A Religious Theme Park Based On 52 Shakti Peeths To Come Up In Haridwar Soon

by Drishti
A Religious Theme Park Based On 52 Shakti Peeths To Come Up In Haridwar Soon

Attracting thousands of tourists and pilgrims every year, Haridwar is a significant religious destination for many. Now, the Uttarakhand government has allocated a 10-hectare plot in the city to build a religious theme park. This unique park will host replicas of all the 52 Shakti Peeths at one place, according to state officials. During the lockdown, the Ganga water in Haridwar became fit for drinking after decades. 

Unique Religious Park With Shakti Peeths To Be A Major Tourist Attraction In Haridwar

The religious park is set to be built in Kankhal, a district in Haridwar. The plot, located near the Shri Daksheshwar Mahadev temple holds immense religious significance. District tourism officer Haridwar Seema Nautiyal told Hindustan Times that the idea of such a religious park is unique. This space will allow tourists and pilgrims to view the replicas of all the 52 Shakti Peeths at one place, he said.

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Shakti Peeths in Haridwar

The park is said to be a part of the state government’s bigger initiative to develop tourist attractions in each of the thirteen districts of the state. A detailed project report will soon be presented to the state government, a state official revealed to Hindustan Times. Meanwhile, the process to get a go-ahead for land clearance and no objection certificate has already begun.

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The Significance Of The 52 Shakti Peeths

In Hindu mythology, it is said that Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha came to know that she and her husband, Shiva had not been invited to a yajna. Unable to bear the dishonour caused to her husband, she jumped into the fire altar. Shiva, enraged with the death of his beloved life, carried her body on his Trishul (trident), and 51 pieces of Sati Devi’s corpse fell on land. These sacred places are now called Shakti Peeths, where a number of devotees come to worship Goddess Sati. You can Experience A Virtual Tour Of Ancient Temples Of Kashi Via A Museum.

Shakti Peeths in Haridwar

Uttarakhand Tourism Hit By The Pandemic

Uttarakhand, a hub of major tourist attractions, has been severely affected by the pandemic. This year, the popular Char Dham Yatra, that begins from Haridwar, witnessed a low turnout of devotees owing to the Covid-19 situation. Even with the pilgrims following the guidelines issued by authorities, the overall risk of contracting the virus remains high. Meanwhile, here’s what you should know if you’re planning to visit Uttarakhand. The state has recorded more than 6,100 coronavirus cases so far. Several other states with pilgrimage-based economies have also been struggling to keep up with the situation.