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Bilkeshwar Mahadev temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and his Consort Goddess Parvati.The place where Goddess Parvati worshipped Shiva, and when Shiva appeared she asked him to accept her as his wife. Bilva is a tree which is quite sacred to Hindus. Its leaves represent the three eyes of Lord Shiva.

History

According to Hindu religious text, the temple is the place where Devi Parvati worshipped Shiva, and when Shiva appeared she asked him to accept her as his wife. The meaning of Bilkeshwar is ‘god of bilva’. Bel-Patra or bilva is ‘leaf of bel’. Bel is mentioned as the sacred and auspicious tree in Puranas. Every part of bel tree is believed to have medicinal qualities.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The nearest bus stop is bus station of Haridwar

The nearest railway station is  Haridwar Jn Railway Station and can be reached by foot.

By Air

The nearest international Airport is Delhi International Airport The Nearest domestic airport is Dehradun Local Airport 36 km .

Sculpture

It is a small temple which, along with the normal shiva linga, houses a shiva linga and nandi made out of stone.

Map

Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple Haridwar

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Extra Information

Best time to visit

The period from May to November is the most favourable to visit the city of Haridwar.

This ancient temple is very popular among the local people. The temple is surrounded by woods in a hilly area. The place also houses small temples for Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Parvati. It is a tradition to offer Bilva leaves to Lord Shiva and to do abhisheka of the Shiva lingam with the water of River Ganga.

Timings and Events
Timings

6 AM to 9 PM

Events

Shivratri 

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