Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar

Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar at the top of the Bilwa Hill on the Sivalik Hills is a must visit place for devotees. The temple also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth in this city. 



The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mansa, a form of Shakti and is said to have emerged from the mind of the Lord Shiva. Mansa is regarded as the sister of the Vasuki. 



One can reach this ancient temple either by trekking along the steps or using the rope-way service. Here in the background you can see this temple on the hillock.



On a normal day, the temple is open between 8 am and 5 pm, except for lunch closings of 12 pm to 2 pm.

32 comments:

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I suppose granite will not erode.

bj said...

I love your photos...that one of the temple on the mountain looks magical.
Happy Outdoor Wed.

Felicia said...

it sits really high in the air. Its pretty too.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to now about this temple.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Very Nice..!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely place... I been there so many times...

Bibi said...

I have been to Haridwar, but missed this temple.... :( Next time...

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

cool to see where it is located :)

George said...

This looks like a beautiful temple, and I imagine the view from the temple is also very wonderful.

Jen said...

Looks like quite a challenge just to reach this one.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Sitting pretty-in-pinkily atop yonder hill! Lovely. YAM xx

Al said...

I bet the views are great from up there. It would feel better to climb to the temple if you're able. Nice shots.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, clear blue skies!! I would have enjoyed some of those today and tomorrow!! Have a great weekend, Rajesh!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like a hard place to get to.

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, Did you climb up to the temple? It's built on quite the cliff! A good portrait - is it you and a family member?

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful place.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like a long hard walk up to the top to visit this temple, but I'm sure the devoted do it all the time.

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, indeed, wonderful place full of art! Beautiful photos!

Monika MW said...

Lovely photos, beautifu place. Thank you for sharig. Greeting

Ileana said...

Beautiful place!

fredamans said...

Looks like a very large temple. I love how it sits on the hill above! Fantastic photos!

Daniela Augustka Blah said...

Nice photos.

TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful place.

Kathe W. said...

splendid photos!

Jim said...

great post

Gemma Wiseman said...

The temple seems so magical high on the mountain. Quite a trek to see it, but i imagine that it is well worth the effort.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A hike to the top would leave me breathless!

Shadowy Angel

Gillena Cox said...

all really nice, my favourite view is photo #1

have a nice Sunday

much love...

dimpy roy said...

Very Nice Post!!! It's believed that a visit to the Mansa Devi Temple fulfils all the wishes of the visitors who come to the temple.

purba chakraborty said...

A wonderful post!

Kokila Gupta said...

Beautiful shot of a wonderful temple Rajesh .

Amit Agarwal said...

Very nice!