Temples in Uttarakhand many of which hold great religious and cultural significance.
The Temples in Uttrakhand are called Devbhoomi, or the “Land of the Gods”.You can find many ancient temples that have attracted pilgrims, seekers, and adventurers for centuries. The journey to Uttrakhand will leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul because this, Journey of Faith and Discovery, will give you a chance to connect with both the divinity within and the awe-inspiring natural world around.
So let’s embark on the journey to explore the sacred halls of the most beautiful, peaceful northern Indian state, a treasure trove of natural beauty and spiritual significance.
- Kedarnath Temple
- Badrinath Temple
- Dhari Devi Temple
- Kartik Swami Temple
- Mansa Devi Temple
A Sacred Abode of Lord Shiva
The temple is located amidst the majestic Himalayan ranges of Uttarakhand. This jyotirlinga temple is a part of Char dham yatra and illustrates a unique connection to the sublime forces of nature. This temple is perched at an altitude of 11,755 feet. Mandakini River adds charm and divinity to the serene ambiance. This temple visit can only be done during warmer months of the year because during winter the temple experiences extreme weather conditions, including heavy snowfalls and storms.
Timings: May to October only, 4 am–9 pm
A Spiritual Odyssey in the Himalayas
It is a perfect temple for internal exploration and peace, as it is surrounded by towering peaks, glistening rivers, and serene landscapes. According to a Hindu legend, this was the place where lord Vishnu meditated. The temple shows a harmonious blend of tradition, spirituality, and artistic brilliance. Apart from having religious and archaeological importance, this temple possesses a spiritual aura. The Badrinath temple shows boundless mysteries of existence and the interconnectedness of all life. The most important festival of the temple is Mata Murti Ka Mela.
Timings: 6 am–12 pm, 4–9 pm
The femininity of divine origin
Located on the banks of the Alaknanda River, this temple is dedicated to the goddess Dhari Devi. Both devotees and tourists are attracted to the temple because of its cultural and religious importance. Only the upper half of the goddess’s body is worshipped here the lower body is in Kalimath( a village of Rudraprayagraj). Goddess Dhari is often said to be the guardian deity of Uttarakhand.
Timings: From 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Kartik Swami Temple
Kartikey or Kartik Swami was the son of lord shiva, and Goddess Parvati. Kartikey offered bones in devotion to his father, lord Shiva. The temple is perched on a hilltop, providing spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Devotees and tourists alike come together for the sandhya aarti and bhajans which adds more charm to this temple. The natural beauty of the region and the spiritual ambience of the temple make this temple a perfect place for meditation and spiritual solace.
Timings: From 6 AM to 11.30 AM and then 5 PM to 8.30 PM.
Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi temple is located in the Haridwar city of Uttarakhand. This holy temple is also known as Bhilwa Tirth and is also a part of Panch Tirth You can witness a stunning view of the holy city of Haridwar and the Ganges River because the temple is situated atop the Bilwa Parvat. If you want to visit this temple, try going to Navaratri because this festival these nine nights, the temple premises are beautifully decorated and various religious ceremonies are organized. People from different parts of the country come to witness this unique blend of spirituality and natural beauty.
Timings: From 5 am to 9 pm