The holy city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand has several temples of repute and popularity and Mansa Devi Temple is one of them. Dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi, this Hindu temple is situated atop the BilwaParvat on the Sivalik Hills. Also known as BilwaTirth, it features among five pilgrimages or ‘panchtirth’ within the revered city. It’s the abode of Manasa, a form of Shakti.
Devotees coming to Haridwar pay their reverence to goddess Mansa (Mansa means wish) and hope their wishes to be fulfilled. As per the rituals, devotees to the temple tie a sacred thread to the branches of a tree and then untie it in later visits upon the fulfilment of the wishes. Devotees have to hike through mountains to reach the temple or they can reach by cable car.
Once you’re in Haridwar, a visit to the Mansa Devi Temple becomes a must for its popularity and significance. You can take ropeway and reach the temple easily, provided climbing seems tough to you. Coming here in either way – by foot or ropeway – is quite an experience and not to forget the religious piety you feel along the way. So, plan accordingly and pay a visit to this famous temple for sure.