Dadhimati Mata Temple

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Temple of Dadhimati Mata in Nagaur district, Rajasthan, India

Dadhimati Mata Temple of the goddess Dadhimati is a historical site located in Nagaur district, Rajasthan, India. It is situated in the village of Goth-Manglod in Jayal Tehsil. It is one of the oldest surviving temples in northern India. It was built in the 4th century and is of the Gupta era. It is the most important and religious temple for dadhich Brahmins and, as one of 52 shaktipiths, significant to the Shaktism tradition and Purana-related scholarship.[1]

Dadhimati Mata Temple[edit]

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 the goddess Laxmi. The temple has the oldest depictions of 'Devi mahamatya', which are even older than the Mahalaxmi temple of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The Archaeological Survey of India dates it to the 4th Century AD. It was visited by Indian Archaeologist Mr. D R Bhandarkar. It has a depiction of Valimiki ramyana in interiors.

The temple's fame in scholarly work is from its inscription in Sanskrit from chapter 11 of the Devi Mahatmya in the Markandeya Purana, which has helped establish that the text must have been in existence prior to 608 CE.[1]

Transport to Dadhimati Mata Temple[edit]

(All distances approximate)

From Jaipur Airport[edit]

1) Jaipur (250 km) Route:- Jaipur Sikar Salasar Ladnun Nimbi Khinayala Jayal Dadhimati Mata Temple

2) Jaipur (246 km) Route :- Jaipur Sikar Didwana Jayal Dadhimati Mata Temple

3) Jaipur (231 km) Route :- Jaipur – Bagru – Sambhar - Nawa – Kuchaman – Molasar – Didwana – Jayal - Dadhimati Mata Temple

4) Jaipur (211 km) Route :- Jaipur - Jobner - Nava - Mandawara - Badi Khatu - Goth Mangod - Dadhimati Mata Temple

From railway stations[edit]

.1.Nagour .2.Didwana .3.Degana .4. Ajmer .5. Jodhpur .6. Jaipur

1) Nagour (38 km ) Route:- Nagour – Roll - Dadhimati Mata Temple

2) Nagour (56 km ) Route :- Nagour - Roll – Jayal - Dadhimati Mata Temple

3) Didwana (56 km ) Route :- Didwana Jayal Dadhimati Mata Temple

4) Degana (60 km ) Route :- Degana Tarnau Jayal Dadhimati Mata Temple

5) Ajmer (192 km) Route :- Ajmer Puskar Merta Nagour Deh Dadhimati Mata Temple

6) Ajmer (196 km) Route :- Ajmer Parbatsar Didwana Jayal Dadhimati Mata Temple

7) Jodhpur (196 km) Route :- Jodhpur Nagour Deh Dadhimati Mata Temple

8) Jaipur (231 km) Route :- Jaipur – Bagru – Sambhar - Nawa – Kuchaman – Molasar – Didwana – Jayal - Dadhimati Mata Temple

9) Jaipur (246 km) Route :- Jaipur Sikar Didwana Jayal Dadhimati Mata Temple

10) Jaipur (250 km) Route :- Jaipur Sikar Salasar Ladnun Nimbi Khinayala Jayal Dadhimati Mata Temple

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rocher, Ludo (1986). The Puranas. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. p. 195. ISBN 978-3447025225.

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