This Shaktipeeth is located on the banks of Kailash Marsarovar in Tibet. The idols of Goddess is worshipped as Kadhhayani and Lord Shiva as Amar. Goddess Sati's right palm is believed to be fallen here at a place named Kuggu which is located at the south-western foot of Mansarovar. Lord Shiva's family is incarnated within a GOMPHA (a Tibbati Math). It is situated at the height of 21,000 ft. from sea level. This place is called Maa Dakshhayani Shaktipeeth.
About The Temple
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti .This Shakti Peeth is situated next to the most pure and sacred water body specifically known as Lake Manas sarovar. Lake Manasarovar is a holy pilgrimage destination for Hindus, Buddhist and Tibetans. Thousand pilgrims from Nepal, India and Tibet visit Lake Manasarovar with their own set of beliefs.
Covering an area of 320 square kilometres, the lake is the freshest water lake in the world, situated at an altitude of 4556 metres. Between two holy mountains, Mount Gurlamandhata and Mount Kailash.
As per Hindu mythology, this lake was first created in the mind of Lord Brahma, the creator. It is considered to wash off sins of hundred births in just one dip, and after which one’s soul gets released from the birth-death cycle and resides in the abode of Lord Shiva forever.
There is a different explanation given by people of Hindu religion about the falling of a specific body part of Goddess Sati at Shakti Peeth Manasa. After various versions, a group of prominent leaders have come to a conclusion that right palm of Devi Sati has fallen down at Shakti Peeth Manasa. Mansa Shakti Peeth, whereon Goddess Shakti’ right palm fell, has the priceless presence naming Goddess Mansa Temple. Goddess Mansa Temple has the saintly rituals similar to that of Haridwar. Also, the sacred River Ganga blesses the devotees coming to visit Goddess Mansa Temple. By the blessing of Goddess Mansa, devotees make their way by cable cars right in front of Godees Mansa Temple.
About The Deity
The Goddess's idol has been called with different names at various Shakti Peethas, Goddess is known as Dakshayani (Durga). Also the name given to Lord Shiva over here is known as Amar (Immortal). There is no temple or deity is present, only a big boulder is placed to which prayers are offered.
Legends and Stories
Goddess Sati was the daughter of Daksha, the celestial patriarch, and was therefore also known as Daakshaayani. Sati decided to marry Lord Shiva, and that did not please her father, for Daksha thought very poorly of Lord Shiva. Sati, firm in her resolve, did tremendous penance to attain Shiva. Shiva pleased with her dedication, accepted her love for him, and they got married. Needless to say, Daksha was very upset about it and the marriage took place without his blessings. One day, Daksha decided to perform a major Yagya. All the celestial deities were invited. But he did not invite Goddess Sati and Lord Shiva. When Sati came to know of this great Yagya, she told Lord Shiva that she would like to attend this function. Shiva tried to dissuade her saying that they had not been invited, and Daksha will surely insult if they attended the Yagna without being invited. Sati however quoted the words of Shastra that a daughter needed no invitation to go to her father’s house, and that she would attend the function, and Lord Shiva need not come. Shiva had to relent. Sati went on her own to the function. When Daksha saw her, he treated her with disrespect. Moreover, Sati noticed that no place or offerings of Yajna had been kept for Lord Shiva, who is the one of the important aspect of all Yajna. When questioned by Sati, Daksha hurled insults at Lord Shiva. Sati, in anger, decided that the body that was born of Daksha should not exist any more. So she sat in Meditation, merged her mind in Samadhi, roused her Kundalini fire, and cosigned her body to the fire of Yoga.
Lord Shiva came to know of her demise, and his Gana-s came and wrecked the Yajna. Shiva himself came and picked up the body of Sati. In anger he performed the Tandava dance. Shiva carried the body and danced over the whole world. The whole universe was at peril with Shiva's Tandava.
Seeing that the whole world was in danger, Lord Vishnu pursued Shiva, and with his Sudarshana Chakra, he started to incise Sati’s body that Shiva was carrying… Different parts of Her body fell in different parts of the world. The places where they fell are worshipped as Shakti Peethas. There are fifty one shakti peethas. These correspond to the fifty one aksharas (letters of sanskrit alphabet). Each of the shakti-peetha is associated with one aspect of Shakti (for eg Kali, Kamakshi, Kamakhya, Tara Tarini etc)
Manasarovar is one of the 51 shakti Peethas. It is the place where Sati’s right hand fell.
Best time to Visit
March to Oct.
No entry fee.
This is one of the pure and religious spot of the whole earth where people can get all their desires fulfilled. The goddess is worshipped for prosperity and longevity.
The Nearest Airport is Jammu Airport.
There are many public and private vehicles available to reach Manasa Shakti Pith Temple.
Manasa Temple(Shakti Pith),
Kailash Man Sarovar,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
The temple is open from 06:00 am to 09:00 pm.