Mansa Devi Temple
Bilwa parvat, Haridwar.
Atop an enthralling hill of Bilwa Parvat stands this one of the oldest holy places of the town. The temple dedicated to Mansa Devi, this temple is always flodded with tourists from all over the world. Renowned for a wish-fulfilling temple, the temple has two idols of the presiding deity, one with three mouths and five arms and the other with eight arms. One of the major Siddh peethas in India, this temple is the apex of Siddh peetha triangle, which is formed by the trio of Mansa Devi, Maya Devi and Chandi Devi.
The pretty idol of the Mansa Devi is adorned with beautiful jewels and flowers during the Pooja.
One of the famous rituals performed by the devotees visiting the temple is to tie holy threads to the sacred tree, which is believed to fulfill wishes of devotees. Once the wishes are fulfilled, devotees need to untie the holy thread.
Apart from being a holy shrine, the temple is also a famous tourist destination. . The walls of the temple are beautifully adorned with paintings of shrines. This particular architectural beauty of the temple comes from Shivalik background as well.
The cable cars, which are popularly known as 'Devi Udankhatola' are also a tourist attraction. The cable car carries tourists from the lower station up to the temple. The ropeway, which is used by the cable cars, is located at a height of 178 m from the ground.
Last verified on 10 August 2014 LIKE