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Daksha Mahadev temple


Daksheswara Mahadev or Daksha Mahadev sanctuary is a Hindu sanctuary devoted to Lord Shiva, situated in the town of Kankhal, around 4 km from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. It is named in the wake of King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Sati. Daksha is one of the fourteen Prajapatis, maker divinities, who manage multiplication and are the defender of life in Hindu mythology.

About The Temple

Daksheswara Mahadev Temple Standing by the fundamental sanctuary is the Das Mahavidya sanctuary, devoted to the Mahavidyas. It is a setting for devotees of Devi to assemble for extraordinary pujas amid the Navratri festivities. There is additionally a sanctuary in the complex committed to Ganga waterway. By the sanctuary is the Daksha Ghat on the Ganges and close by is the Nileshwar Mahadev Temple.

Legend And Stories

The present sanctuary was constructed by Queen Dhankaur in 1810 and reconstructed in 1962. It is a position of journey for Shaivaite devotees on Maha Shivaratri As said in the Mahabharata and different writings of Hinduism, King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Sati, Shiva's first spouse, performed yajna at where the sanctuary is built. Despite the fact that Sati felt offended when her dad did not welcome Shiva to the custom, she went to the yajna. She found that Shiva was being spurned by her dad and she blazed herself in the Yajna Kunda. Shiva got furious and sent his Gaṇas, the unpleasant demi-god Virabhadra and Bhadrakali to the custom.

On the bearing of Shiva, Virabhadra showed up with Shiva's ganas amidst Daksha's get together like a tempest wind and pursued a furious war with the divine beings and mortals introduce finishing in the decapitation of Daksha, who was later given the head of a goat at the command of Brahma and different divine beings. A great part of the points of interest of the Ashvamedha Yagna (Horse Sacrifice) of Daksha are found in the Vayu Purana.

How to Reach


The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, though Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is preferred. Its neighboring towns are Haridwar, Jwalapur, and Laksar.


The Nearest railway stations are at Jwalapur and Haridwar.


Kankhal is well connected by road to National Highway 58, between Delhi and Manapass.

Temple Address

Daksha Mahadev temple,
Kankhal, Haridwar,


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.

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