The Chamunda Mata Mandir is located in the southern part of the prominent Mehrangarh Fort. This temple has been dedicated to Goddess Chamunda Devi which is considered to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. As you visit the temple you will notice that there is an idol of the Goddess which has been carved in black stone, besides the tow other idols belonging to Kalika Devi and Bech Rai Ji, placed in the sanctum sanctorum.
It is believed that when Rao Jodha planned to shift the capital of his kingdom from Mandore to Marwar in the year 1459, he wanted to build the Mehrangarh Fort on a rocky cliff which was also known as Bhaurcheeria, known as the mountain of birds. This was already occupied by a hermit at that time. When the hermit was expelled out of this place he cursed Rao Jodha that his kingdom would always face the scarcity of water. For appeasing Goddess Chamunda, Rao Jodha built him a house and a temple right inside the fort. Ever since then the goddess Chamunda Devi is known as the adopted goddess of the Jodhpur royal family and the local people. Many people visit the temple during the Navratras and the Dussehra festival.
|Timings||All days of the week 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|