Maya Devi Temple Haridwar is a Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Maya which is located in the Uttarakhand state of India. Maya Devi Temple is one of the 52 Shakti Peeths located in India. Inside Maya Devi Temple, the statue of Mata Chamunda, Maha Durga, and Maha Kali are established. Maya Devi is considered as the aspect of Goddess Lakshmi.
The temple is located on the east side of Har ki Pauri. There is no restriction on taking photographs in the temple premises. Leather items are not allowed in the temple. On the occasion of Navaratri and Kumbh Mela, there are huge crowds of devotees, which comes from different parts of the country.
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Maya Devi Temple Haridwar History
According to Hindu mythology, when Goddess Sati sacrificed his life in the Havan Kund on the insult of his husband Lord Shiva by his father. After which Lord Shiva was lost in the discontinuity of Sati and started moving around the universe with her lifeless body. Seeing this, Lord Vishnu broke the body of Sati with his weapon which fell into 52 places on earth. Today all the places are known as Shakti Peeth.
According to Hindu Values, it is believed that where the Maya Devi temple is situated today, the navel and heart of Goddess Sati fell. One feature of Maya Devi Shaktipeeth is that along with Mansa Devi Temple and Chandi Devi Temple together form a triangle. It is believed that the divine benefit of this wonderful triangle is received by the devotees who come here.
All the devotees and tourists from the entire country take bath in river Ganga then they visit the temple and receive the blessing of Goddess. Goddess Shakti symbolizes the Divine Power and this divine power has been given great respect in the Hindu Religion.
Maya Devi Temple Haridwar Timings
The opening time of the temple is from 6:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. The morning aarti in the temple is held between 5-6 am and the evening aarti is held between 6-7 pm. Worship with the true heart in this temple fulfill all the desires.
How to reach Maya Devi Temple in Haridwar
Maya Devi Temple is located in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. The temple is 2.2 km far from Har Ki Pauri Ghat. One can reach the temple by foot or by auto or rickshaw. Haridwar railway station is 950 meters far from the temple. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport which is 38 km far from Maya Mandir.