Simsa Mata Temple Boon for Childless Women Himachal Pradesh

Simsa Mata Mandir is a Hindu religious temple situated on hill top of Simas Village in Chauntra Tehsil in Mandi District, Ladbhadol of Himachal Pradesh, India. Simsa Temple is located around 9km away from Simsa Village with full of green lands a beautiful sight to see. It is also known as "Santhan Dathri Temple" (Children giving Goddess) is a divine abode of God with spiritual belief of bestowing children to childless couples. This temple is 32kms away from one of the ancient Shiva Temple known as Baiznath. There are many Shakthi peeths in India and this is one of the shrine of Maa Sharada. This temple is a boon for the childless women and stands as a Gods gift to them. It is beyond the science as women gets pregnant for only sleeping on the floor of this temple.  
 
Simsa Mata Mandir Mandi District Himachal Pradesh
 
Simsa Mata Mandir Mandi District Himachal Pradesh
 
Mata Simsa fulfills all the desires of her devotees who come to worship her. This temple is always rushed with devotees who come seek boons and some others to pay their gratitude. 
 
Entrance Gate to Simsa Devi Mandir
 
Entrance Gate to Simsa Devi Mandir
 
Simsa Mata Temple in Simas Village Himachal Pradesh
 
Simsa Mata Temple in Simas Village Himachal Pradesh
 
Legend Behind Temple:
 
This temple came into existence due to a person named Tobha Singh who dreamt about this Goddess and built this temple which is today known as Simsa Mata Mandir.
 
Legend says on the fine day of Mahashivarathri, when Tobha Singh went to Nagan place which is 3km away from his house in search of Taradi, or Himalayan yam and Kandmool (root vegetables). As he started digging the ground for Taradi and Kandmool with his weapon for the First time he heard a sound and saw milk oozing out of the ground, Second time when he hit for search of better Taradi he came across water resource, and Third time when he dug blood started to come out.
 
Taradi-Yam a Root Vegetable
 
Taradi-Yam a Root Vegetable
 
Upon seeing this sight he got frightened and went back home. At the same night Simsa Mata came into his dream and assured Tobha Singh not to be afraid as she came to solve this problem. She instructed him to go back again to the same place and dig the ground to get an Idol of her. After getting the Idol take that murthi and place in a decorated Palanquin (paalaki) and move on, when you find that the Idol is heavy place the Idol on the same place and construct a temple on Her name.
 
Upon waking up early in the morning Tobha Singh narrated about his dream to his brothers and started digging in search of the Goddess Idol at the same place. After digging they found the Idol of Goddess which was aged about 7 years old girl. This Idol is still visible in the temple today. The Idol is immersed deep into the ground and only the face of the Idol is visible for darshan. In the same way those 3 places where Tobha Singh dig can also be seen even today. 
 
Deity inside Simsa Mata Mandir
 
Deity inside Simsa Mata Mandir
 
It is the miracle of this Goddess that she comes into her devotees dream to bless them with child. According to ones destiny (bhagya) she gives them fruit and it is seen that this fruit decides whether it would be a boy child or a girl child to that women. Hence in this manner many childless couples got children with the blessing of this Goddess Simsa.
 
Visible Upper Portion of Goddess Simsa Mata
 
Visible Upper Portion of Goddess Simsa Mata
 
Significance of this Temple:
 
This temple got famous for the childless couples as a huge number of them come to this temple at the time of Navarathri's to seek the blessing of the Goddess Simsa. The women who want children comes with a pure heart to the temple to sleep day and night on the floor of this temple till Goddess appears in their dreams and offer the fruit to bestow them with a child.
 
Celebration at the Temple: 
 
Every year, the temple authorities organise Navarathri Festival (nine days celebration) for the Goddess, which are held two times one in Chaitra and second in Sharad Masam (month), in a very well manner seeing all the necessary needs of the devotees who come for Mata Simsa darshan.
 
Maa Simsa Worshipped at Navarathri in Different Forms
 
Maa Simsa Worshipped at Navarathri in Different Forms
 
Before the starting of Navarathri Festival in Chaitra Masam, four days earlier on the day of Friday in this temple of Simsa Mata the Pindi form of children (stone like) are removed from the Kund of Mata (water resource) are bathed by Priest with Gangajal and Panchagavya form of water, after which again these Pindi children are placed in the Kund of Mata. It is meant very auspicious to have the glance of these Pindi form of children whose number varies to many and sometimes few. But the Goddess treats every women equally who come to her and sleep in her premises for having children and never disappoints them. The temple authorities prior to this ritual inform all the devotees to seek the blessings of this Goddess Simsa and have darshan of Pindi children.
Darshan of Pindi Form of Children Before Navarathri
Darshan of Pindi Form of Children Before Navarathri
 
The Simsa Mata Temple is also known as "Santhan Dathri Temple" as she blesses the women with child. At the time of Navarathri's "Salindhra Utsav" is celebrated here which means Sapne anna (dreaming while sleeping). A number of childless women come to this temple from neighbouring states like Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to sleep in the premises of this temple to beget the child day and night until the Goddess appears in their dream and offers fruit to them.
 
