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Tanot Mata Temple Jaisalmer Address: Tanot Road, Near India- Pakistan Border, Tanot, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345022, India

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Tanot Mata Temple Jaisalmer Timings

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Monday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wedesday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm

Note: The Tanot Mata Temple Jaisalmer Aarti is scheduled between 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Evening

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Jaisalmer, the gorgeous yellow city of Rajasthan, houses Tanot Mata Temple. This is one of India's most revered Hindu pilgrimage destinations, located on the India-Pakistan border in the Thar Desert. The temple was built by the Bhati Rajput ruler of Jaisalmer, Maharawal Lonkawat, in the 12th century.

The temple is dedicated to Tanot Mata, who is considered to be a local incarnation of the Goddess Durga. The Tanot Mata Temple is a popular tourist destination in India and attracts pilgrims from all over the country.

The temple has become a symbol of Indian nationalism due to its strategic location on the border. The temple has never been attacked despite multiple wars between India and Pakistan. You will be amazed to learn that the Archaeological Survey of India has designated the temple as a protected monument.

Architecture of Tanot Mata Temple

The temple's architecture is stunning and is a perfect example of the skillful craftsmanship of the local artisans. It is a two-storeyed building with a central dome as its crown. Colourful paintings and intricate carvings decorate the walls of the temple. There is a large courtyard where devotees can offer their prayers around the temple.

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History of Tanot Mata Temple

According to the legend, the temple inhibits supernatural power, making it a saviour for its followers.

A major event associated with this temple was the Longewala War of 1965. During this war, the Pakistani Army dropped around 3000 bombs on the temple, but not one exploded.

Upon learning of the power of the temple that apparently protected the area, the Pakistani General inquired about the incident and asked to see it after the war. The order was granted, and the Pakistani General paid his respects at the temple, acknowledging the supernatural event. As a result of the war, the temple management was handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF) of India.

Timings and Entry Fees of Tanot Mata Temple

The temple is open throughout the week from 6 AM to 8 PM. No entry fee is required to visit the temple.

Best time to visit Tanot Mata Temple

The most convenient time to visit Tanot Mata Temple is from November to January because of the pleasant weather. During this time, the temperature is comfortable, and the air is dry. This makes it ideal for sightseeing and exploring the temple grounds. Additionally, the winter months offer some of the most beautiful views of the surrounding desert landscape.

How to reach Tanot Mata Temple

The Tanot Mata Temple is accessible by air, railway, and road.

By air: The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is Jodhpur Airport, from which you can book cab rentals to reach Jaisalmer. A cab takes around four hours to reach the city, and from Jaisalmer's main city, you will reach Tanot Mata Temple in 2 hours.

By train: There is a distance of 123.1 km between Jaisalmer Railway Station and Tanot Mata Temple. Jaisalmer can be reached via railways and further covered by a cab from top car rental companies in Jaisalmer within two hours.

By road: Tanot Mata temple is best reached by road from Jaisalmer. The journey takes around 1 hour and 52 minutes, and is located 120 km from Jaisalmer.

Tanot Mata Temple is a must-see tourist place in Jaisalmer for anyone visiting the city. Along with faith and devotion, the temple is also a symbol of strength and courage. This monument symbolises the courage and faith of the Jaisalmer people, who survived the 1965 war. Book a Jaisalmer tour package with Jaisalmer Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA to make the most of your tour. Please fill the Contact Us form to know more.

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