Daksha Mahadev Temple

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About Daksha Mahadev Temple

Near HaridwarWith highly significant religious value, temple is a must visit place in Haridwar. Can be easily accessed by road. 3 km from Haridwar Railway station
5.2 kms / 15 mins
From Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar
1 hr

Daksha Mahadev Temple in Haridwar

Daksha Mahadev Temple is a famous temple in Kankhal, Haridwar dedicated to Lord Shiva. A sacred place of great devotion and faith among Lord Shiva devotees, the Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple is a centre of attraction in holy month of Saavan as per Hindu calender. This temple of Lord Shiva is named after King Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati.

Daksha Mahadev Temple History

As per mythology, King Daksha Prajapati was the son of Brahma and had a daughter Sati who married to Lord Shiva. Once King Daksha organized a grand Yagya and all gods, sages and saints were invited except his son-in-law, Lord Shiva. King Daksha insulted Lord Shiva in the presence of Sati feeling insulted for her husband goddess Sati jumped to the fire of Yagya. Lord Shiva then in anger send one of his Ganas , Virbhadra, a great warrior to Kankhal. Virbhadra chopped off the head of King Daksha. After the long behest by all the Gods, Lord Shiva gave life to King Daksha and put a head of male goat on him. King Daksha realised his mistakes and repented before Lord Shiva. Then Lord Shiva declared that during holy month Savan, he will reside in Kankhal. At the place of Yagya Kund, Daksha Mahadev Temple was built.

How To Reach Daksha Mahadev Temple

Daksha Mahadev Temple is located in Kankhal, 4 kms from Haridwar. One can reach at the Temple by bus or taxi from Haridwar. Nearest railway station to reach Daksha Mahadev Temple is Haridwar railway station (03 km) and airport at Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (38 kms).

Location of Daksha Mahadev Temple

Daksha Mahadev Temple is located in Near Haridwar ( With highly significant religious value, temple is a must visit place in Haridwar. Can be easily accessed by road. 3 km from Haridwar Railway station).

What is Daksha Mahadev Temple famous for?

Daksha Mahadev Temple is popular place for following activities/ interests - Shiva Temples, Shiva Temples.

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