Rajasthan’s Nagaur has a 2000 year old Dedhmati Maa temple, the dome is inscribed throughout the Ramayana.


Nagaur (Rajasthan): Between the Sanam and Mangalod villages in Nagaur, Rajasthan, there is a 2000-year-old temple of Dudhimati maa of Kuldevi Brahmins. This is the oldest temple in North India. It was created in secret sanctuary 289. Its specialty is that the whole Ramayana is inscribed on the dome of the temple by hand. The dome was built more than 1300 years ago, while the belief is that it was revealed two thousand years ago.

Here the people of the Dadhich society decide the relationship of the children before and in Navratri, the children strengthen their relationship with the maa. A grand fair is held here on Ashtami, which brings people from all over the country.

What is Mythology?

Legend has it that here, Mandhata, king of Ayodhya, sacrificed and made four Havan kunds. The king called upon the four rivers to generate water of the Ganges, Yamuna, Saraswati and Narmada. According to the Puranas, Dmittima’s maa is the sister of Rishi Dadhichi. He is also considered the incarnation of Lakshmi. Concerning this temple, there is another belief that with the increasing influence of Kaliyug, the main pillar of the temple is glued to the surface. Ma Dhammati was born on the Saptami of Magh Shuklapakas, that is, Rath Saptami.

Ma Ddmati also killed the demon Vittakasur. Pandit Vishnu Shastri says that in Navratri, over one thousand devotees perform Durga Saptashti lessons every day. Arrangements are made for them to stay in the temple itself. About 250 rooms have been built on the premises, where arrangements are made for the coming pilgrims.

Aurangzeb attacked, bees failed

Aurangzeb attacked the temple during the Mughal period, says Samprat Raj Sharma, a retired district judge affiliated to the temple committee. Aurangzeb’s army attacked the dome here, causing the soldiers to flee. There are four Havan kunds, whose water taste is different.