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Mangla Gauri Temple

Mangala Gauri

Mangla Gauri Temple, built in the 15th century, is counted among the 52 Mahashaktipeeths dedicated to Goddess Sati where the body parts of Goddess Sati fell. The mother sitting on the hill is considered to be the goddess of benevolence. A special puja is organized here every Tuesday in the rainy season. On this day women observe a fast so that their families prosper, and their husbands get success and fame. In this puja, 16 types of bangles, seven types of fruits, and five types of sweets are offered to Goddess Mangala Gauri and this custom has been going on since the beginning.


Various forms of Lord Shiva, Durga, Goddess Dakshina-Kali, Mahishasura Mardini, and Goddess Sati can be seen in the Mangala Gauri temple. The description of this temple is also found in Padma Purana, Vayu Purana, Agni Purana, Sri Devi Bhagavata Purana, and Markandeya Purana. There are also temples of Maa Kali, Ganapati, Lord Shiva, and Hanuman in this temple complex. Lakhs of devotees come to Mangala Gauri temple in the month of Navratri to have a darshan of Mata, which makes the view here captivating.



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