Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most honored shrine of Goddess Mansa Devi situated at Bilwa Parvat near Haridwar. This temple is a sacred place to worship Goddess Mansa, who is said to be a form of power, arose from the virtual mind (or we can say his wish) of great Sage Kashyap. Mansa Devi temple is a renowned Siddhpeeth and offers commanding sights of Haridwar city.
Mansa Devi complements the tour of Siddhpeeth in Haridwar with Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. Interior of the Mansa Devi temple consist of two idols which are worship by the believers. Positioned fronting Chandi Devi temple at Neel Parvat, Mansa Devi temple has approximately 3 km normal path from Haridwar. There is a rope way service available from Haridwar to reach there which is called as Mansa Devi Udankhatola. Mansa Devi temple remains open from 8 am to 5 pm and visited by numbers of devotee every day sometimes the crowd become so huge in that case you may have to wait so long for your turn to worship there.
Haridwar is one of the earliest pilgrimage hubs in India that has been devoting from timeworn. Hari means Lord Vishnu and Dwar means door/Gate/Gateways. Therefore Haridwar means Gateway/Doorway to the God. According to the Indian mythology, it is one of the most sacred four places where drops of nectar, "Amrit" fortuitously fallen down from the jug or Kumbha, in which it was being carried away by the heavenly bird Garuda, the ride of Lord Vishnu. These four sacred places have become places where the Kumbh Mela is organized and celebrate as a huge fest every 12 years in series - Nasik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Allahabad. Loads of devotees and visitor assemble from all over the world to rejoice this spiritual event and perform sacred bathing on the banks of the river Ganges. Mansa Devi Temple has almost all Hindu visitors who visit this holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The tourist who come haridwar for any spiritual trip or any other trips they surely want to and try to visit Mansa devi temple for worship or Darshan.
The temple also called as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Five Pilgrimages that is Panch Tirth (in Hindi) within Haridwar. The temple is famed for being the divine home of Mata Mansa, the word Mansa means wish. The name Mansa (wish) being called because this goddess born from the wish of sage Kahyap and it is also believed that the wish all devotees who come here with pure heart get fulfilled if they worship or perform Pooja here. Mansa is considered as the sister of the Naga (Viper) Vasuki. Devotees who need their desires to be fulfilled by Mansa tie kalawa which a type of sacred thread to the branches of the tree positioned in the temple from immemorial years. Once the wish get fulfilled which you thought of during that thread tying process, people return back to to the temple to untie the kalawa from the tree.
How to reach Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple is situated at Bilwa Parvat and can be reach by either 3 km sheer trek from Haridwar or by Ropeway which is known as Mansa Devi Udankhatola. Nearby railway station to reach Mansa Devi Temple is Haridwar railway station (3 km) and airport at Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (37 kms).