Shri Bhirbhanjan
Mahadevo Vijayatetarām
Shrimat-Swami Vishvatmananda Giri


Haridwar is a “Pauranik” city and it is one of the seven cities also called as “Sapta-Puris”. The history of this city can be traced long back and the description of the same can be easily seen in main Puranas like Vishnu-Purana, Shiva-Purana etc. “Maya Devi” is the residing Deity of this city and hence it is also called as “Mayapuri”. It is one among the four cities where the “Kumbha-Parva” is organized after every 12 years which itself shows its significance. The Pilgrimage tour for Yamnotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath (Char Dham) starts from here. The simple meaning of Hari-Dwar is “The Door to Lord Hari”.

Haridwar is connected to the various parts of the country through Rail, Road and Airways and it is only 225 kms from the country’s capital Delhi.

The best season for the pilgrimage of the “Char-Dham” and for visiting purposes is between April to October. Otherwise, November to March is also good, as there is very little rush of the visitors and it is quite peaceful in Haridwar.

Visiting Places

Maya Devi, Har-Ki-Paidi, Manasa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Sati Ghat and Daksha Prajapati Temple are the important visiting places in Haridwar.

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