The Kal Bhairav Temple at Nirmal Bagh, is situated near the town Kankhal, which lies on the outskirts of the sacred city of Haridhwar. It is believed that Kal Bhairav had taken rest at this place, when Lord Shiva sent him to save Sati. The temple is surrounded by beautiful garden and the atmosphere around the temple is so serene. To the east of the temple lies an ancient door. Two other temples along with a unique statue of Goddess Kali is also seen in its vicinity. Well laid roads connect Kankhal and Haridwar.
How to Reach Haridwar
The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is a located 35 km from Haridwar, is the closest domestic airport. The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the nearest International Airport.
The Haridwar Railway Station is located nearest to this place. The station has train services to many India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad but it lacks direct trains to major cities of Central India like Jabalpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Nagpur, etc. Numerous trains are available to Haridwar from Delhi which departs from 3 stations namely Delhi (DLI), New Delhi (NDLS) and H Nizamuddin (NZM).
Haridhwar is an important pilgrimage centre and thus is well connected to many towns and cities through proper roadways. Many State and National Highways pass through Haridhwar. The National highway connecting Haridwar to Delhi provides a comfortable travel to the pilgrims. National Highway 58, between Delhi and Mana Pass passes through Haridwar, connecting it with other cities like Ghaziabad, Meerut, Muzzafarnagar, Roorkee and Badrinath. National Highway 74 which starts from Haridwar and connects it with places like Kashipur, Nagina, Pilibhit and Bareilly.
Kal Bhairav Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
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.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.