Although Chandigarh is named after the goddess Chandika, it is the temple of Mansa Devi that draws most of the regionís pilgrims round the year. Situates in Bilaspur village of the adjoining Panchkula district, this 200-year-old temple lies just 10 km away from the Chandigarh ISBT.
It was built around the year 1815 by Raja Gopal Singh of Manimajra, and stands out in the region with its domes and minarets. Some of its inner walls are beautifully decorated with paintings. Just 200 metres away from this temple, further up the hill, stands a bigger temple built by Maharaja Karam Singh of Patiala around the year 1840.
Mansa Devi Temple around Chandigarh