Tanot Mata Temple, Jaisalmer

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You may not know it by its relatively simple appearance, but Tanot Mata Temple played a major role in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. The story goes that the Pakistani Army attempted to destroy the structure by dropping a numbers of bomb, but all of them missed and the temple remained unscathed. The Indian Border Security controls the building now and operates it as a museum--step inside to view some of those unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan. Make Tanot Mata Temple part of your personalized Jaisalmer itinerary using our Jaisalmer trip maker site .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Mata Tanot Rai Temple Visit is memorable With Exploration Of The Vast Thar Desert. Enjoyed a lot in the Trip. One Can't imagine That there can be a such large temple in this desert.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    We visited Tanot Mata temple en route to Border Post 609. The temple is maintained by BSF and during the 1971 war with Pakistan, the bombs dropped on the temple did not burst, though the surrounding v...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Its a really a adventure ride with deserts on both sides of road and no human civilization (After you cross Rampur). Approx 130 Kms from Jaisalmer, it takes 2 hours to reach. The roads are amazing. Ab...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Must visit this place if you are planning for Jaisalmer. About 135 kms from Jaisalmer and very near to border. This temple is very important for Indian Army. You must own vehicle or rent it to visit. Public transport is not available very frequently. Remote Location so better you return from before night. Just take a look of history on Google and you will be keen to visit this place.
  • July 8, 2017
    A clean and tidy Temple where people tie chunaries and kalaya to the trees. It is famous for a particular reason, during the India-Pakistan war in 1965, Pakistan launched several missiles in this area and there were many bombs which dropped in the temple premises which failed to blow up! This was a very strange phenomena which local people believe is an act of Mata Tanot (Goddess) who protected the area. After 1965, the BSF has taken charge of maintenance of the temple.
  • June 24, 2017
    Prestigious temple of India, have a great historical importance since the war of 1971. Pak soldiers tried to destroy it, but due to blessings of tanot mata, they were unable to do so. Their bombs left unexploded. Jai mata di.
  • May 27, 2017
    I experiencedVery powerful blessings of Goddess Maa Tanot rai. thanks maa.
  • April 18, 2017
    It is a good place and i want to come back often..... Thanks ... JAI TANOT RAI

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