March 27, 2016

Anand Bhairav Temple - Haridwar

Site Name: Anand Bhairav Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple 
Location:  Haridwar, Uttarakhand state, India
Highlights: An important Bhairav temple across the entire country
Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar
Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 35 kms from Haridwar
How to reach: Well connected by road 
Hotel: A lot of options including low cost and free accommodation such as ashrams
Restaurants: Varieties of options - but only vegetarian

Haridwar is a religious city located on the banks of the beautiful Ganges river in Uttarakhand state of India. The city is an ancient city and has so many sacred places and temples for Hindus. It is considered as one of the seven most sacred sites of Hindus. Haridwar is dotted with a lot of religiously important sites such as temples and ghats. Let us explore a popular temple named Anand Bhairav Temple in this article.

Anand Bhairav Temple is one of the oldest temples of Haridwar. It is located near the popular Maya Devi temple

The temple is small and the structure appears to be renovated and new. In the sanctum, Bhairav is found in the form of a Linga with eyes, nose and mustache sculpted on it. A formless red colored idol is also found near this Linga.

There are three other sub-shrines in this temple. Dattatreya in the sitting posture is found in one sub-shrine. Another sub-shrine has the stucco images of many deities such as Linga, Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, Kartikeya and Kali. There is a separate section for the stucco idols of Navagraha along with their respective mounts. Ganesh idol is also situated near Navagraha.

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