted in Daksha getting beheaded; who was later blessed with life by Lord Shiva, on the request of Brahma and other gods.
When you enter the temple, you are welcomed by the huge statue of Shiva.
The construction of the temple follows the north Indian style of architecture, and has a single spire situated at the center of the temple, with small domes all around.
Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple in Haridwar Location: The temple is located at Kankhal, which is 4 km distant from the Haridwar railway station.
How to Reach Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple in Haridwar
The place is nearest from Haridwar Bus stand, which is around 4 kms by road. An auto or cycle rickshaw will take you to the temple which is 5 km from Haridwar Railway Station.
Entry Fee: The entrance to the temple is free, and it will take approximately 60 minutes to complete your visit to the temple (after you reach the place). Photography is allowed for the visitors
Best time to visit: No special time to visit your God, but the period from May to October is the best, especially during Maha Shivaratri and Navratri.
Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple Address: Mohallla Miaria, Kankhal, Mayapur, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Hotels near Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple HaridwarKankhal also provides luxurious stay in the form of hotel listed below.
Hotel Classic Residency
Jawalapur Road, Haridwar
Uttarakhand – 249407
Ph.: +91 01334 228 006
Tariff – Rs. 5,000
Hotel Ganges Rivera in Haridwar
Gyan Lok Colony, Kankhal
Haridwar, Uttarakhand – 249408
Ph.: 01334-240940, 240941
Tariff – Rs. 2,499 approx.
Haridwar has staying facilities suited to each category. Below is a list of some places to stay nearby the temple which are light on the pocket.
Hotel Har ki Pauri
Near Har ki pauri
Haridwar, Uttarakhand- 249401
Ph.: +91 9690300999
Tariff- Rs. 960 onwards, per room per night
Hotel Tourist Villa
Sharvan Nath Nagar
Haridwar, Uttarakhand -249401
Ph.: +91 9897551911, +91 9219500789, +91 01334 266 027
Tariff- Rs. 619 onwards, per room per night