The temple of Tanot Mata Jaisalmer (Tannot Maa) is located near the Indo-Pakistan border, about one hundred and thirty kilometres from Jaisalmer district in the state of Rajasthan.
Tanot Mata Jaisalmer is also known as Aavad Mata and is a form of Hinglaj Mata. Hinglaj Mata’s Shaktipeeth is in Baluchistan, Pakistan.
A huge fair is organized here every year in Ashwin and Chaitra Navratri.
This temple is about 1200 years old. The Temple was built by Bhati Rajput Naresh Tanurao in 828 AD when the temple of Tanot was built and the idol was installed. Since then, people of Bhati Raja and neighbouring areas of Jaisalmer have been worshipping Mother.
Tanot Mata Mandir Jaisalmer
Indo-Pak war and Mother’s miracle
The temple of Tanot Mata has always been a centre of faith, but after the 1965 India-Pakistan war, this temple became famous for its miracles at home and abroad. In the 1965 war, about 3000 bombs were dropped from the Pakistani army. Out of which about 450 bombs fell in the temple premises, none of which exploded in the temple and the temple did not even reach, these bombs are now kept in a museum built in the temple premises for the devotees to see.
Jaisalmer Tourist Palace
After the 1965 war, the Border Security Force (BSF) took over the responsibility of this temple and also made one of its choki here. And since when the work of the temple, maintenance is done by BSF
Tanot Temple History
It is said that a long time ago there was a bard named Mamadia Charan, who had no children, due to which he travelled to Hinglaj Mata seven times to get children. When Charan was sleeping one night, the mother asked in a dream whether you want a son or a daughter, then Charan said that you should take birth at my house.
By the grace of Hinglaj Mata, seven daughters and one son were born at that charan house. One of these was Awad Ma, who is known as Tanot Mata.
How to reach Tanot Mata Temple Jaisalmer:-
By Road 121 KM Bus & Taxi Facility available Jaisalmer to Tanot Mata Temple
Near Railway Station Jaisalmer125 KM
Near Airport Jaisalmer Airport 135 KM