Temples in Dehradun
Tapkeshwar mahadev temple
Tapkeshwar is a famous holy temple of Lord Shiva on the bank of seasonal Asan river near Dehradun. Known to have one of the oldest Shivling in the cave, Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located at 6.5 km from Dehradun city. As water droplets continuously drops on the shivling, hence it was named as 'Tapkeshwar'. It has a natural shivalinga in the cave, which became a place of reverence for the local people. It is also believed that this was used as a residence by Guru Dronacharya, the teacher of the Pandavas and Kauravas in the Hindu epic Mahabharata; the cave is called Drone Cave after him.
Daat kali temple
Popularly known as "Maa Daat Kali Temple", Daat Kali Temple is one of famous centre of religious sentiments near Dehradun. Located at 14 kms from main Dehradun city in Shahranpur Rd, Daat Kali Temple is visited by hundreds of Goddess Kali devotees all round the year. It was believed that Maa Kali came to dream of Engineer, who gave an idol of Goddess Kali to Mahant Sukhbir Gusain to established the temple. As temple is located in the valley, it is called as Daat Kali Mandir. Devotees come to have darshan of divine flame which was continuously burning since 1921.
Santala Devi Temple
Santala Devi Temple is a center of faith for the devotees. Located in between dense green forest at a distance of 15 km from Dehradun city in Santur Garh, Santaula Devi and her brother are the dieties of the temple. It is believed that on realization that they would not be able to fight with Mughal Army, Santala Devi and her brother decided to abandoned their weapons and pray to God. As they were praying, a sudden light flickered and they turn into stones idols. After the incident a shrine was built in the fort itself.
The Chandrabani Temple is located in the city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandrabhani. The temple is also known as Gautam Kund. It is believed that Sage Gautama and his family were worshipped by the locals. Some stories says that River Ganga manifested herself at the holy place of Gautam Kund.
Dehradun is a city located in Uttarakhand. It is famous for its religious and mythological significance. There are many temples to visit like Chandrabani Temple, Daat Kali Temple, Balaji Dham Temple and Santala Devi Temple. The best time to visit Dehradun is from the month of March to June. Jhanda Fair is an important festival celebrated in Dehradun. Know more about the Dehradun temples their darshan, aarti timings and much more.