Chandi Mandir (Hindi, Mandir: “Temple”) is a Hindu temple near Chandigarh, India, dedicated to Chandi, the goddess of power. It is about 15 km from the city of Chandigarh, which was named after the temple, and about 10 km away from the Mansa Devi Shrine. The temple is situated amidst beautiful surroundings and the backdrop of the Shivalik hills.
Dedicated to mother goddess of power, Chandi, Chandi Temple is one of the twelve Shakti Peethas of the Hindus. There is an aura which envelopes the temple and if you are in search of spirituality and tranquility there can be no better place than Chandi Mandir. It is one of the oldest temples in India which is visited by thousands of devotees across the country to seek the blessings of goddess Chandi, the main deity of the temple. The devotees offering prayer to the goddess strongly believes that worshipping goddess Chandi with complete devotion will convert all their wishes into reality.
Hindu religion has the special aspect of worshipping the deities in the form of idols or figurines which personify the god or goddess in visual form as sculptured or curved image figure. There exists an array of enshrined statues or images in the well known Chandi Mandir like the Chandi or Durga, Deity of Radha Krishna, lord Hanumana, lord Shiva and lord Rama. Chandi Devi, the powerful mother goddess is the chief idol worshipped here.
Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi temple is the nearby shrine situated 10 kilometers away from the Chandi Mandir in Chandigarh. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti. As renowned Shakti temples in North India it attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India during the Navaratra mela.