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Neeleshwar Mahadev Temple, Haridwar

NeeleshwarTemple, dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, is a small but very old temple in Haridwar. The temple is located atop a hill. The spot is located near the Kushavarta Ghat.
A source stream of Ganga flows down near the temple and it is known as Neeldhara. People visit the shrine after taking bath in the stream
Neel, an ardent devotee of Shiva, established the Shivling that is worshipped at the NeeleshwarMahadevTemple. The name of the temple is derived from the devotee.
The temple is located 500 meters of Har Ki Paudi.

Story of Rishyasringa Rishi

Sage Rishyasringa was the famous Rishi who performed the Putrakameshi Yajna for Dasharath in the Ramayana. Sri Ram, Bharat, Lakshaman and Shatrughna were born to Dasharath after this yajna. Legend has it that Rishyasringa was born with a pair of horns like deer.

Rishyasringa was the son of Saint Vibhandaka. Legend has it that Sage Vibhandaka was seduced by celestial damsel Urvashi. Semen from Vibhandaka fell into a river and this went into the stomach of a Doe that was drinking water. Rishyasringa was given birth by the Doe (female deer).
After the incident, Sage Vibhandaka had this guilt that he failed control his desire. The visit of Urvashi also disturbed his Brahmacharya and Tapas. Vibhandaka did not want the same fate for his son. So he brought him up without giving knowledge about females. Rishyasringa had never seen a female.
During this period the kingdom of Anga was reeling under severe drought. A Sage predicted that only a yajna conducted Rishyasringa will please the rain g…

Sant Dadu Dayal Quotes and Teachings

A new pot taken from the potter’s furnace may be decorated with many pictures outside. But what use will it be to thee, O Dadu, without any contents? Such are the ones who make outer display of religiosity.
The whole world makes an outer display, whereas the practice of the Saint is within. This is the difference between the two; hence no accord is found between them.
One sits fearlessly by repeating God's Name; the Negative Power can never consume him.

God belongs to the caste of love, love is dear to Him; Love is his body, and love alone is His color.
When love and devotion arise, one is firmly established in blissful meditation.
The One alone dwells within my heart, Day and night I repeat His Name. The Name of God alone is true; keep that within thy heart. Forsake all hypocrisies and cumbrous practices; this is the teaching of all Saints, O Dadu.
The vessel of flesh is impassable and rough, the subtle transmigratory body is drowning in it; Dadu says: If the body is without Ram…