Bilkeswar Temple - Bilkeswar Temple In Haridwar
Bilbkeswar temple is ancient temple in Haridwar. Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a religious place at Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Bilkeshwar Mahade Temple is yet one more place which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. As the story told by the board placed outside the temple, Parvatidid penance so many years for Lord Shiva under the Bilva tree, therefore the name of the temple is Bilbkeswar Temple. The God, pleased with the prayers of Parvati, blessed her and agreed to take her as his wife. The very old temple is very popular among the local crowd. The place is surrounded by Sureswari Devi Range of Rajaji National Park, and you will have to go uphill to visit the temple.
History of Temple
In ancient time King Daksha’s daughter Sati got married with Lord Shiva. King Daksha performed a big Yagna. Everyone was invited in Yagna instead of Shiva & Sati. In this yagya, Mother Sati had burn herself. Lord Shiva gets angry & destroyed Yagna of Daksha. After this, Lord Shankar got absorbed in penance.
Later, AsuraTarakasurawas born in the monster clan.He pleased Lord Shankar by doing severe penance.Lord Shankar pleased and asked to ask for the boon. He asked for the boon to become a world champion and never die. Bhagwan Shankar gave both boons and the one who is born has to die.So he said that whoever be your son, I should die because he knew that Bhagwan Shankar will not marry nor will he have any children.Bhagwan Shankar disappeared by giving him a boon. After getting the boon, Tarakasura subjugated the three addicted to heaven and his terror spread all around.Meanwhile, Sati Mata was born as the daughter (Parvati) of King Himachal, his wife Naina.Narada Muni told that it will be the owner of the Patino loco and you will also be recognized in all the three locos, when Mata Parvati asked how she would meet.Then Naradaji asked him to do penance in Bilb forest at Haridwar.She (Gauri / Patvati) started doing penance along with herfriends;therefore the name of the temple is Bilbkeswar Temple. The God, pleased with the prayers of Parvati, blessed her and agreed to take her as his wife.
Places to Visit in Bilbkeswar Temple
In the Temple there is really old Bilb tree &Shivlingm. The temple is very popular among the local crowd.
Things to do in Bilbkeswar Temple
Devotees can see the holy Bilb Tree &Shivlingmform. This temple throngs with tourists in the month of August, which is also known as the holy month of Sawan. This month is also known as the month of Lord Shiva, according to the Hindu calendar. Special rituals are also performed here on the Shivratri, the marriage day of Shiva and Shakti.
Places to Visit Near Bilbkeswar Temple
There is a small kund (pool) near the temple which is known as Gauri Kund. Where it believed Parvati drank water from this kund(pool) during her penance. The place is surrounded by Sureswari Devi Range of Rajaji National Park, and you will have to go uphill to visit the temple.
How to Reach Bilbkeswar Temple
Its only 03km far from Haridwar station, 30 km from Rishikesh, 210 km from Delhi, 50 km from Dehradun, 45 km from Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 90 km from Mussoorie. You can go by the Rickshaw to the Temple.