Narayani Shila Temple in Haridwar is a most important sacred spot on the banks of holy river Ganga. The Narayani Shila temple is dedicated to supreme God Lord Vishnu and is located Opp Fire Brigade, Devpura (Mayapur), Haridwar. At Narayani Shila Temple major rites performed is Pinda Dan to ancestors, parents, and relatives. Those people suffering from Pitru Dosh also perform rituals here. Those dead relatives who are suffering in Preta Yoni get moksha when relatives perform puja here.
Pitru Moksha Japa and Yajna and Shradh rituals are also performed here. Those people who are troubled by spirits also come here and get relief.
Inside the temple, there is a half shila and murti of Vishnu. There is also a murti of Vishnu outside the temple. Thousands of small mounds can be seen in the vicinity of the temple – these are created by relatives for the peace of the dead in their family.
The legend associated with Narayani Shila is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. It is believed that when Vishnu defeated Gayasura, he split into three parts and the middle part fell at Haridwar. Later Vishnu forgave Gayasura and said that the spot where his body fell will become holy and will be used by humans for performing Shradh.
Narayani Shila Temple is located at the Mayapur locality in Haridwar.+
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