Daksheshwar Mahadev or Daksha Mahadev temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiv, located in the town of Kankhal, about 4 km from Haridwar, Uttarakhand. It is named after King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Sati.Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple Kankhal, about 6 kms from Har-Ki-Pauri, at the southern periphery of the city. Praveen jha, a prominent priest and scholar of the Hindu scriptures, says that this spot is the source of all the 52 shakti peeths (centres of primordial energy) in the world.
Haridwar is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Its original name was Mayapuri and it is mentioned in all our ancient Vedas and Puranas. The small town of Kankhal is very close to Haridwar and it has a beautiful temple to Shiva which is known as the Daksha Prajapati Mandir or Daksha Mahadev Temple.