Maa Chamunda Temple, Jodhpur
Rajasthan , Jodhpur
Located in the southern part of Mehrangarh fort, is the temple dedicated to the Ishta devi of royal family, the Chamunda Mata temple. Founder of Jodhpur city, Rao Jodha brought the idol of his favourite goddess from old capital of Mandore in 1460. He installed Chamunda Devi idol in the Mehrangarh Fort and it is worshipped even today by both royals and the Jodhpur's citizens. A stampede occurred on 30 September 2008, at the temple, in which 249 people were killed and more than 400 injured.
The Chamunda Mataji temple in Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, was established in 1460 after the idol of the goddess Chamunda was moved from the old capital of Mandore by the then-ruler Jodha of Mandore.
The shrine situated inside the Mehrangarh fort, is serenely beautiful with its white dome, exquisitely carved ceiling and pillars. Red flags adorn the top of the shrine. In the sanctum, is the deity of Goddess Chamunda adorned with flowers in front of red cloth backdrop. Brass belles hang in from of the sanctum. Photo Courtesy : Wikipedia
Timings : Timings : 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing.
Jodhpur, a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, near the sprawling landscape of the Thar Desert. The city is famous for its food and 'Jodhpur Sweets' are famous throughout India. The scenic landscape had made Jodhpur a favored movie location.
Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
The priests perform regular puja and rituals
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