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About Chamunda Mata Temple

Chamunda Mata Temple in the southern part of Mehrangarh Fort is the shrine of Chamunda Devi, the Isht Devi (main goddess) of the royal family. When the capital was shifted from Mandore to Jodhpur; Rao Jodha, the founder of the city, brought the idol of goddess Chamunda Devi here in 1460.The temple of Chamunda Devi is located in the outskirt of the city inside the Mehrangarh Fort and is reachable easily by personal vehicle or a hired taxi or a bus. Most of the residents of Jodhpur worship Chamunda Mata and during Dussehra celebrations, the temple is visited a large number of. The idol of Chamunda is black or red in most Indian temples where the goddess is worshiped. She wears a garland of severed heads or skulls called mundamala. For those tourists with a religious bent of mind, the temple is a place to include in the ‘must visit’ list.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family, Couple
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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