Located in Dehradun, Lakha Mandal Temple is the pride of Uttaranchal. An ancient temple, enshrining Lord Shiva, this is an opposite place for pilgrimage. For the worshippers of Shakti cult, this temple is a dream destination. Generally Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are the embodiments of Shakti and they are supposed to relieve men from pains of daily existence. Lakha Mandal Temple is a prime attraction for both a common man and a pilgrim alike. It is actually located 75 kms from Dehradun and 125 kms from Missouri in North India. Being one of the ancient temples it was constructed in North Indian architectural style. Encircled by the cerulean Himalayan peaks, Lakha Mandal Temple is conspicuous for its lofty tower. The graceful Yamuna River flowing in front of Lakha Mandal Temple seems to wash the feet of the presiding deity as it passes by.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For relief from sufferings
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.