Vaishno Devi Temple
#5 of 23 Places to Visit in Haridwar
Distance (From Haridwar Jn Railway Station): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: At Jwalapur
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5 km from Haridwar Junction Railway Station, Vaishno Devi Temple, a replica of Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu, is located at Jwalapur in Haridwar.
The Temple is dedicated to Mata Vaishno Devi, and is modeled after the famous Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu & Kashmir. This temple is relatively new but it has been attracting large number of tourists. This temple is becoming a major tourist attraction in Haridwar.
The main deities in the temple are Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Kali and Goddess Saraswati. It is believed that all three Goddesses together became Vaishno Devi in order to kill the demon Mahishasura. It is believed that the Goddess blesses only those who truly intend to seek her blessings from the bottom of their hearts.
Apart from Kumbh Mela, the temple celebrates many festivals like Basant Panchami, Makar Sankaranti, Ganga Dussera, etc. with great devotion.
Timings: 8 AM to 8 PM.