Vaishno Devi Temple is a replica of Kashmir in Haridwar!
Located just 5km from the city railway station, this temple is a popular destination for both devout worshippers and nature lovers alike. But let’s be clear: if you’re looking for an exact replica of the Vaishno Devi Temple in Kashmir, you might be in for a bit of a surprise!
Sure, there are tunnels and caves that lead to the inner sanctum where the shrine of Goddess Vaishno Devi resides, but that’s where the similarities end. Once you climb the steep stairs and crawl through the narrow tunnel, you’ll be treated to the sight of the idol of Maa Vaishno Devi and replicas of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India.
Legend has it that the Vaishno Devi Temple of Haridwar was built in memory of Trikuta, a devotee of Lord Ram who prayed so devoutly that he agreed to marry her in his last earthly incarnation.
But let’s not forget about the stunning view of the surrounding landscape. Nature lovers will be in paradise with the gorgeous scenery that surrounds the temple. And for those who prefer modern conveniences, fear not! Taxis are readily available for hire from any site in the city.