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Maya Devi Temple, Haridwar

MayaDeviTemple is an important Shakti Shrine in Haridwar. The temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti. The temple is located to the east of Har ki Pauri and Navratri during Chaitra and Ashwin attracts thousands of devotees. The 11th century temple has murtis of Goddess Maya, Goddess Kali and Goddess Kamakhya.

Importance of Maya Devi Temple to Haridwar

The popular belief is that worship at the temple helps in fulfillment of desires.
Haridwar was earlier known as Mayapuri and the deity at the temple is the Adhisthatri God of Haridwar.
Legend of the Temple

Another legend associated with temple states that the navel of Goddess Sati fell here (some believe it is the heart) when She was carried around the earth by Shiva after Her death. At the Daksha Yajna, Sati jumped into the fire and self immolated as she could not listen to the insults hurled at her husband, Shiva, by her father Daksha.

An angry Shiva roamed around the universe with the body of Goddess Sati. There was total imbalance…

Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple Video – With Darshan of Goddess Lakshmi

MahalakshmiTemple in Kolhapur is a popular shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. A high quality video on youtube provides the darshan of the main murti worshipped at the KolhapurMahalakshmiTemple. The video commentary is in Marathi.

Link - Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple Video