Proper Name: Bharat Mata Mandir (Mother India)
Built: Swami Satyamitranand Giri
Location: Sapt Sarovar, Haridwar Uttarakhand India
Inaugurated: 15 May 1983
Height: 180 feet (55 m)
How To Reach: Bharat Mata Mandir 4.5kms for Bus stand or Railway station.
Walking distance for road
One of the most unique places to visit in the town of Haridwar is the Bharat Mata Mandir or the Mother India Temple. Consisting of eight stories, the temple is a major attraction for travellers in Haridwar. The temple was set up by Satyamitranand Giri. The late Indian Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi inaugurated the Bharat Mata Mandir herself in the year 1983.
Every single floor of this eight-storey building is
devoted to representing a specific theme. The temple building is
elevated to a height of 180 ft. The first floor or storey features the
statue of Mother India, hence named Bharat Mata Mandir. The second floor
is dedicated to all the freedom fighters of India. The third storey
stands in dedication of some of the most revered women of India
including Meera Bai, Savitri and Maitri. The fourth floor, named Sant
Mandir, features all the great saints of Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
The fifth floor of the Bharat Mata Mandir is known as the Assembly Hall. The floor is representation of the co-existence of all the faiths followed in the Indian subcontinent. The sixth storey of the Bharat Mata Temple is dedicated to Hindu goddess of Shakti. If you want to experience all the different incarnations of Lord Vishnu, you should head straight to the seventh storey of the temple.
The eight floor, which is the uppermost in the Bharat Mata temple, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In addition to visiting all the floors of the temple building, you can also reach the top to enjoy a bird's eye view of the town of Haridwar. The terrains of the Rajaji National Park can also seen from the top of the building.