Every city in Rajasthan has a historic or legendary temple. These temples are not just a place of worship for the locals but have also become an important tourist attraction in Rajasthan. So after hearing a lot of enquiries from our clients we decided to post a series of blogs on must see temples near Jaisalmer or in Jaisalmer. Have a look.
1. Tanot Mata Temple
Tanot Mata Temple is 78 Kms from Jaisalmer city and very close to Pokhran where India’s second nuclear test look place in 1999 by Army. The reason I mentioned the time of nuclear test with this temple because both Indian & Pakistani armies have a feeling of respect for this temple. A chapter of Indo-Par 1965 war took place near Tanot Mata temple. Every thing got destroyed by the 3000 Pakistani tanks missiles but not even a single bullet touched the temple. This scene was also presented in 1997 Bollywood movie Border. Watch this 3 minutes news documentary by Zee news on Tanot Mata temple importance for locals, Indian & even Pakistani Army.
2. Laxminath Temple, Jaisalmer
Laxminath Temple is inside the famous Jaisalmer fort and belongs to the Hindu deities of Vishnu & his wife Laxmi. The temples receive a large number of travellers as Jaisalmer fort is at the top on the list of places to visit in Jaisalmer. Rao Lunkaran build this temple in 1494 and the structure & artefacts of this temple are simple astonishing and is a must see place in Jaisalmer. Have a look at this small slide of Laxminath Temple.
3. Jain temples of Lodhruva
Lodhruva is a small city 5 Kms away from Jaisalmer and is famous of its Jain Temple. This is a 900 year old temple dedicated to 23rd Tirthankara. The temple was also destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in 1152 AD and after 800+ years it was rebuilt by locals along with government officials and they brought the temple back to its glory. Jain temples of Lodhruva are beautiful and surrounded with Sand sun dunes making it a destination to explore.
Well there are a few more of amazing temples to explore around near & in Jaisalmer. But will share them is our nest post. If you have seen any of the above temple or those which are not mentioned here than you can mention them in the comment section below.
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