Manasa Devi Temple in Panchkula of Haryana is one of the best places to visit during Navratri festival. The Navratri Mela is celebrated for two times in a year during Ashwin month (September – October) and Chaitra month (March – April).
The nine-day Mela starts on Kalasha Sthapana day (Ashwin Shukla Pratipada) and culminates on Mahanavami (Aswhin Shukla Navami). Lakhs of devotees throng the temple to get the darshan and blessings of Sri Manasa Devi Mata. Many special pujas are performed during the festival. Goddess Manasa Devi Temple is one of the famous Shakti Peetha in North India.
In 2016, Manasa Devi Temple Navratri Mela starts on October 1 and ends on 10 October. On Maha Sashti and Durga Ashtami day, Manasa Devi Temple Shakti Peetha will be closed for two hours a day for cleaning the temple. During remaining hours, the temple remains open for Darshan of Mata Manasa Devi.
During Vasant Navratri, Mela Manasa Devi begins on April 8 and ends on April 15.