Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple, Kankhal – Here, Goddess Uma (Sati) immolated herself

Daksha Prajapati Mandir, Kankhal, Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India)

Entrance to Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple

History of Shree Daksheshwar Mahadev temple narrated by the temple priest as follows:

Lord Brahma had two sons. ‘Narad‘ and ‘Daksha‘.

Lord Brahma requested Narad to create the Universe but as Narad was a divine sage and not interested, the request was forwarded to Daksha. The universe was created. Daksha was unanimously selected as the leader and was named Daksha Prajapati.

Once at Allahabad Yagya was organized by Daksha Prajapati. Each and every person present at the Yagya site paid standing respect to Daksha except Lord Shiva which was not liked by Daksha Prajapati. He with bad intentions once again organized Yagya at Kankhal, Haridwar, and invited all Devtaas except Lord Shiva and Goddess Uma – his daughter. But Uma attended the Yagya without any invitation and was insulted by her father. She jumped into the Yagya Kund and killed herself.

Daksheshwar Mahadev temple is the location where Yagya was organized by Daksha Prajapati and Uma (Sati) killed herself and finally Daksha Prajapati was killed by Lord Virbhadra.

Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple is situated at Kankhal in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.