Mangla Gauri Mandir, Gaya

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According to Adi Sankara, the temple of Mangla Gauri is one of the Mahashakti peeths. The temple has been mentioned in Padma Purana,Vayu Purana,agni purana and in many scriptures and tantric works and it upholds the faith of Hindus in “Shakti”. The birth of the temple dates back to fifteenth century. The shrine is dedicated to the Goddess called Shakti. 

The temple is built on the top the Mangalgauri hill. The temple encompasses an Upa –Shakti peeth which is believed to be a body part of Lord Shiva. The Shakti is worshipped in the form of a breast figure symbolizing nourishment. To reach the temple, one has to take a filght of steps and a motorable road. 

The sanctum consists of the symbol of Godess and finely carved ancient relief sculptures which look splendid. The front portion of the temple is occupied mandap. The courtyard of the temple has a fire pit .The temple has two minor shrines adding to the beauty of the temple, dedicated to Shiva and images of Mahishasura, Mardini,Durga and Dakshina Kali. There is presence of different temples.

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