Chauth Mata Mandir Sawai Madhopur
Even though the temple is located about 35 kilometers from the main city center in Sawai Madhopur, it is visited by thousands of devotees every year on several occasions.
History of Chauth Mata MandirAccording to the legend, it is believed that the temple was established by Maharaja Bhim Singh, who was an extreme believer in the fact that he could overcome evil by worshiping the Goddess daily. He brought the idol of the deity from Pachala, a small town located about 15 kilometers from Bharwada and placed it on the top of the hill. After which, construction of the temple of Chauth Mata began. The temple is also home to two other beautiful idols of Lord Bhairav and Lord Ganesha in the main area.
Structure of the TempleEven though the temple is perched on a hill top and one has to climb a number of steep stairs to reach the temple, it is visited by both tourists and devotees regularly. All of them descend to this temple to seek blessings from Chauth Mata, who is believed to be the primary deity of the ruler of this area.
Constructed mainly in Rajputana style of architecture with a widespread use of white marble and tiles, Chauth Mata Mandir is one of the most beautiful temples in this region. Several eye-catching paintings and carvings can be seen on the pillars, ceiling and the walls of the temple. The architecture of this temple reminds one of the wonderful culture and heritage belonging to that era. Moreover, while climbing to the temple, one can even view the picturesque meadows and landscapes down below.
Sightseeing at Chauth Mata TempleHaving more than just religious significance, the temple is also known for surrounding sightseeing options. The tourists can visit the nearby village and get to know the rural habits of the people living over here.
Chauth Mata Mandir is also known for its famous Chauth Mata Mela, which takes place every year on the fourth day of either January or February, according to the Hindi Month Magha. Considered very auspicious among the devotees of Chauth Mata, this 15 day mela is a heaven for tourists, especially for those who are visiting from out of the country. One can see the true culture and heritage of Rajasthan coming alive in this mela.