Daksh Mahadev Temple
Daksh Mahadev Temple
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  • Sridhar
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blissful!
    We visited the temple during the afternoon hours in our recent trip to Haridwar. We had a wait time of 30mnts. or so and had a lovely darshan. We used an e-Rikshaw to get to the temple from our hotel. There are counters to deposit your footwear within the temple complex. So, keep your footwear on until you are inside the temple complex. The grounds were hot and we couldn't be without our footwear for long. Parking is available. Enjoy your visit and do not go in front of other people who are waiting in line.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • HofH999
    Melbourne, Australia1,167 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    This temple is central to the holiness of Haridwar and in the heart of Kankhal which the oldest part of town. Understanding the story of the death and commemoration of Lord Shiva’s wife is fascinating. The area has offices of the 13 Hindu cults/denominations and many ashrams. The walk along the water front of the Ganges is spectacular including sights of cremations.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India2,229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The temple of in-laws of lord Shiva
    It's believed that Daksha, the father-in-law of Lord Mahadev, holds significance in the lore surrounding the temple. Upon entering, you're greeted by a striking statue depicting Lord Mahadev carrying the lifeless body of Sati. The temple boasts ample parking space for visitors' convenience. Make sure to utilize the counters provided for storing your footwear; refrain from leaving them near the entrance, but rather place them securely until you locate the designated shoe stand. Inside the temple, you'll find a few small shops offering food items, adding to the experience. Though there might be a modest queue for darshan, the wait is typically brief. The temple grounds are adorned with several other shrines, creating a serene atmosphere. Adjacent to the temple flows the holy Ganga, inviting visitors for a purifying bath. Overall, the temple is a testament to divine beauty and is undoubtedly a must-visit destination.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2024
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Debashis T
Dehradun, India2,229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It's believed that Daksha, the father-in-law of Lord Mahadev, holds significance in the lore surrounding the temple. Upon entering, you're greeted by a striking statue depicting Lord Mahadev carrying the lifeless body of Sati. The temple boasts ample parking space for visitors' convenience. Make sure to utilize the counters provided for storing your footwear; refrain from leaving them near the entrance, but rather place them securely until you locate the designated shoe stand. Inside the temple, you'll find a few small shops offering food items, adding to the experience. Though there might be a modest queue for darshan, the wait is typically brief. The temple grounds are adorned with several other shrines, creating a serene atmosphere. Adjacent to the temple flows the holy Ganga, inviting visitors for a purifying bath. Overall, the temple is a testament to divine beauty and is undoubtedly a must-visit destination.
Written 10 June 2024
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HofH999
Melbourne, Australia1,167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This temple is central to the holiness of Haridwar and in the heart of Kankhal which the oldest part of town. Understanding the story of the death and commemoration of Lord Shiva’s wife is fascinating. The area has offices of the 13 Hindu cults/denominations and many ashrams. The walk along the water front of the Ganges is spectacular including sights of cremations.
Written 24 October 2023
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Sridhar
Eden Prairie, MN385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We visited the temple during the afternoon hours in our recent trip to Haridwar. We had a wait time of 30mnts. or so and had a lovely darshan. We used an e-Rikshaw to get to the temple from our hotel. There are counters to deposit your footwear within the temple complex. So, keep your footwear on until you are inside the temple complex. The grounds were hot and we couldn't be without our footwear for long. Parking is available. Enjoy your visit and do not go in front of other people who are waiting in line.
Written 17 July 2023
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EnjoyUrHoliday
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India279 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Religious place so can't say good or bad. The place is nice and clean and plenty of parking facility. Obviously parking is not free.
Written 17 April 2023
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ronit gaikwad
Mumbai, India3,179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The temple is a beautiful place with the environment offering peace and tranquility. It is primarily famous due to the story that this was the same place where goddess Sati burnt herself by jumping into the fire, and the same kund, as they call it, is also revered and worshipped here. The temple area is divided into various parts, and almost all the important Hindu deities are worshipped at this place. However, it is clearly stated that clicking photos inside the temple premises is strictly prohibited.

The area behind the temple is serene. There is a ghat built where people perform puja. You can also sit and relax since the water flowing is soothing to watch, and dipping your feet in it helps you calm down due to the cool temperature. But overall, this place is worth the visit partly due to its importance in the Hindu scriptures and also because of the aura the area has of making you feel calm and composed !!!!
Written 20 December 2022
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ravi p
Auckland Central, New Zealand597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Another must visit temple in haridwar. Mahadev mandhir is so devine... there is a bore just outisde the temple and water is so sweet & chilled as it comes from ganga i guess and u can drink happily
Written 20 June 2022
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cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Daksha Mahadev temple is located in Kankhal area of Haridwar. This is about 5 kms from mainn city. As per Hindu mythology, it is believed that Daksha prajapati organised a yagna at this place inviting all devas, sages except Mahadev to insult him. Mahadev's wife Sati had a confrontation with Daksha and sacrificed her body by jumping into the yagna kund. Mahadev became very angry and tore one of his hair, threw it in the ground from which his ferocious form of Veerbhadra emerged. He destroyed the yagna and cut Daksha's head. Daksha was responsible for the expansion of srishti, so the Brahma & devas requested Mahadev to make him alive. Mahadev brought Daksha into life by adding head of a male goat on his body. The temple is built at the same place where yagna was performed by Daksha. Very important for Shaivaites and lot of people gather on the day of Shivratri.
The entry in the temple is free and open throughout the day. Be careful of the monkeys. There is car parking near the temple and you have to walk just 100 meters for the temple. Can be visited anytime during the year however summer may be uncomfortable if crowded. We did not find any crowd during our visit.
Written 18 December 2021
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Rohit Gupta
Ghaziabad District, India30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Category : History/ Religion
Ideal Time - 2 Hrs / Rating 4.4 Out 5
Daksha Mahadev Temple :Located 1.5 Kms from Har Ki Pauri. is also known as Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, is one of the oldest temples Located in Kankhal in Haridwar.Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati, the temple was named after Goddess Swati’s father, King Daksha Prajapati. The temple houses a Yajna Kund and also has a thousand year old Banyan tree. The Daksha ghat on the left of the main temple allows devotees to take a dip in the holy Ganga River. Open All days 4Am to 7 Pm
Written 27 December 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Daksheswar Mahadev Temple is a Shiva temple named for King Daksha Prajapati, who was the father of Sati, while Sati was the first consort of Shiva. Daksheswar Mahadev Temple is one of the many temples in Haridwar and purely from an aesthetic point of view, it’s not all that interesting.
Written 26 December 2019
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Meera Joshi
Surat, India37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Daksh Mahadev mandir is mythological place where Parvati Mata became Sati and left her life in Sati Kund. One visiting at Haridwar should visit this temple.
Written 11 December 2019
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