Maya Devi Temple

Important information

  • Timing Open: 6.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • Aarti time: 5.30 am
  • Nearest Railway station : Haridwar from 0.5 km.
  • Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun 35 km

Maya devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Maya. Maya Devi temple is among the oldest temples of India. Goddess Maya is believed to be one of the form of Goddess Shakti.  Maya Devi temple is located in the Dev bhoomi, Haridwar, Uttrakhand state, India. The temple is believed to be built in 11th century. The temple is among 53 siddha-peetha and also among panch-teertha in Haridwar. The devotees offer Coconut, flowers, garlands and incense sticks to the Devi.

When King Daksheshwar did not  invite Lord Shiva in the havan, then Devi Sati felt insulted and took Her life by jumping into the havan fire. The Lord Shiva started to move around the universe carrying the dead body of Devi Sati inn His hands. It is believed that at that time only the heart and Naval of Devi Sati fell at this place. After that Maya Devi temple was constructed at this place.

Devotees come to worship the Devi  in large gatherings during the Navratras. In the Maya Devi temple, The deity is shown to have three faces and four arms. Maya devi carries an idol of Kali devi in Her left hand and idol of Kamakhya devi in Her right hand. Maya Devi is one of the three Shakti peetha in Haridwar. The other two being  are Chandi devi and Mansa devi.  These three temple together make a triangle. It is said that Haridwar was known as Mayapuri once in history. The temple is situated in the east direction from Har Ki Paudi in Haridwar. Buses and auto rickshaws are easily available to reach this temple.

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