Chandi Devi Temple

Chandi Devi Temple is located in Haridwar. Chandi Devi Temple is dedicated to famous Hindu goddess Chandi Devi. Chandi Devi Temple is located approx. 4kms from Har ki Pauri and around 3kms from bus station Haridwar.

Chandi Devi Temple is one of the most famous temples in India. It is located on Neel Parvat a part of the famous shivalik range of the himalayas and can be reached through ropeway or trekking. Chandi Devi Temple is considered as one of the Shakti peethas. Chandi Devi temple was built by king Suchat Singh in 1929, however its said that the statue of Chandi Devi was installed there in 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya. Chandi Devi Temple is also considered to be a siddh peeth where people come for worship and get their wishes fulfilled.

According to Hindu mythology after killing Shumbh and Nishumbh (Demon kings) Chandi Devi rested on Neel parvat since then this place on Neel Parvat is considered to be religiuos. Later on a temple was constructed by King Suchat Singh with a gesture to welcome the Chandi Devi back.

One can reach Chandi Devi Temple by a steep trekking or through ropeway. The ropeway is also known as Udankhatola by the locals there. The Ropeway gives a panoramic view of the dense forests of Haridwar. The forests have elephants and other wild animals which can be seen very often.


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