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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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  • 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. ...  more »
  • If you are visiting jaisalmer you must have this place in your itinerary. This is place where during ind pak war around 450 war heads were fried but none of them exploded. They have kept few of them a...  more »
  • Any trip to Jaisalmer is not complete with out a visit to Tanot mata. The border security forces have their faith in the spiritual powers of the deity, and they maintain this temple premises. A ride/d...  more »
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  • 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
  • If you want realise the real life of soldier, then visit tanotmata temple & longewala post
  • This is the place of Shri Tanto mata ji. During 1970 war Pakistan bombarded this place but no bombs exploded here. Those bombs are still present here in the temple premises. After war a Senior Pakistani officer came to this Mandir and gave a silver Chatra to Mataji.He was so much astonished with the power of Mataji that No bomb exploded there and all rest destroyed. On the way to Tanot there is Ghantiyal Mandir. Its a must visit before Tanot .This Mandir also has many stories. You must visit there to know all those. Tanot temple also contains a Majar and is equally respected. In the backyard of this temple people used to tie handkerchiefs for wishes. There is plenty of rooms ,hall and toilets are available. All these amenities are managed by BSF. There are cafeteria , restrooms ,parkings present. Even if you wish to go to Border ,you can visit with prior Permission from BSF Sector HQ North, Jaisalmer. It's all the BSF who is guarding Border and giving us peace and safety. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.
  • It is historical palace and there mata is really believable