The Uttarakhand Government has decided to develop a religious theme park at Kankhal in Haridwar district. The Government identified the ten hectare land for the park.
According to the report
, a 10-hectare land has been earmarked at village Devpur Ahatmal near the ancient shrine of Shri Daksheshwar Mahadev temple in Kankhal area, where according to Hindu tradition, Sati (Parvati) plunged into fire leading to the formation of 52 Shakti Peeths.
District magistrate Haridwar C Ravi Shankar said, "Basic infrastructural facilities, amenities, development of nearby tourist and religious places of importance will also be done under this project. At the chosen site a grand religious theme park featuring all the revered fifty-two Shakti Peeths will be featured which will be one of its kinds. It surely will draw pilgrims and tourists from across the country."
While talking to media, Mahant Hari Giri Maharaj, General Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad said, "Replica structures of all the 52 shrines spread in India and outside will be a unique concept, which will provide one place for people to know about revered shrines, whose pilgrimage is of utmost religious significance for devotees."
"These Shakti Peeths are mentioned in Vedic texts and scriptures so putting them all together at one place will make the theme park almost a shrine itself," he added.