The Chandi Devi Temple in Haridwar is a dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi. The temple is located in the holy city of Haridwar in the state of Uttarakhand.
The temple is located atop the Neel Parvat on the eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the Himalayas’ southernmost mountain series.
During his time as King of Kashmir, Suchat Singh established the Chandi Devi Temple in 1929.
The main murti of Chandi Devi in the temple, on the other hand, is supposed to have been installed in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, one of Hindu religion’s greatest priests.
Chandi Devi Temple Haridwar – Neel Parvat Teerth
The temple, also known as Neel Parvat Teerth, is one of Haridwar’s Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages).
Devotees regard the Devi Temple as a Siddh Peetha, or a site of worship where desires are fulfilled.
It is one of three such Peethas in Haridwar, along with Mansa Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple.
Chandi Devi Temple presiding deity
Goddess Chandi also known as Chandika is the presiding deity of the temple.
Chandi Devi Temple Haridwar Story
As per legends long long ago, the demon rulers Shumbha and Nishumbha conquered the kingdom of Indra, the god-king of heaven, and exiled the gods from Swarga (heaven).
After intensive petitions from the gods, Parvati took the shape of Chandi.
Shumbha despatched his demon leaders Chanda and Munda to kill her.
They were murdered by the goddess Chamunda, who arose from Chandika’s rage.
Shumbha and Nishumbha then attempted to assassinate Chandika but were defeated by the goddess.
Following that, Chandika is claimed to have rested for a brief time at the peak of Neel Parvat, where a shrine was eventually built to commemorate the legend.
In addition, the mountain range’s two peaks are known as Shumbha and Nishumbha.
How to reach chandi devi temple?
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/BoKAcFV34JhtXT638
Address: W5MJ+G63, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249408
Open timings: 5.00 AM to 7.00 PM everyday
Chandi Devi Temple Ropeway
A ropeway ride is a practical way to reach the summit of the Temple.
It crosses the mountains for around 4-5 kilometres and brings you through a gorgeous journey where you may experience the splendour of this region firsthand.
A journey through the Chandi Devi Udankhatola costs roughly INR 84 per person.