Mandar tirth is named after a celestial tree called Mandar. This sacred place of pilgrimage is situated at the foothills of Vindhya mountain. There is a large mandar tree over there which has some unique qualities. This tree is visible only on auspicious days of dwadashi and chaturdashi and becomes invisible on the rest of the days. Some other holy places situated in the vicinity of mandar tirth are Prapan, Modan, Baikunthkaran.
There is another holy place called mandar but it is situated on the Meru mountain. This holy place is also known as ‘Syamantpanchak’. One important characteristic of this holy place is that there are huge rocks resembling a mace, a wheel, a plough and a conch.