Mangalagauri temple Timings: 6.00 AM to 8.00 PM all days.
Mangalagauri temple located at the Vaishnavite pilgrimage center Gaya, in the state of Bihar has its mention in the Hindu scriptures of Padma Purana, Agni Purana, Vayu Purana and in many other tantric texts. It is one of the Shaktipeetha Temples in india. The present temple was constructed in 1459 AD. The temple is dedicated to Mangalagauri, the Mother Goddess Shakti, who is worshipped as the Goddess of benevolence. This temple also constitutes an Upa-Shakti Pitha, which as per mythology, was the place where a part of the body of Shakti fell. Shakti is worshipped here in the form of breast symbol, a symbol of nourishment.
The temple faces east and is situated on top of the Mangalagauri hill. There is a flight of steps as well as a motorable road that lead to the temple. The sanctum is adorned with some intricately carved ancient sculptures. There is a small hall in front of the temple and a fire pit in the courtyard. There are two small shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and Mahishasura Mardini, Durga and Dakshina Kali.
There are several temples inside the temple campus they are Lord Ganesh temple, Lord Shiva temple and Lord Janardhan swamy temple.
How to reach:
By Road: GT Road connects Gaya to the northern cities of India. Buses, taxis and other local transport facilities are available to reach the temple.
By Rail: Gaya Junction is the nearest Railway Station which is at a distance of 3 km from the temple.
By Air: The nearest airport is the Gaya Airport at a distance of 6 km from the temple.
Gaya Mangala Gauri Temple Address:
Bihar – 823001.
Phone Number: 094485 10493