Mangla Gauri temple in Gaya, Bihar, India has been mentioned in Padma Purana, Vayu Purana and Agni Purana and in other scriptures and tantric works. This temple is among the eighteen maha shaktipeeth. The present temple dates back to 15th century. The shrine is dedicated to Shakti or the mother Goddess in the predominantly Vaishnavite pilgrimage centre of Gaya. Mangalagauri is worshipped as the Goddess of benevolence.
The temple is facing east and is built on top of the Mangalagauri hill. A flight of steps and a motorable road leading to it. The sanctum houses the symbol of the Goddess and it has some finely carved ancient relief sculptures. A small hall or mandap stands in front of the temple. The courtyard houses a fire pit for the home. There are two minor shrines dedicated to Shiva and images of Mahishasura Mardini, Durga and Dakshina Kali. The temple complex encompasses of temples of Maa Kali, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva.