Kankhal - Kankhal Tour - Daksha Mahadev Kankhal Haridwar

Kankhal is a township about 3 miles south of Haridwar, and mainly pilgrims to Hardwar visit Kankhal at least one time, since it has several main holy places. For a lot of years Kankhal was a much superior municipality than Haridwar, and a lot of rich Hindus built homes in the early 19th century. It's a lesser city now, less busy, and full of ashrams and religious centers. This shows one of the ashrams there, adorned for the Kumbha Mela, and was taken in April 1998.

Kankhal's main magnetism is the Daksha Mahadev shrine, which is a temple to Shiva. The temple's charter legend tells how Shiva's wife Sati (who was also Daksha's daughter) went to her natal home when her father was sponsoring a sacrifice. At the sacrifice, Daksha publicly affronted Shiva, and in her anger and shame Sati self-immolated on the spot. Shiva was furious when he heard the information, and sent his minions to demolish Daksha's give up, which they did. In the end, Daksha proclaimed Shiva as the maximum god of all, and out of loveliness Shiva agreed to remain on that spot forever, in the form of a linga. This particular temple was built in 1961. This photo was taken in February 1990, when the temple was bedecked for the festival of Shivaratri.

This is a blessed banyan tree, whose aerial roots have been wrapped in red cloth. English visitors in 1789 mentioned an massive banyan tree as a blessed object at the Daksha shrine, and even though this is approximately surely not the same tree, it is without doubt elder than any of the temples built here.

How to Reach Kankhal Haridwar

Haridwar Kankhal is positioned at a distance of 4.7 km absent from Har Ki Pauri. It is also linked to NH58, so one can easily reach here by bus or taxi or by auto.
The adjoining railway station from Kankhal is Haridwar railway station which is 2.9 Km distant. Haridwar railway station is well associated with cities like New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Amritsar, Dehradun, Rishikesh etc. The nearby airport is Jolly Grant airport which is 41 Km away from Kankhal. Daily flights are offered from New Delhi and Mumbai to Jollygrant airport. After reaching the airport the guest can hire a cab.