Mansa Devi Temple, a temple of goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat at the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas, Sivalik Hills. The Bilwa Tirth is one of the Five Pilgrimages within Haridwar.
The temple is built during the period of 1811-1815 AD, known for being the holy residence of Manasa, said to have appeared from the thoughts of the lord Shiva. The term Mansa means wish and it is believed that the goddess completes all the wishes of a genuine devotee. Devotees who want their wishes to be fulfilled by Mansa tie threads to the twigs of a tree placed inside the temple. Once their wishes are fulfilled, people come back again to the temple to untie the strand from the tree.
The temple is considered a must visit for the pilgrims going to Haridwar. It enhances the sacred habit of Haridwar which prolongs in the place from many past centuries. It offers views of the River Ganges and the whole of Haridwar. The rope-way service is called “Mansa Devi Udankhatola” was introduced for the benefit of the pilgrims and it supplies to the devotees also to the nearby located Chandi Devi shrine. The rope-way carries the devotees from the lower station nonstop to the Mansa Devi Temple.