Mansa Devi Haridwar

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Mansa Devi Temple, dedicated to Ma Mansa Devi is one of the popular and most visited temples in Northern India. It is situated at the top of Bilwa Parvat in the holy city of Haridwar, Uttarakhand. It has a great religious significance as it is one of the Sidhpeeth. This ancient temple is dedicated to Ma Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti (Power). The term 'Mansa' means 'wish' and its a belief that the devi fulfills all the wishes of all the sincere devotes that come with their wishes.

One can reach Mansa Devi Temple by 2 ways-

1. By the walking route through staircase and the road. The walking route is tiring but can be quite enjoyable if we go in a group. People can be seen chanting prayers going in groups, which fill bhakti in all the devotees of ma mansa devi.

2. By Trollies- Udhankhatola. The full length of the ropeway is 540 meters and the height it covers is, 178 meters. A journey towards the temple in these Udhankhatolas is excellent as one can see the Haridwar city while the trolley moves towards the hill i.e., Mansa Devi temple.

According to old traditions and beliefs, the devotees usually tie threads on a holy tree that is located in the vicinity of the temple requesting and praying the Goddess to fulfill their wishes. On the fulfillment of the wishes, the people come to untie the thread from the same tree once again.

This temple along with the nearby located Chandi Devi temple is visited by thousands of devotees from various parts of the country, and especially during the Navratra and the Kumbha Mela in Haridwar.