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Maya Devi Temple, Haridwar

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Maya Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Maya in the holy city of Haridwar of Uttarakhand state in India. It is believed that the heart and navel of goddess Sati fell in the region where the temple stands today and thus it is sometimes referred to as a Shakti Peetha.Goddess Maya is the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar. She is a three-headed and four-armed deity who is believed to be an incarnation of Shakti. Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri in reverence to this deity. The temple is a Siddh Peetha which are the places of worship where desires get fulfilled. It is one of three such Peethas located in Haridwar, the other two being Chandi Devi Temple and Mansa Devi Temple.DescriptionThe temple dates back to the eleventh century. It is one of the three ancient temples of Haridwar which are still intact, the other two being Narayana-shila and Bhairava Temple. The inner shrine consists of murtis (icons) of goddesses Maya in the centre, Kali on the left, Kamakhya on the right. There are also two other goddesses who are also forms of Shakti, present in the inner shrine. The temple is located to the east of Har ki Pauri and is easily accessible by buses and auto rickshaws. It is regarded as a must visit for devotees going to Haridwar.
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  • Very nice place to go and visit the temple. It has ample parking space and a comfortable walk to the temple. A must visit. 
    Very nice place to go and visit the temple. It has ample parking space and a comfortable walk to the temple. A must visit.  more »
  • Category : History/ Religion Ideal Time - 2 Hrs / Rating 4.6 Out 5 Maya Devi Temple :Located 1.5 Kms from Har Ki Pauri. The temple is Dedicated to Maya devi An Incarnation of Shakti and dates... 
    Category : History/ Religion Ideal Time - 2 Hrs / Rating 4.6 Out 5 Maya Devi Temple :Located 1.5 Kms from Har Ki Pauri. The temple is Dedicated to Maya devi An Incarnation of Shakti and dates...  more »
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  • Very nice and clean temple near ganga ghat har ki podi ,haridwar, uttrakhand... There is dharamshala as well, you can stay their also
  • Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri which is because of the Goddess Maya Devi. Dating to the 11th century CE, this ancient temple of Maya Devi, the Adhishthatri Devi (Patron Goddess) of Haridwar, is considered one of the Siddhapithas and is said to be the place where the heart and navel of Goddess Sati had fallen. It is one of few ancient temples still standing in Haridwar, along with Narayani Shila temple and Bhairav Temple.

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