Temples in Dehradun are located amongst the most exotic and mind refreshing cool places that really gives a peace of mind in this fast placed metro live. Some of the temples are among the ancient historical times that have seen generations. Namaste Dehradun-The Free Encyclopedia of Dehradun providing you the information about famous Temples in Dehradun.
Find below a numbers of Temples that are very famous and are flocked by thousands of devotees from various parts of the nation. Must see these places if you are planning for some vacations in beautiful valley- Dehradun.
Tapkeshwar Temple @ Garhi Cantt.
The Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun is an ancient place of worship. The Tapkeshwar Temple is about 5.5 kilometers from the city center. The Tapkeshwar Temple is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located in the Garhi Cantonment area, this temple is an important tourist destination of the hill city. The Tapkeshwar Temple of Dehradun is linked to the city with well maintained roads and witnesses thousands of tourists visiting the temple to pay their obeisance to the deity. A large festival is held on Shivratri day around the Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun. People in large numbers participate in the fair organized on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity every year.
Laxman Sidh Temple @ Dehradun-Haridwar By-pass
Laxman Siddh Temple, located at a distance of 12 km from Dehradun, is known for its scenic beauty. This temple is the cremation site of the Saint-Swami Laxman Siddh, which is visited by large number of tourists every year. According to a popular belief, it is said that the temple is constructed on the same place where Laxman underwent repentance for killing the demon king Ravana. Thousands of devotees visit this temple during the annual Laxman Siddh Fair, which is also a major attraction. Tourists visiting the temple can reach the here only on foot.
Buddha Temple @ Clement Town
One of the most extravagant Buddhist Temples is situated at Clement Town in Dehradun and has been a centre of attraction for International tourists and Buddhist followers. Built in 1965, the structure was created under one of the four schools of Tibetan religion. These were named ‘Nyingma’, and the rest of three known as Sakya, Kagyu and Geluk respectively. It is believed to be the Asia’s largest reliquary and represents Buddhist structural design. Marvelous wall paintings in pure gold color, illustrates the life of Lord Buddha. Near about 50 artists took almost three years to paint the walls of the exemplary structure with gold paint. The remarkable fat about this Stupa is that, every floor has a Buddha effigy and Gurupadmasambhava’s statue amongst others. The essence of Indian Buddhism is truly highlighted here.
Sai Temple @ Rajpur Road
The famous Shirdi Sai Darbar in situated around 4.5 kms from the city centre and is flocked by people of all caste and creed for worship. It is located among the greens of the valley in Rajpur road where one finds an air of spirituality and peace of mind. The Shirdi Sai Darbar temple is situated a short drive away from the city centre on a hilly terrain along Rajpur road in a tranquil and serene ambiance. It is designed with high artistic values in glittering marble stones, the interior of the temple is bedecked with exquisite paintings with enchanting colors. The Sai Darbar Temple allures not only to the pious minded but also to the tourists of all caste , creed and religion. Here, one finds an air of spirituality and peace of mind. My visit to this temple was a moving and uplifting experience.
Santala Devi Mandir @ Nimbuwala-Garhi Cantt.
Santala Devi Temple is located at a distance of about 15 km from Dehradun. Travellers can reach the temple by availing bus services till Jaitunwala, and from there, it is a 2 km drive to Punjabiwala. From Punjabiwala, travellers have to trek about 2 km to reach the temple.According to legends, when Santla Devi and her brother realized that they would not be able to fight the Mughals, they threw away their weapons and started to pray. Suddenly, a light flickered on both of them, and they turned into stone idols. The temple is thronged by devotees on Saturdays, as it is believed that these days mark the transformation of Santala Devi into a stone statue.
Shiv Mandir @ Mussoorie Diversion Road
The famous Shiva temple, near Kuthal gate along the way to Mussoorie, is of great religious importance among the visitors not only from India but all over the world and hence you could find a number of foreign tourists coming to this divine place. The Shiv mandir is situated in the beautiful down the Mussoorie road slope location in the lush greens, where one can find complete peace of mind in the calm and cool fresh air. There is Bhandaara every other day in the Shiv Mandir where the prashad is distributed to the people visiting the temple.
Daat Kali Mandir @ Dehradun-Saharanpur Highway
Daat Kali Mata Mandir is a unique temple in its own. It is situated 7 kms. from the center of the city in Delhi-Dehradun. If one is coming from Delhi side one can find this temple in the entrance. The temple has lot of religious significance. This temple is on the road of Dehradun Marg to Saharanpur Marg in forests, which is facing heavy vehicular traffic . The Hindu religion encompasses various deities for worshiping. Shree Maa Daat Kali attracts millions of devotees every year. Yatris have to undertake a trek of nearly 14 km from the base camp at Dehradun. From the available information and records, the land of the temple complex was around 2500 sq.mtrs. New vehicles are brought here for special worship.The temple of the mother of 51 Siddhpiton. Darshan are open round the clock throughout the year.