Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, Haridwar

  • Spend Time

    01 Hour

  • Best Time To Visit

    Any Time During The Year

  • Timings

    04:00 Am To 07:00 Pm



Daksha Mahadev temple is one of the most ancient temples of Lord Shiva, situated in Kankhal. The temple is approximately 4 km away from the main township of Haridwar.
The temple is named after King Daksha Prajapati, father of Goddess Sati Devi, Lord Shiva's first wife.
The temple is a main pilgrimage centre for Shaivaite devotees on Maha Shivaratri. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Daksha is one of the fourteen Prajapatis, creator deities, presiding over procreation, and protector of life, in Hindu mythology.
The present temple was built by Queen Dhankaur in 1810 AD and rebuilt in 1962, and is a place of pilgrimage for Shaivaite devotees on Maha Shivaratri.


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