Chandi Devi Temple is one of the most sacred points for devotees and is located on a Neel Parvat in Haridwar. It is one of the well-known pilgrimages where devotees flock to seek the blessings of the Goddesses who is believed to fulfill their wishes. To reach there and get a blessing, the devotee will have to climb for about 45 mins up the steep hill to reach the temple premises. The image of the Goddess in the Chandi Devi Temple is said to be installed by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century A.D.Chandi Devi Temple is one of the most ancient temples in north India.
The Mythology of Chandi Devi Temple in Haridwar
According to Hindu mythology, the ancient kingdom of Lord Indra was captured by two demons called Shumbh and Nishumbh, who had thrown the Gods from heaven. Prayers of the gods were heard by Chandika Devi; a powerful Goddess was formed from the cells of Goddess Parvathi. She was a beautiful and dynamic Goddess, and demon King Shumbh wished to marry her.
She refused, and the king sent Chanda and Munda to kill her. They were killed by Kalika devi. She was born out of Chandika Devi's anger. When their efforts failed, the Demon kings themselves tried to kill Chandika Devi but were slain by the Goddess. Battle won, and Chandika Devi rested for a short while at Neel Parvat. After that, the Chandi Devi Temple Haridwar was built to keep the Goddess among the mortals and welcome her back again.
About 200 meters from Chandi Devi Haridwar, there is a temple of Anjanadevi, the mother of Hanuman.
Apart from these, the land of Haridwar is blessed with numerous holy shrines that hold great significance in Hindu Mythology. You can visit and collect priceless experiences through our well-designed Haridwar tour packages.