Manda also called as Dhamini is the consort of Lord Shani and mother of Gulikan. She is a Gandharva princess and she is the goddess of art and the worshipper of Mata Saraswati Devi. Her expert in dance cannot be compared with anyone in the entire universe. She is the daughter of the Kantharva King Chitraratha and Queen Divyanka.
She got a divine appearance with attractive and smiling face. She is considered as the most beautiful woman among the divine goddesses in the heaven. She is a good natured goddess and contains the features of Mata Saraswati. She is talented in all kinds of art, and contains great skills in dancing field.
As per ancient legend, even after marrying Manda, lord Shani used to remain meditating Lord Shiva. He didn’t even speak to his wife properly. This made his wife Manda to get angry with him and she cursed him to remain his sight looking always downward. However, after some time, Lord Shani got liberated from this curse.
TEMPLES OF MANDA’S SON GULIKAN
There are some popular Gulikan Temples in Kerala, India:
1. Gulikan Temple, Pullur
2. Gulikan Temple, Kaarilikkandiyil
3. Gulikan Kavu, Sree Thirunelly
4. Gulikan Temple, Kunhichadukkam
5. Sree Gulikan Devasthanam, Peralam
6. Gulikan Kshethram, NaithallurThalachilllon
Chanting the names of Manda Devi and visting the temples of Gulikan will please Lord Shani and will give his immediate blessings on us, and to some extent relieve us from our sins. Hence it is better to chant her names along with the name of Lord Shani Bhagawan in order to get good prospects in our life. As an affectionate mother, she will always show her love and affection on us, and will completely change our life path and make us to walk in the spiritual path. She will also remove our diseases from our mind and body, and make us to always feel comfortable and safe in our life.
Let us chant the names of Mata Manda and be blessed.
“OM SREE MANDA DEVIYE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE GULIKANE NAMAHA”
“JAI SHANI DEV”