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Daksh Mahadev Temple, Haridwar

Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple is believed to be situated at the place where according to the Hindu mythology, king Daksha Prajapati who was the father of Sati, Lord Shiva’s first wife, performed Yagya. This temple is considered a sacred place for devotees of Lord Shiva and is comparatively less crowded than other temples of the city.
The temple was built in 1810 by Queen Dhankaur and was then rebuilt in 1962. Shivlingam which is one of the main part of the temple is considered as the neck portion of Daksh Prajapati who was decptivated by Maha Rudra. Daksha Prajapati is known to be one of the fourteen Prajapatis who preside over procreation and are the protector of life in Hindu Mythology.

How to Reach

The bus going to Kanhal can drop you near the temple or you can book a taxi to reach the temple.