The Chandi Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandi. It is located in Haridwar in Uttrakhand, India. The idol of Goddess Chandi was established in this temple by Saint Shankaracharya in the eighth century. The temple is among 53 shakteepetha and also among five holy places of haridwar. The temple was rebuilt by King Suchat Singh of Kashmir in 1929 AD. The devotees can reach this place via trekking which is 3 km long and also via cable car ropeway.
About the Temple
Chandi Devi is among the most famous temples of India. This temple is also known as Siddh peetha, as it is believed to have powers to fulfill the wishes of devotees. Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is situated atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. Goddess Chandika Devi rested for a short while on Neel Parvat. This happened after she killed demon kings, Shumbh and Nishumbha. Chandi Devi Temple was constructed in 1929 by Suchat Singh, who was the reigning king of Kashmir. However, it was believed that the idol present in the temple was installed in 8th century, by Adi Shankaracharya.
Legend and Stories
The kingdom over which Lord Indra reigned was taken over by two demon kings named Shumbh and Nishumbh. These demons had begun to throw away gods from heaven. It was therefore time to create a powerful goddess. Finally, from the cells of goddess Parvati was created a goddess - Chandika Devi. Since the goddess was very beautiful, demon king Shumbh wished to marry her but was refused. This denial led to an enraged combat. The goddess first killed Chand Munda, the demon's army chief and then were slain the demon kings Shumbh and Nishumbh. Since the battle took place on the Neel Parvat, the temple is a tribute to the whole incident.
Thousands of devotees flock to the temple, especially during the festivals of Chandi Chaudas and Navratra and the Kumbha Mela in Haridwar
$ 210 per person (160/- for ropeway journey)
To seek the blessings of the goddesses who is believed to fulfill their wishes. The temple is a must visit for the pilgrims going to Haridwar.
The nearest airport is in Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun 37 kms. The nearest railway station is in Haridwar 4 km, and it is well connected by road.
Chandi Devi Temple,
Pincode – 249401,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Destruction of Evil
- Healthy Progeny
- Good Spouse
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations again and again to the Devi who resides in the name of Vishnu's maya in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Chetanetyaabhi Dheeyate Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as consciousness in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Nidraa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as sleep in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Kshudhaa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as hunger in all beings.
The temple is open from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM.