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Sheetala Mata Mandir

Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Gurgaon Bus Stand): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Gurgaon Bus Stand, Sheetala Devi Temple or Sheetala Mata Mandir is one of the major pilgrimage site in Gurgaon. It is also known as Masani Mata Mandir

The temple, standing near a pond, is dedicated to Mata Sheetla Devi. The presiding deity is made of gold polished metal. Placed in a wooden casket on a small marble platform, this image weighs about 4 kg. The deity is believed to be the Goddess who protects children from small pox and gives them a healthy life. Majority of the visitors to the temples are women who come here to seek the blessings of the Goddess for their children.

The temple was built by son of King Surajmal of Bharatpur. The temple also houses other deities like Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva, Shani Dev & Goddess Durga. The temple authorities have also constructed Mundan Halls where the first hair-cutting ceremony for children is held, Satsang Bhavan for yoga & other spiritual activities and Bhandara Bhavan for offering food to the pilgrims.

The temple is visited by large number of devotees throughout the year, especially on Mondays during the Hindu month of Chaitra (March and April). Sheetla Devi Mandir is also a favored place amongst the devotees for the purpose of the mundan ceremony of their children. The annual Masani Fair celebrated here is a major draw attended by thousands of. Folk songs, dances, dramas, dances and cultural functions are organized in the fair.

Timings: 5 AM - 12 PM and 4 PM - 9 PM

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