Mangala Gauri Temple Gaya

Mangla Gauri Temple dedicated to Sati or the mother Goddess is one of the Maha Shaktipeeth temple, there are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas .Mangala Gauri Temple is located in Gaya, Bihar and stands on the bank of Falgu River. According to Adi Shankaracharya, Mangla Gauri temple / Sarvamangala Devi Peeth is one of the Ashtadasa Shakti Peeths.

The temple has been mentioned in Padma Purana, Vayu Purana, Agni Purana and in many scriptures .This temple constitutes an Upa-Shakti Pitha – where it is believed that a part of the body of Shakti fell – according to mythology. Here Shakti is worshiped in the form of a breast symbol, a symbol of nourishment. There are several temples inside the temple campus they are Lord Ganesh temple, Lord Shiva temple and Lord Janardhan swamy temple.

The city derived its name from the demon, Gayasur who is said to have resided in this area. It is said that Lord Vishnu killed the demon by crushing him under his feet. On his being crushed, the demon got transformed into numerous rocky hills that form the topography of the city today. Then the deities decided to sit over the dead demon and that is the reason why one can find numerous temples over these surrounding rocky hills.

It is said that any one who touched him or looked at him were fred of all sins. Mangla Gauri, Rama Shila, Brahmayoni and Shringa Sthan are the places where one can find temples on the hill tops and which comprise of the pilgrimage circuit of the city. Book Tour Package to Mangala Gauri Temple Gaya