Haridwar, Literally means 'The gateway to the Gods'. It's the place where the river Gange descands to the plain. A Gateway to the four pilgrimage of uttrakhand, Haridwar is variously mentioned as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, Mokhsadwar in the ancient Hindu scriptures and epics. A major Shaktipeeth from time immemorial, the place is believed to have both sanctified by the powerful trinity of Hindu mythology – Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh. This is why the place has been a ever-refershing mystic venue for the purification of the mind, body and soul.
The temple of Chandi Devi atop the neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga was constructed in 1929 AD by the king of Kashmir – Suchat Singh. The temple is a 3 km trek from Chandi Ghat. Legend has it that Chanda-Munda the army chief of the local demon king, humbha – Nishumbha, was killed by Goddess Chandi here after which the place got the name Chandi Devi.
This is one of the important temples of Haridwar. It has eight stories in which the images of cities, heroes and great men are installed.
It is the famous ashram of Gayatri. Followers and Pilgrims from far and wide coverage here for yoga and natural cures.