Tanot Mata Temple in Rajasthan

Tanot Mata Temple in Rajasthan

The Tanot Mata Temple is situated in the Tanot village of district Jaisalmer, which is a major attraction for those visiting the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is enveloped within numerous legends that are sure to instill awe and curiosity towards its sacred power and purity. The heritage site is preserved and maintained by the Border Security Force (BSF) of India since the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971.
... At the Longewala border, the story of Tanot Temple is one such miraculous tale when the local deity Tanot aka Awad Mata didn't let any Pakistani tank bomb explode and Indian soldiers who were certain of martyrdom and defeat went on to crush the Pakistanis in both 1965 as well as 1971 wars. It is said that in both wars more than 3,000 bombs were dropped either in the vicinity or while of the temple, but none exploded. In 1965, after India defeated Pakistan, BSF established a post inside the temple premises and took charge of proceedings of Pooja of the deity, Tanot Mata. The temple till date is handled by BSF and one can see some of those bombs in the Museum built by BSF inside the temple premises.
Tanot Mata Temple is one of the best places to explore in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan.

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