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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. To visit Tanot Mata Temple and get the most from your holiday in Jaisalmer, create itinerary details personal to you using our Jaisalmer trip builder.
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  • Great place and near camel ride good temple but who is persan come here get all world pleaser and Indian army defence tanot mata temple any time  more »
  • I had been to the temple based on the high reviews that it has got. I personally didn't feel anything great about the temple and also it is not well kept. The historical significance of this place is ...  more »
  • The famous temple in 1965 war, simply enigmatic experience at this wonderful place... Just awesome and magnificent feeling....  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I experiencedVery powerful blessings of Goddess Maa Tanot rai. thanks maa.
  • It is a good place and i want to come back often..... Thanks ... JAI TANOT RAI

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