Manasa, also Mansa Devi, is a Hindu folk goddess of snakes, worshipped mainly in Bengal and other parts of North and northeastern India, chiefly for the prevention and cure of snakebite and also for fertility and prosperity. Manasa is the sister of Vasuki, king of Nagas (snakes) and wife of sage Jagatkaru (Jaratkaru).[1] She is also known as Vishahara (the destroyer of poison), Jagadgauri, Nitya (eternal) and Padmavati.
Her myths emphasize her bad temper and unhappiness, due to rejection by her father Shiva and her husband, and the hatred of her stepmother, Chandi (Shiva's wife, identified with Parvati in this context). In some scriptures, sage Kashyapa is considered to be her father, rather than Shiva. Manasa is depicted as kind to her devotees, but harsh to people who refused to worship her.[3] Denied full godhead by her mixed parentage, Manasa’s aim was to fully establish her authority as a goddess and to acquire steadfast human devotees.

Manasa Devi Temples in Andhra Pradesh-Mukkamala
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This is the place where Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Devi had sacrificed her life for a global cause and there are many other stories which tells about the prominance and divine value of this Maha Kshetaram ( This the place where bhrama performed his yagna-So called as Bharma Gunda kshetram)
Some of the prominent Godess / Idols currently worshiped in Mukkamala Maha kshetram:
- Sri Bala Naga Tripura Sundari Devi
- Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Devi
- Maha Prameshwarudu
- Dasa Mahavidhyalu
- Asta dasa peetalu
- Sri Pratyangira Maha Devi
- Sri Manasa Devi



Manasa Devi Temple-Panchakula
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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. However, the present temple which stands a witness to the exciting past of the Shivalik region is about two hundred years old. The archeological treasures unearthed from Chandigarh-Panchkula region throw eloquent light on the history and culture of the area from the prehistoric to the recent times. Although owing to the onslaught of times and climes many tangible realities of the cultural manifestations of the region have been lost in the oblivion, yet there are certain things which never die out. One such reality is the Mansa Devi Shrine and the tradition of shaktism practised in this part of the country, where the past has been rejuvenated for sustaining one of the living traditions of shaktism in India
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Mansa Devi Temple, Bilwa Parvat, Haridwar
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Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar (Hindi: ???? ???? ?????, ????????) is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat[1][2] on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. The temple also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar.


The temple is known for being the holy abode of Manasa, a form of Shakti and is said to have emerged from the mind of the lord Shiva. Mansa is regarded as the sister of the Naga (serpent) Vasuki. The term Mansa means wish and it is believed that the goddess fulfils all the wishes of a sincere devotee. Devotees who want their wishes to be fulfilled by Mansa tie threads to the branches of a tree located in the temple. Once their wishes are fulfilled, people come back again to the temple to untie the thread from the tree. Mansa is also offered coconuts, fruits, garlands and incense sticks in order to appease her.
Mansa Devi Temple is a Siddh Peetha which are the places of worship where desires get fulfilled. It is one of three such Peethas located in Haridwar, the other two being Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple.[3] The inner shrine has two deities installed, one with eight arms and the other one three headed with five arms


Mansa Devi temple, Alwar
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Alwar is a city and administrative headquarters of Alwar District in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located around 160 km south of Delhi, and about 150 km north of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Alwar is part of National Capital Region (NCR). India's highest ever recorded temperature of 50.6 °C was measured at Alwar on 10 May 1956.
Alwar was formerly the capital of the princely state of Alwar. It was formerly spelt as "Ulwar" in British India. This placed it in last position in alphabetically ordered lists, so a king changed the spelling to "Alwar" to bring it to the top.[citation needed]

Mansa Devi temple, dhuri
Dhuri is also famous for its temples. There is Maharankeshwar Temple(Ranike) in Dhuri which is an old, ancient and famous temple of God Shiva situated in nearby village Ranike. It has Mansa Devi temple near village Kakarwal, also Mahavir Mandir and S.D Temple. There is also famous Gurudwaras in the region. Gurudwara in Village Mullowal, Ramgarhia Gurudwara in the heart of the city, Gurudwara Nanaksar in Janta Nagar. It has Shanti Niketan Park which is known for its architecture and statues. Dhuri is a city with people of mixed faiths and religions. Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism are prominent religions followed by townsfolk.

Mansa Devi temple, Narela
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Mata mansa devi mela in Narela near singhola gaon
Narela sub-city is a tehsil, located in the North West Delhi district of NCT of Delhi, and forms the border of the Delhi state with Haryana. Situated just off the Grand Trunk Road, its location made it an important market town for the surrounding areas, during the 19th century, which it still retains. It was developed as the third mega sub-city project of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in the urban extension project of Delhi, after Rohini Sub City and Dwarka Sub City.[1] and covering an area of 9866 ha.[2] The 'Narela Industrial Area', started developing in the early 1980s and is today one of the important such complexes in Delhi.
It is one of 12 zones of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)[4] and one of the three administrative divisions or subdistricts of the North West Delhi district, along with Saraswati Vihar and Model Town.