Mansa Devi temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. The temple also known as Bilwa Tirtha is one of the Panch Tirth 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 lord Shiva. Mansa is regarded as the sister of the Nāga Vasuki. The term Mansa means wish and it is believed that the goddess fulfils all the wishes of a sincere devotee.
Mansa Devi Temple Haridwar
Mansa Devi Temple can be reached in two ways: on foot or by cable car. Walking requires a one and a half kilometre hike uphill. The track is sealed but the exertion can be draining during the hot months. Hence, many people prefer to take the cable car (also referred to as a ropeway) up and walk down. The first cable car starts running at 7 a.m. during April to October, and 8 a.m. the rest of the year. Tickets cost 48 rupees per person, return. The departure point is centrally located in town.
Places to Visit near Mansa Devi Temple There's another temple, Chandi Devi Temple that can also be visited by cable car or bus from Mansa Devi Temple. It's possible to buy combination tickets for both. You can also visit Har ki Pauri by walk or by Rickshaw