Goddess Mansa Devi
Goddess Mansa Devi, the ancient scared destinations in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. Devoted to goddess Mansa and known as the holy abode of Mansa, a large number of followers visit at this temple to get her blessings or pray to fulfill their wishes. It is believed that if one visits to this temple, he would never come back with his empty hands. However, it has become the favourite idol of Hindu religion. According to the myths, she is a wife of the Nag King Vasuki. A tree is situated in this temple which is worshipped by all devotes. It is believed that if one ties threads around this tree, he will get his wished fulfilled soon. Once the wishes are fulfilled, a devotee has to return back to this place to untie the threads.
Being the ancient Hindu scared place, it flocks people from both far and near due to its significance. Today, it has become the must-visit pilgrim in Haridwar. It follows the scared tradition of Haridwar which still preserves in this place from the ancient time. From the top of this temple, one can witness the wonderful view of River Ganges and the plains of Haridwar.
To reach the Mansa Devi temple, one can either go by walk or follow the trekking route up. With the introduction of rope-way service called as "Mansa Devi Udankhatola", the root to reach there has become easier. By this Udankhatola, you can also go to nearby Chandi Devi shrine. One can take rope-way service from the lower station to reach directly to the Mansa Devi Temple. It is 178 metres (584 ft) in length and 540 metres (1,770 ft) in height. It is open to the public between 8 am and 5 pm, except for lunch closings of 12 pm to 2 pm.