Devi Ma Mandir, Jodhpur
In the heart of the old walled city of Jodhpur stands the eighteenth century Haveli that once belonged to the ‘Thakurs’ of Raas Village.
Nestled at the base of the historic Mehrangarh Fort, the Haveli is framed by glorious Fortviews everywhere one looks. The heritage structure housing the original Haveli, has an ancient shrine, a Rasoi ghar, a Marwari Pendo, and heritage rooms with arched windows and jharokhas, all built in Jodhpuri red sandstone – “chattar ka patthar”
The shrine is a Devi Ma Mandir, etched in the walls for over three centuries, holding the histories, heritage and folklore of the Rajputs. Mahadevi, the great Deity of the Thakurs of Raas. The shrine of Devi Ma has been worshipped by the Rajputs for over three hundred years,‘Mataji’-an all embracing Mother Goddess.
Epitomising all encompassing Feminine power, Shakti, Goddess Durga, and Mother Earth. Painstakingly restored, the Mandir chowk now houses the Hotel Spa, with arched doorways in beautiful red sandstone. Taking one back to the days once lived here, immersing in Rajputana history.
Written by Anushka Gupta @anushkagupta5