Daksheswar Mahadev Temple

About Daksheswar Mahadev Temple

Daksheswar Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, graces Kankhal, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. Named after King Daksha Prajapati, it was built by Queen Dhankaur in 1810 and reconstructed in 1962. A sacred site for Shaivaite devotees, especially during Maha Shivaratri, it tells the tale of Sati’s sacrifice in the Daksha yajna.

Adjacent structures include the Das Mahavidya temple and a Ganga shrine. Geographically located at 29°55′18.72″N 78°08′45.04″E, the temple boasts Nagara-style architecture, a testament to Queen Dhankaur’s vision in 1810 CE.

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