Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar
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Mansa Devi Temple

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About Mansa Devi Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Mansa Devi Temple is located at a distance of 2.5 km from the main township of Haridwar. Located atop the Bilwa Parvat on Shivalik Hills, Mansa Devi is one of the most visited temples in North India. The temple is known for being the home of Goddess Mansa, who was the wife of Nag Vasuki and also the brainchild of Saint Kashyap.

This 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.

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 fulfil 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. This is because of the cable cars, which are popularly known as 'Devi Udankhatola'. 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.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Debasis

  • Tourist
  • Debasis
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 9 Reviews
  •  210 readers

"Must visit place and it is very quiet to get blessed"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is a lesser elevated place compared to Chandi Devi Temple, take Cable Car to reach the place. The place is very quite and you will feel to be blessed to be there. You can buy puja items from the top. Based on the time of the year - the round trip in Cable Car may take a long time due to crowd, plan accordingly.
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Raja Kumar

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  • Raja Kumar
  • Lives in Noida
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  406 readers

"Most sacred in the Haridwar"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I got up early in the morning and started preparing for the trip, we started the trip with Manasa Devi Mandir. The temple is situated at very high. To reach the temple we either use ropeway or staircase, we selected the option of staircase. Finally after the long struggle we reached the temple. It is the most sacred place in Haridwar to visit, it is better to buy the item in down only when you visit the temple. You must carry camera with you because you will get most ultimate view of haridwar. The heart patient and old age people must use the ropeway to visit the temple.
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Jiten nagda

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  • Jiten nagda
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  709 readers

"Cable car is provided to the temple"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is the temple which used to give the original name to this City ie Mayapuri. Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri derived from Maya Devi which is one of the Shakti Peethas. The cable car takes you to & fro the temple which is situated on the hills.
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Jagdish Raval

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  • Jagdish Raval
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 249 photos
  • 205 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  17764 readers

"A Goddess on top of Haridwar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We visited this holy place so many times while our each visit of Haridwar. Mansa Devi Temple is on the right bank of the Ganges, atop a windy hill and reached by cable car approach the temple through railing-ed corridors and you will notice the red colour everywhere. Go with devotion, come with blessings. Must visit place atleast for enjoying Udan Khatola and for a nice aerial view of Haridwar from top.
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Amit Ghosh

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  • Amit Ghosh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 23 photos
  • 501 Reviews
  •  74 helpful votes
  •  91733 readers

"Temple on hill top"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Take a ride in the cable car to get a picturesque view of the thread like river flowing down as it appears from the top. The 2. 5 kilometers walk can be covered within 15 minutes and is definitely a wonderful experience.
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Pawan

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  • Pawan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  340 readers

"Good sightseeing"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2015
Choose Cable car, its 170Rs/- both the ways. Get to have a nice view in cable car, also nice experience. Temple is clean and neat. At top wide view of Ganges is really great.
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Deepika Ahuja

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  • Deepika Ahuja
  • 33 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2240 readers

"Religious place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2015
Site is too attractive. Indian holy place where everyone come with his /her love, prayer and wishes as the name "MANSA" stands for wishes Maa Mansa always ready to fulfill the wishes of everyone.
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Bhanu  Singh

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  • Bhanu Singh
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  227 readers

"Shakti Peeth at a good location"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 5, 2015
There are two ways to get to this temple. One is, via Rope Way for which you have to buy ticket from counter which costs you around Rs. 70 per person. There you would be asked whether you want to visit Chandi Devi also or not. If your plan is to visit Chandi Devi also then you should buy the combo ticket of both the place and the transport ticket also. The other option to go there is walking through stairs. I choose to go via Rope Way. And it was an awesome experience to go via Rope Way. That's the most exciting part of the visit. The temple is one of the Shakti Peeth and gives to a divine feeling. The scenic beauty around the temple is mesmerizing.
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Pradeep Rastogi

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  • Pradeep Rastogi
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  642 readers

"Mansa Devi Temple - Well-established temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2015
Like Chandi Devi temple, one can go to Mansa Devi Temple by rope way with a couple of minutes but it is about 1. 5 kms trekking and if weather is good, it is a better option. Temple is well-established with all the amenities.
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Chandrasek Choudhury

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  • Chandrasek Choudhury
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  948 readers

"See Haridwar from top"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2015
You will love the ropeway journey to and from Mansa Devi. The scenic beauty from the ropeway is irresistible. You can see half the Haridwar town from top.
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