Dadhimati Mata Temple
Dadhimati Mata Temple of the goddess Dadhimati is located in Nagaur district, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the oldest surviving temples in northern India. It was built in the 4th century and is of the Gupta era.
Dadhimati is said to be the sister of Rishi (sage) Dadhichi, and born on magh (Indian month) shukl 7 (rath saptami) due to the churning of the sky. Dadhimati killed Detya Vikatasur on magh shukl 8 (jaya ashtami) in Dadhi Sagar. Dadhimati is the Avatar Of Goddess Laxmi. The temple has the oldest depictions of 'Devi mahamatya', which are even older than Mahalaxmi temple of Kolhapur, Maharastra. It has a depiction of Valimiki ramyana in interiors.
Parashar Brahmins are the priest in this temple. Dadhimati is Kul Devi and Kul Mata of Dadhich Brahmins as well as Dantuslia the Jat gotra and Gelda the Baniya gotra. The goddess is very powerful, and followers quickly get their wishes fulfilled.
Jai Dadhimathi is a historical palace of Rajasthan. It is one Shaktipith out of 52 shaktipiths.
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About Dadhich Rishi
The Nature of helping others is a great virtue. There are many who gave away their wealth, flesh & energy to up hold this great virtue. But perhaps no one has done as much as Dadhichi Maharshi, who gave away his life for this great cause. The following is the story of Dadhichi.
During the time of war between Devatas and Rakshasas, the latter started robbing the weapons of the Devatas with their occult powers. This kind of occult tricks were strange and new to Devatas and so they could not face the situation. But they were certain that if they lost their weapons, nothing could save the Universe. After a lot of thinking they went to the sage Dadhichi and requested him to protect their weapons under his care and ran away to save themselves.
In good faith and love towards Devatas, Dadhichi kept the weapons with him, protecting them day in and day out, even neglecting his own austerities. Rakshasas could not venture to go near him but were waiting for an opportunity to rob the weapons.
Dadhichi waited for a long time for Devatas to return and collect their ammunitions. Finally, one day, with his divine powers, he put all the weapons in his sacred water pot and mixed them in the water and drank it. He was now free and could continue his regular penance undisturbed.
A short while after this, the Devatas returned and asked Dadhichi for their weapons. The Maharshi said "I waited for so long. I reckoned that you would never turn up. So I drank them away. They are all in my body as bones and flesh. To get them out now is very difficult."
Dadhichi's wife Swarcha was watching all this from a distance. Dadhichi sent her away into their house on some pretext. He then created a huge fire by his will power and entered into it and reduced himself to ashes, leaving behind only his bones.
Much before Devatas realised what was happening, Lord Brahma suddenly appeared and converted each of the bones into various powerful weapons and gave them to the Devatas. Dadhihi's back bone was given as Vajrayudha to Indra with which he brought an end to the most powerful Rakshasas like Vruthasura. Devatas went on pleading "Maharshi, we are now in a position to fight with Rakshasas. If we do not have our weapons, we will not be in a position to fight with them and to save Dharma and the universe". Dadhichi thought about it calmly and was convinced that Devatas deserved help. Their weapons were now more powerful than before. He said to Devatas "Alright, take your weapons back by killing me . They are presently in the form of my bones". Devatas refused to do so and said "We certainly do not want to commit the sin of killing a great Rishi like you. We can not afford to do this cruel thing" Dadhichi could not reply them as well. Determination to make a great sacrifice is one of the qualities of great saints like Dadhichi. Dadhichi not only protected the weapons of the Devatas, but also, enhanced their power by converting them into lethal weapons with the power of his penance. He also saw to it that Devatas did not commit the sin of killing the saint by reducing himself to ashes.
जय जय जनक सुनन्दिनि, हरि वनन्दिनि हे । दुष्ट निकन्दिनि मात, जय जय विष्णु प्रिये ॥
Jai Jai Janak Sunandini, Hari Vnandini.He Dust Nikndini maat, Jai Jai Vishnu Priye.
सकल मनोरथ दोहिनी, जग सोहिनी हे । पशुपति मोहिनी मात, जय जय विष्णु प्रिये ॥
Sakal Manorath Dohini, Jug Sohini He. Pashupati Mohini Maat, Jai Jai Vishnu Priye.
विकट निशाचर कुन्थिनि, दधिमन्थिनि हे । त्रिभुवन ग्रन्थिनी मात, जय जय विष्णु प्रिये ॥
Bikat Nisachar Kunthini, Dadhimanthini He. Tribhuvan Granthini Maat, Jai Jai Vishnu Priye.
दिवानाथ सम भासिनी, सुख हासिनि हे । मरुधर वासिनि मात, जय जय विष्णु प्रिये ॥
Diwanath Sam Bhasini, Sukh Hansini He. Marudhar Wasini Maat , Jai Jai Vishnu Priye.
जग्दम्बे जय कारिणि, खल हारिणि हे । म्रगरिपु चारिणि मात, जय जय विष्णु प्रिये ॥
Jagdmbe Jai Karini Khal Harini He. Mrgripu Charini Maat, Jai Jai Vishnu Priye.
पिप्प्लाद मुनि पालिनी, वपु शालिनि हे । खल दल दालिनि मात, जय जय विष्णु प्रिये ॥
Pipplad Muni Palini, vpu Shalini he Khal Dal Dalini Maat, Jai Jai Vishnu Priye.
तेज विजित सौदामिनि, हरि भामिनि हे । अयि गज गामिनि मात, जय जय विष्णु प्रिये ॥ Tej Vijit Sudamani Hari Bhamini He Ayi Gaja Gamini Maat, Jai Jai Vishnu Priye.
धरणी धर सुसहायिनि, श्रुति गायिनि हे । वांछित दायिनि मात, जय जय विष्नु प्रिये ॥
Dharani Dhar Sushayini, Shruti Gayini He. Vaanchit Dayini Maat,Jai Jai Vishnu Priye.
Also see the link for Dadhich Brahmin : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadhich_Brahmin