Mata Mansa Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti, in the Panchkula district of Haryana state in India. The temple complex is spread amongst 100 acres of the Shivalik foothills in the village of Bilaspur. It is located at a distance of 11 Kms from Chandigarh city.
Mata Mansa Devi is one of the prominent Shakti temples of North India. According to the Hindu mythology, the head of Devi Sati had fallen over at this particular spot. Mata Mansa Devi Temple at Panchkula is a symbol of Himalayan culture and faith. The shrine located on the foot hills of Shivalik is an epitome of age old tradition of 'Shakti' worship in northern India. Himalaya being the abode of Shiva and his consort 'shakti' became centre of Shakti worship. In the vicinity of Panchkula there are numerous Shakti worshipping centers known by their names such as Chandi, Kalika, Mansa, Bhima etc. Hence, mythological speaking, Chandigarh-Panchkula region undoubtedly continued to be living legends of shaktism where its practices are in vogue. Mata Mansa Devi is a Shakti roop or form. It is strongly believed that Goddess Mansa, to whom this temple is dedicated, is a powerful Goddess who fulfills the wishes of devotees.
Today, the temple has a marble idol of Goddess Mansa. The sparking ornaments that adorn the idol renders it even more charming and adds more spiritual appeal to it. These ornaments are especially used during festivals and pujas.
Mata Mansa Devi Mandir can be visited during timings 4. 00 AM - 10. 00 PM during Summers and 5. 00 AM - 10. 00 PM during Winter on all days of the week