Women Sleeping in Temple Premises Day and Night
 
Women Sleeping in Temple Premises Day and Night
 
Custom in Temple:
 
The temple authority is having certain rules and regulations to keep this temple clean and tidy.The women coming here for children have to bathe in the Bavadi (stepwell), take a tumbler of water and after igniting incense sticks have to sleep on the floor of the temple premises day and night, abstains from food and fasts to seek the blessing of the Goddess. As and when the number of women sleeping in the temple increases Simsa Mata comes in their dream in the Human form or some divine power to bless them with child by offering fruit and wakes them away. The women who is offered fruit is restricted to consume that fruit for whole year and should offer the same to the Goddess after giving birth to the child and worship her by bringing the child to her feet for her blessings.
 
The fruit given to the women also decides the gender of the child. If the women gets Guava fruit in her dream - then Boy child and If she gets Ladiesfinger - then Girl child. If women gets metals like iron, zinc, wood and stone etc then she will not have children. If the women doesn't exit from that temple and want to dream for the second time then she gets red rashes on her skin which itch a lot and she has to leave that place.
 
Women Dreamt of Guava Fruit Gives Birth to Boy Child
 
Women Dreamt of Guava Fruit Gives Birth to Boy Child
 
Women Dreamt of Ladiesfinger Gives Birth to Girl Child
Women Dreamt of Ladiesfinger Gives Birth to Girl Child
 
Sacred Stone near Temple:
 
Near the temple there is a sacred stone which when moved from both hands doesn't move and when moved with small finger moves on. It is the belief of people coming to this temple that Mata Simsa is present in every form of this place.
 
Sacred stone near Simsa Mata Temple
 
Sacred stone near Simsa Mata Temple
 
Best time to Visit:
 
All through the year and mostly visited during Navarathri's (Chaitra and Sharad month).
 
 
सिमसा माता आरती
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता । हाथ जोड़ तेरे आगे, आरती मैं गाता ॥
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता ।
शीश पे छत्र बिराजे, मूरतिया प्यारी । गंगा बहती चरनन, ज्योति जगे न्यारी ॥
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता ।
ब्रह्मा वेद पढ़े नित द्वारे, शंकर ध्यान धरे । सेवक चंवर डुलावत, नारद नृत्य करे ॥
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता ।
सुंदर गुफा तुम्हारी, मन को अति भावे । बार-बार देखन को, ऐ मां मन चावे ॥
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता ।
भवन पे झण्डे झूले, घंटा ध्वनि बाजे । ऊंचा पर्वत तेरा, माता प्रिय लागे ॥
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता ।
पान सुपारी ध्वजा नारियल, भेंट पुष्प मेवा । दास खड़े चरणों में, दर्शन दो देवा ॥
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता ।
जो जन निश्चय करके, द्वार तेरे आवे । उसकी इच्छा पूरण, माता हो जावे ॥
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता ।
इतनी स्तुति निशदिन, जो नर भी गावे । कहते सेवक ध्यानू, सुख संपति पावे ॥
जै सिमसा माता, मैया जै सिमसा माता ।
 
Contact Details: 094186 31374
 
How to Reach:
 
By Road:The major towns of this hill state are well connected by a fine network of roads which leaves tourists and pilgrims visiting this place with an excellent drive and breathtaking scenic views in good season. The ones on higher altitudes are closed in winters and monsoons because of snowfall and landslides. There are regular bus services from Ambala, Chail, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Kullu, Manali, Mandi, Pathankot and Shimla. The Private Bus Service is well available within Simsa Village and one can also hire taxis from nearby places to reach Himachal Pradesh.
 
By Air:There are three domestic airports in Himachal Pradesh situated at Bhuntar, Gaggal and Jubbarhatti, which are well connected to Delhi and Chandigarh. Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest airport to Shimla at a distance of 23 km It is connected well with Chandigarh, Kullu and Delhi.
 
By Train: The nearest railway station is available within 10km distance to simsa village. As Himachal Pradesh is situated on high altitude it is difficult to lay railway lines and thus has broad and narrow gauge tracks. Pathankot to Joginder Nagar line is the railway line that connects Himachal to Punjab. The famous Toy train connects Shimla to Kalka and offers scenic views. Kalka is well connected to other major towns of India. Other important railway stations in Himachal Pradesh are Solan and Una.
 
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    Simas, Himachal Pradesh - 175016
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