The historic and ancient pilgrimage site of Sundha Mata temple is located near the village of Dantlavas of Raniwada tehsil, Jalore Rajasthan. the Sunda Mata Mandir has located 105 km from the district headquarters of Jalore and 35 km from the Bhinmal subdivision.
It is a sacred site and an important religious monument in legend and history. This Adi Dev Tapho Bhoomi has been regarded as killing the Tripura Demon
History – Sundha Mata Temple Jalore
In the temple of Sundha Mata complex, there are three historically important inscriptions that highlight the history of the region. The temple of Sundhamata was built by the Deval Pratiharas with the help of the royal Chauhans of Jalore.
The first inscription dates back to 1262 AD, which describes the victory of the Chauhans and the fall of the Paramaras. The second inscription is from 1326 and the third is from 1727.
The temple of Sundha Mataji is about 900 years old, situated on a high hill, in which the statue of “Maa Sundha” is installed, the first ropeway of Rajasthan is situated here. The temple of Sundha Mata Ji is situated at a height of about 850 meters.
Due to the name of this mountain of the Aravalli ranges, it is also known as Sundha Mata temple. It is also called Adeshvari because the statue of the mother is without a torso.
This temple is made of white marble stone, resembles the Dilwara temple of Mount Abu, the temple also has an idol of Goddess Chamunda Devi.
Additional details of Sundha Mata Temple
The Sundha mountain is mythologically and historically significant. Adi Dev’s Tapho Bhoomi is considered here to slay the Tripura demon.
Apart from this, a Shivlinga is installed near the idol of Chamunda Mata and it is the Kuldevata of Upamanyu Gautra of Shrimali Brahmin Society, who believes in Vedic rituals, and this is the Nagini Mata, who is his Kuldevi.
This place has been the Tapho Bhoomi of many sages and it is also said to be the ashram of Rishi Bharadwaj. After the Battle of Haldighati in the year 1576, Mewar ruler History Maharana Pratap had taken refuge in Sundha Mata in his days of suffering.
In the early years of the thirteenth century, Bhinmal was snatched from the Solankis of Gujarat by the Chauhan ruler of Jalore, and the Chauhan rulers of Jalore have a special respect for Sundha Mata.
Due to this reverence, Uchisingh’s son Chachigadeva got this temple constructed in Samvat 1312, and in 1319 on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, Mata Chamunda was made famous by law.
In the thirteenth century itself, Alauddin Khilji invaded Jalore and ended the Chauhan branch and this area remained under the Mughals, the Bihari Pathans, and the Sultans of Gujarat.
After becoming a part of the princely state of Marwar, the royal family of Jodhpur presented this pilgrimage to Dhani, Mangalwa, and Chitori villages.
It is a natural shade of the place, panoramic environment, greenery spread on the mountain, sand mountains and waterfalls flowing every day, and a store of important rare herbs of Ayurveda. It is currently an important tourist destination.
Apart from Rajasthan, lakhs of people from Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh visit here every year. A nine-day fair is held here twice a year at the time of Navratras and a large crowd of devotees gathers. More visitors come to the temple from thirteen to the full moon of Shukla Paksha every month.
Fairs – Sundha Mata Temple Jalore
A fair is organized here during Navratri during which a large number of tourists from Gujarat and adjoining areas visit Sundha Mata. at present, regular buses are run by Gujarat from Palanpur, Deesa, and other places.
Timing – Sundha Mata Tempel Jalore
Sundha Temple’s opening time is Morning 08.00 to Evening 06.00 every day.
Sundha Mata Temple Ropeway
You can also go on foot to visit Sundha Mata Temple, otherwise, you can also take the service of the ropeway. This ropeway is 800 meters long and will take you to the temple built on the hill in about 6 minutes, only 4 people can go in a trolley at a time. The cost of the ropeway ticket is Rs 50, in which the facility of arrival and departure is provided.
How can reach Sundha Mata Temple Jalore Rajasthan?
Near Railway Station Marwar Kori, Rajasthan 13 KM
Near Airport Udaipur Airport 215 KM Jodhpur Airport 235 KM
Near Bus Stop Bhinmal 25 KM
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