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Mata Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most prominent and gracious Shakti temples of North India, among 7 goddesses of Shakti. As it is very predictable it is a Hindu affiliation temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi. It is situated in the Panchkula district of Haryana. The temple is formed in a huge complex of 100 acres of the Shivalik foothills in the beautiful village of Bilaspur.
Thousands of devotees visit the shrine from all across the country. The main crowd gathering is seen during Navratra Mela, the number rises from thousands to lakhs for the nine auspicious days!
Mansa Devi Temple History:-
There are a total of 3 temples in the complex and among these Shree Mansa Devi temple is regarded as the main and it is also the oldest temple, constructed in 1783 by Maharaja Gopal Das. According to Hindu mythology, ahead of Sati is dropped in Mani Majra (the state where the complex is situated) after that the king of Mani Majra constructed the temple of Shakti. After some years two successive temples constructed by the enthroned king of Mani Majra.
For hundreds of years, Mata Mansa Devi temple attracts millions of devotees twice a year for the auspicious Navratra festival. The festival celebrated in the month of Sharad ( Winter) and Chaitra (Spring) by the official Shrine board.
The arrangement for devotees for accommodation and food is managed by the Shrine board and a very high-security arrangement is appointed for the safety of devotees. On the 7th and 8th day of Navratra, the temples of the Shrine complex are closed just for two hours for cleaning and maintenance of temples. For the rest of the Navratra days, temples are open from 5 A.M to 10 P .M.
Time – 2 hours (by flight) & 5 hours (by train or bus from delhi)
Distance – 255KM
Altitude – 216m to 365m
- We have taken a flight from Delhi to Chandigarh ( if you want to go by train or buses, you should leave Delhi in the evening.)
- There will be regular buses from Chandigarh to Panchkula. We have reached Panchkula in half an hour.
- There will be Auto and manpower riksha which barely took 15 minutes to reach the temple.
- The timing of the temple is 4 A.M to 10 P.M ( summer) and 5 A.M to 9 P.M (winter)
- The Arti timing is 5 to 6 A.M in the morning and 6 to 7 P.M in the evening.
- After darshan, we enjoyed the beautiful gardens of Panchkula.
- We returned to Chandigarh by late evening and went back to Delhi by flight. Some basic essentials:-
- ID card
- Travel Bag