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Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of theHimalayas. The temple also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar.
The temple is known for being the holy abode of Manasa, a form of Shakti and is said to have emerged from the mind of the lord Shiva. The term Mansa means wish and it is believed that the goddess fulfils all the wishes of a sincere devotee. Devotees who want their wishes to be fulfilled by Mansa tie threads to the branches of a tree located in the temple. Once their wishes are fulfilled, people come back again to the temple to untie the thread from the tree. Mansa is also offered coconuts, fruits, garlands and incense sticks in order to appease her.
Mansa Devi Temple is a Siddh Peetha which are the places of worship where desires get fulfilled. It is one of three such Peethas located in Haridwar, the other two being Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. The inner shrine has two deities installed, one with eight arms and the other one three headed with five arms
During the rule of Mugal ruler Akbar there was a place named Manimajra near Chandigarh. A rajpoot Jagirdar used to take care of the day to day activities of the emperor in that village. Food was collected as taxes from farmers by emperor. Once the harvest was less due to natural calamity and the Jagirdar around that area were unable to recover the taxes and requested Akbar to pardon farmers from taxes.
To this request Akbar got angry and imprisoned the Jagirdar of those areas. The news spread like a wild fire across the village. One of the Bhakt of goddess named Garibdas became sad on hearing this news and started praying to the Goddess so that she not only free the farmers from the troubles but also the Jagirdars from prison.
After continuous prayer the Goddess was pleased and fulfilled the wish of the farmer Garibdas. Soon all the jargirdar’s returned home. Soon they came to know about the power of goddess and constructed a temple at the place where Garibdas wish was fullfilled. This temple is known as the Mansa Devi Mandir. ? Jai Shri Ram ? ? Jai Hanuman ?