Daksh Prajapati Temple is one of the oldest temple of Haridwar, on the banks of river Ganga. Tourists may take the holy dip in river Ganga and then go for darshan at the temple. The temple has good amount of parking space available.
During the month of saavan, the temple attracts a lot of tourists and there are long queues for darshan, which may take hours.
On the note of caution, tourists must be beware of monkeys in the temple area.
History of Daksh Prajapati Temple – The temple is named after king Daksh Prajapati, had a daughter Sati, who married to Lord Shiva. Once King Daksh organized a grand homa (fire worship) and invited all great sages, saints and Gods, except for Lord Shiva. Daughter of the king felt insulted for her husband and she jumped into the fire. The place where the homa was performed was converted into Daksh Prajapati Temple.
The famous history of the Daksh Prajapati Temple is depicted on the walls of the temple. The temple has two parts – one is shivlinga and other is place of yajna.