The Mangla Gauri Devi Temple is located in Gaya, Bihar in the North of India. Gaya stands on the bank of the Falgu River. The temple is one of the 18 mahashaktipeeths (devotional shrines where the body parts of Goddess Sati fell), and stands on the top of Manglagauri Hill.
It is the place where the breast of Devi Sati falls, which is the symbol of nourishment; hence Upa-Shakti Pitha is an another name of this temple. This temple has been mentioned in Padma Purana, Vayu Purana, Agni Purana and on many scriptures. The present temple dates back to the 15th century.
To reach the temple, one has to take a flight of steps and a motorable road. When you start taken the steps, the first temple available at the steps route is of Bheem (one among Five Pandavs). Here, the knee impression of the Bheem can be seen clearly, as he did Shraddha karma over here, hence it is called as Bhimvedi Gaya.
The sanctum consists of the symbol of the Goddess and finely carved ancient relief sculptures which look splendid. The front portion of the temple has a mandapam. The courtyard of the temple has a fire pit. Four more temples are located in the Mangla Gauri Temple of Lord Ganesha, Maa Kali, Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman.
It is in believe that, every wishes made here has been fulfilled by the Goddess and people returned with hands full of joy and happiness. The Mangala Devi Vrat is kept by the women to perform Mangla Gauri puja. This fast is kept on Tuesdays during the sharavana month Tuesday. The fast begins from first Tuesday and last up to the last Tuesday of the same month.
GET YOUR ULTIMATE RIDE TO GAYA WITH BEST CAR RENT SERVICE