Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti. This sacred shrine is located on top of Bilwa Parvat in the Shivalik Hills. Mansa Devi temple is also one of the Panch Tirths of Haridwar and is called Bilwa Tirth. Mansa Devi Haridwar is one of the three Shakti Peethas in Haridwar, Maya Devi, and Chandi Devi.
Devotees who visit the temple believe that the Goddess fulfills their wishes. One of the rituals here is to tie a thread for fulfillment to the branches of a tree planted in the temple complex. And, once the wish is fulfilled, one has to come back again to untie the thread. According to Hindu Mythology, the Goddess emerged from the mind of Rishi Kashyap and is the sister of Naga (snake) Viper.
There are two idols in the temple's inner shrine- one with 8 arms and one with 3 heads and five arms. Devotees offer Prasad (Sweet), coconuts, marigold garlands, and incense sticks to the Goddess.
Chamunda Devi temple and Har-ki-Pauri are two of the main attractions near Mansa Devi Temple Haridwar. Hindu devotees visit the temple in huge numbers every year.
How to Reach Mansa Devi Temple Haridwar
Mansa Devi Temple is accessible in 2 ways: on- foot and by cable car. If you opt for walking, you would have to embark on an upward walk for around one and a half kilometers. However, most of the devotees opt for a cable car ride or ropeway while enjoying the panoramic views of the surroundings. Between April and October, the cab car service starts at 07:00 AM, and for the rest of the year, it is 08:00 AM.
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