Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Uttarakhand

The Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple is famous for its ritual of offering leaves of Bilva tree and the holy water of river Ganga. This temple is popular amongst the sacred temples. It is said that Goddess Parvati was eating the leaves of Bilva tree in hunger and for preventing thirst of water, the father of all, Lord Bhrama came and offered the water from the river Ganga to Goddess and the source of water is now known as the ‘Gauri-Kund’ situated just 50 steps away from the temple.

The distance of Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple from the Haridwar railway station is around 500 meter. As per the sayings, it is also said that this small sacred temple is the place where Goddess Parvati was worshipping to Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva asked her to be his wife. Bilva is the tree which is recognized as a holy tree for the Hindu religion as it shows the three eyes of Lord Shiva. This old temple is famous and knows to everyone locally which is surrounded by dense forest. The Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple is situated very close to the railway's station and can be reached by walking. Here Lord Shiva, as well as other deities of God, are worshipped daily. It is also said that Goddess Parvati had done the austerity and was bathing in the kund which is now famous as ‘GauriKund’. And now people say that anyone who comes here and pray with wholeheartedly to Lord Shiva, he offers the wish to his devotees. The Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple is visited by many devotees throughout the year.

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Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple open at 05:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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