Mansa Devi Temple
Haridwar is a place where the Temples are widespread in each and every place of the city. There are some many ancient temples in Haridwar who attract devotees all over India due to its significance. The temples of Haridwar are highly revered. Haridwar has become more than just a religious city, where people thronged to perform immersion of the ashes or took a dip in the water to wash away their sins.
Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. Mansa Devi Temple is one of the ancient Temple in Haridwar. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. The temple, also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgr/sneha/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/images) within Haridwar.
The temple is known for being the holy abode of Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti and is said to have emerged from the mind of the Lord Shiva. Mansa is regarded as the sister of the Nāga (serpent) Vasuki. She is also believed to be the daughter of Lord Shiva in his human incarnate. The term Mansa means wish and it is believed that the goddess fulfils all the wishes of a sincere devotee. There is a folk tale about this, once Mansa, a common girl who was unaware about her complete truth from her guardians decided to meet Lord Shiva and ask him about her truth. To meet Lord Shiva, she sat for Sadhana and after years of spiritual exercise, she got the fortune to meet Lord Shiva and clarify her truth from him.
Mansa Devi Temple is a Siddh Peeth. It is one of three such Peeths located in Haridwar, the other two being Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. The inner shrine has two deities, one with eight arms and the other one with three heads and five arms.
- Famous for: Natural beauty, religion, history.
- Visiting time: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.
- Visit duration: Around 2 hours.
- Entrance fee: Ropeways are chargeable.
How To Reach Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple can be reached in two ways: on foot or by cable car. It is Located at Bilwa Parvat and can be reach by either 3Km steep treak from Haridwar or by Ropeway also known as Mansa Devi Udankhatola. The departure point is centrally located in town. . Mansa Devi Temple is only 01 km far from Haridwar Station, 50 km from Dehradun, 45 km from Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun,30 km from Rishikesh. You can go by the Rickshaw to the Temple and auto is also available for Har ki Pauri.
Best Time to Visit
The best times to visit can roughly be grouped into summer, in May to September, and in winter, around December and January. Unlike most other places, this temple offers best tourist experiences in more than one season.
Location Of Mansa Devi Temple