The Manak Siddh temple is a symbol of unwavering faith amongst the people and is visited by many devotees across the country. The main puja of Baba Manak Siddh is conducted on Sundays and jaggery is offered by the devotees as a form of love.
The temple of Lord Narasimha and Lord Hanuman is also located at this place. Currently Mahant, Shree Anand Brahmachari Ji conducts the puja to promote the holy thoughts of Baba Manak Siddh. This temple is the centre of social consciousness and social harmony.
For success and wealth, the devotees offer grains and milk to Baba Manak Siddh. It is believed that those who visit the dense jungle near Manak Siddh with a pure heart can spot chilly plants here. To give a new dimension to Baba Manak Siddh’s current form, a committee was formed under the guidance of Shree Swami Ramcharan Das Ji Maharaj which is still working for increasing the grandeur of the temple.
Mythical background related to Manak Siddh
In the 17th century, a saint named Manak Siddh indulged in a prolong penance, amid a thick woodland about 16 km away from Dehradun in the north-west direction of Shimla bypass road. It was here that Manak Baba completely devoted himself to the worship of Lord Shiva and Laxmi-Narayan.
After continuous austerity, Manak Baba was blessed by Lord Shiva and was made to safeguard the culture and religion awakening of the people living in that region. Thereafter, the Baba Manak Siddh used to end the suffering of the people and his followers believe that even today Baba greets their devotees in his Shiva avatar to put an end to their sufferings
How to reach Manak Siddh temple:
Manak Siddh Temple on Shimla-bypass road is located about 16 km away from Dehradun Clock Tower. This sacred temple is situated about 59 km from Rishikesh, 66 km from Haridwar and about 250 km from Delhi. Dehradun railway station at 16 km away is the nearest railhead to Manak Siddh. The Jolly Grant airport at 42 km away is the closest air connectivity to the temple.