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Bharat Mata Mandir - 3 KM

Bharat Mata Mandir, popularly known as the Mother India Temple, is a noted religious site in Haridwar. This temple is devoted to Bharat Mata and was constructed by the famous religious guru, Swami Satyamitranand Giri. The late Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, inaugurated this temple in 1983. This eight-storeyed temple is located at a height of 180 ft. Each floor of the shrine is dedicated to different Hindu deities and freedom fighters.

Sapt Rishi Ashram & Sapt Sarovar - 4 KM

Sapt Rishi Ashram is so named, as it is the place where sapt (meaning seven) rishis (meaning sages) had once performed meditation. The Hindu mythology records the names of these seven sages as Kashyapa, Vashisht, Gautam, Jamadagi, Vishwamitra, Bhardwaja and Atri.
Therefore, the site of the temple is where those seven rishis had chosen to meditate. Devotees hold this ashram in high esteem due to its religious significance. Even today, the ashram is a regular haunt of rishis, saints and sages from different parts of the world.

Ganga Aarti (Har ki Pauri) - 5 KM

Ganga Aarti is a religious prayer that takes place at the bank of the sacred river Ganga at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar. Bringing in tourists and devotees from all over the world, it is a ritual of light and sound where the priests perform prayers with bowls of fire and the ringing of the temple bells. Visitors float "diyas" (small candles) and flowers, surrounded by the chanting of the mantras and the reflection of the lights off the surface of the flowing river, which is said to be blessed by the Goddess Ganga.

Mansa Devi - 6 KM

Mansa Devi is a famous temple in Haridwar dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. Located on the top of Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the temple can only be reached through a ropeway or trekking. The cable car ropeway is a particularly enjoyable experience for the people visiting the temple as it offers a breathtaking view of the city of Haridwar and the river Ganga flowing amid small, crammed houses. Named Mansa meaning wishes, the deity at the religious site is believed to fulfill the wishes of the devotees. This ancient temple draws locals and tourists in equal numbers because of its religious significance. The shrine is one of the five Panch Tirath of Haridwar and apex of the Siddh Peeth triangle – Mansa Devi, Maya Devi, and Chandi Devi.

Chandi Devi - 7 KM

Standing atop the Neel Parvat, the Chandi Devi temple was built in 1929 AD by the king of Kashmir Suchat Singh. It is believed that the main statue of goddess Chandi Devi, who killed the demon brothers Shumbh-Nishumbh, was laid here in the 8th century AD by Adi ShankracharyaThe Chandi Devi temple can now be reached by a ropeway as well.

Sati Kund - 9 KM

Sati Kund is actually the site of the YAGNA KUND, the sacrificial fire. According to Hindu traditions, it is the tank where SATI (LORD SHIVA'S WIFE) put herself to fire. Sati burnt herself in the wake of the insulting demeanor of his father Daksha Prajapati towards Lord Shiva. This YAGNA KUND is today famously known as Sati Kund. GODDESS SATI (ALSO KNOWN AS DAKSHAYANI) is worshipped particularly by Hindu women to pray for the long lives of their husbands. As per Hindu mythology, Dakshayani is the first wife of Lord Shiva while Parvati is the second one.

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