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Chandi Devi Temple

  • Pramod Pant
  • 15-Apr-2018
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Chandi Devi Temple

Constructed in 1929 AD. by the King of Kashmir, Suchat Singh, the Chandi Devi Temple is situated atop the Neel Parvat. It is said that Goddess Chandi Devi killed the army chief of the local demon king Shumbha Nishumbha and that is how the temple got its name. Adi Shankaracharya is said to have installed the main idol of Goddess Chandi Devi in this temple in the 8th century AD. It is one of the well-known Siddha Peethas in North India and devotees make their way to this temple to seek the blessings of Chandi Devi and for their wishes to be fulfilled. The temple is six kilometres from Haridwar and there is a three-kilometre trek to reach the temple. The devotees can also take the cable car or use the ropeway service leading to the temple that starts near Gauri Shankar Temple.