The Haridwar city has a religious significance as the holy river Ganga enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time in Haridwar. Haridwar is the site of many religious festivals. Most notably, once every twelve years it is the venue for the Kumbh MelaBaisakhi, It is held in the month of April and devotees from Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana converge here to celebrate the auspicious festival Baisakhi., Haridwar as today, does not only have a religious importance, but it is also famous for The Roorkee University, at Roorkee which is one of the oldest and the most prestigious institute of learning in the fields of science and engineering. Another university of the district i.e. Gurukul having a vast campus also provides traditional educations of its own kind.
Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Each evening at sunset priests perform Ganga Aarti At Har Ki Pauri was started by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, when lights are set on the water to drift downstream. A large number of people gather on both the banks of river Ganges to sing its praises. The priests hold large fire bowls in their hands, the gongs in the temples at the Ghat start ringing and the chants flowing out of lips fill the air. People float earthen Diyas, with burning flickers and flowers in them as a symbol of hope and wishes.
Maya Devi is considered by many as the chief Goddess of the holy city and no pilgrimage is complete without doing Devi's darshan. Built in the 11th century, the Maya Devi temple in Haridwar is one of the oldest temples in India. The temple is dedicated to Hindu goddess Maya and is also one of the three Shaktipeeth, believed to be the place where the heart and navel of Goddess Sati fell. It is a common belief that the holy temple is a Siddha peeth which means that the presiding goddess has the power to fulfil any desires or wishes of the person seeking Her blessings.
The Daksha Mahadev temple is popular among devotees due to its association with an interesting legend. Hindus believe that it is here that King Daksha had performed yagna. Lovers of Hindu mythology cannot skip a visit to the Daksha Mahadev Temple in Haridwar. As per the stories, this temple is where Hindu Goddess Parvati (Sati) jumped into the holy fire and died after being spurned by her father. A fierce battle raged between Hindu God Shiva and her father Daksha. Other than its religious significance, this temple is a stunning piece of architecture by the side of calmly flowing River Ganga. The temple complex also has a tiny temple dedicated to River Ganga in its precincts. Evening arti is an elaborate affair here, with ancient musical instruments and rituals in place.
It is situated in Haridwar & Rishikesh Uttarakhand State of India. Raja ji national Park has total area of 820 square kms. The Rajaji Natinal Park is around 10 km from Haridwar. Park is located in Dehradun, Haridwar and Pauri Garhwal districts. Haridwar and Rishikesh are nearest cities. You can plan your visit to Rajaji National Park from November 15 to June 15 as the park remains closed for visitors during the remaining months. April to June are comparatively warmer, however, it is the best time to spot wild animals here. Winter evenings are slightly cold here but is known for offering the best experiences. You can plan your visit to Rajaji National Park from November 15 to June 15 as the park remains closed for visitors during the remaining months. April to June are comparatively warmer, however, it is the best time to spot wild animals here. Winter evenings are slightly cold here but is known for offering the best experiences.
According to Hindu mythology, the ancient kingdom of Lord Indra was captured by two demons called Shumbh and Nishumbh who had thrown the Gods from the heaven. Prayers of the gods were heard Chandika Devi, a powerful Goddess was formed from the cells of Goddess Parvathi. She was a beautiful and dynamic Goddess and demon King Shumbh wished to marry her. She refused and the king sent Chanda and Munda to kill her. They were killed by Kalika Devi who was born out of Chandika Devi's anger. When their efforts failed the Demon kings themselves tried to kill Chandika Devi but were in turn slain by the Goddess. Battle won Chandika Devi rested for a short while at Neel Parvat. One of the most festive time here is during the festivals of Chandi Chaudas, Navratra and Kumbh Mela when the temple sees amazing celebrations and massive participation. The Chandi temple during the festival time is a must visit.