Mata Mansa Devi Temple

Mata Mansa Devi Temple at Panchkula is an image of Himalayan culture and confidence. The holy place situated on the foothills of Shivalik is an embodiment of age old custom of “Shakti” love in Northern India. Himalaya being the homestead Shiva and his partner “shakti” got to be focus of Shakti love. In the region of Panchkula, there are various Shakti revering focuses referred to by their names, for example, Chandi, Kalika, Mansa, Bhima, and so forth.

Mansa Devi Temple is lying in Bilaspur town, around three kilometers east of Mani Majra in Chandigarh, has two sanctuaries committed to the goddess. It is trusted that the more established sanctuary was worked by the leader of Mani Majra. Mata Mansa Devi Temple at Panchkula is an image of Himalayan culture and confidence. The sanctuary situated on the foot slopes of Shivalik is an embodiment of age old custom of “Shakti” love in northern India. Himalaya being the habitation Shiva and his consort’shakti’ got to be focal point of shakti love. In the region of Panchkula there are various Shakti revering focuses referred to by their names, for example, Chandi, Kalika, Mansa, Bhima and so forth. Henceforth, fanciful speaking, Chandigarh-Panchkula locale without a doubt kept on being living legends of shaktism where its practices are in vogue. Be that as it may, the present sanctuary which stands an observer to the energizing past of the Shivalik area is around two hundred years of age.

Two sanctuaries are situated in the complex of Mansa Devi. The principle sanctuary is committed to Mansa who is venerated in the sanctum sanctorum both as “pindi” and also in her human shape executed on a marble. In the sanctum sanctorum she is revered with Devi Saraswati and Lakshmi as Pindi (Stone rocks). Initially the pindis were just adored by the enthusiasts. Be that as it may, in current times a marble bust of the divinity was got etched for giving an appealing human look (shape) to the god. She is delightfully enriched with crown and different adornments. Strikingly the design of the primary sanctuary (Mansa Devi) is not in consonance with the Shivalik area where as a rule a run of the mill ” Nagara’ or curvilinear spira sanctuaries were raised. This is in sharp difference to nature of the locale as the fundamental sanctuary shows a commonplace moghul design spoke to by arches and minarets. Compositionally the sanctuary has been implicit Panchayatana design in which at four cardinal corners stand four holy places with the principle hallowed place (fifth holy place) being found the middle.

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