Mansa Devi sits on a hilltop overlooking Haridwar and river Ganges. It is famed throughout India due to the extraordinary liveliness of Durga's divine presence. This aspect of Durga is known as the fulfiller of desires or granter of wishes. The reputation is built on the experiences of generations of pilgrims who find their sincere desires fulfilled and prayers answered after visiting the temple: like seeds planted in fertile soil.
Haridwar is one of India's most revered and ancient cities. It is one of the 4 places where Kumbha Mela is held, along with Allahabad, Ujjain and Nasik. Kumbha Mela is the largest celebration of the divine on earth (Estimated attendance for the 2013 Allahabad Kumbh Mela was 120 million).