Mandu Shidh

About Mandu Shidh

Situated among dense forests in the small village Aamwala, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mandu Siddh is one of the four revered siddhs of Dehradun. The four siddhs of Dehradun are situated within 15kms radius from the main city of Dehradun and in four different directions. Mandu Siddh is situated in the north direction.

In DehradunIn Phulsani/Premnagar Dehradun, About 10km From Clock Tower
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Mandu Shidh in Dehradun

It is located in Premnagar at a distance of 10kms from Dehradun Clock Tower and takes around 30mins to reach. Visiting all the four siddhs while fasting in a single day is believed to fulfil the wish of the pilgrim. When the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled they organize a Bhandara (feast) in the temple.

History of Mandu Siddh

Dattatreya, the son of Atri Rishi and Anusaya maa was extremely intelligent and the first guru of his 84 disciples. His disciples meditated for a long period of time absolving themselves from indulging in anything else. They meditated at various places in North India. Lord Shiva was pleased by their devotion and granted them the gift of enlightenment. The devotees attained Samadhi at the place of meditation and abandoned their bodies.

The temples were built to pay homage to four of the disciples, namely Sage Laxman, Sage Munik, Sage Kalu, and Sage Mandu. 

Mandu Siddh Temple- Exteriors

There is a main sanctum where the shivling is present. An idol of Nandi sits outside the main temple. The walls of the temple have pictures of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswati imprinted in them. The pinkish-orange temple is small with a wide outdoor area where people can rest and enjoy the view after puja. There are two ponds near the main temple where devotees offer milk. There is a big cave near Mandu Siddh Temple where Baba Mandu meditated.

Puja at Mandu Siddh

Every Vasant Panchami, which normally falls during late January or early February, a fair is held at Mandu Siddh which locals attend with great zest. A bhandara is held for the people every second Sunday of May and June. Devotees offer jaggery and take it as Prasad to their homes 

Location of Mandu Shidh

Mandu Shidh is located in In Dehradun ( In Phulsani/Premnagar Dehradun, About 10km From Clock Tower).

Location & How to Reach Mandu Shidh

Mandu Siddh is just 10kms from clock tower of Dehradun. You can either book a taxi from Ghanta Ghar or take public transport till Premnagar and then book a taxi or an auto till Mandu Siddh. Prem Nagar is 54kms from Rishikesh and 62kms from Haridwar. The nearest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station at a distance of 10kms from Dehradun and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport at a distance of 38kms.

Read How to Reach guide for Dehradun.

What is Mandu Shidh famous for?

Mandu Shidh is popular place for following activities/ interests - Temples.

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