Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Nagnechi Ji Mata
Location: In the South-East of Bikaner, the temple stands on a mount. Presently this area is called Pawanpuri South Extension. God Worshipped: Shri Nagnechi Ji
District: Bikaner Road Distance from Jaipur: 365
Built in the year: 16th centuray Nearest Airport: Nal Airport (12 kms)
By Maharaja Rai Singh Nearest Rly. Station: Bikaner Rly Station (4 kms)

Cause of Establishment:
Rao Bikaji was the founder of Bikaner. He belonged to the Jodhpur royal family when he left Jodhpur and came to found Bikaner, he brought with him fourteen royal and sacred emblems, one of them was Mahishasur Mardini Naganechi Ji. This idol was enshrined in this temple. The Goddess is said to the clan Goddess to be the Rathore dynasty.

Brief of the Diety:

 Goddess Naganechiji, the family Goddess of the Rathores.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs:

This temple belongs to the Shakta Sect with Mata Durga, the Goddess of Shakti.

Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

 Built on a high mound, the splendid temple has a high Shikhar. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha graha) and portico, sabhakaksha are made of red stone of Dulmera while the front gate of sanctum sanctorum is of white marble.

Material of Construction:

Red Stone of Dulmera, white marble, bricks and lime mortar.

Total Construction Time: 3 years
Religious aspects of temple:

The temple belongs to the shakta Sect and the method of worship is also in keeping with this Sect.

Unique features of the temple:

 This is one of the oldest temple of Bikaner. In the old times, people were allowed go to the temple for darshan in Junagarh. But now entry is restricted. The temple itself looks like a Citadel.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):

Navratras in the month of Chaitra and also Navratras in the month of Ashwina.

Morning Time: 5.00 am to 12.00 am

Evening Time:

5.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

Traditional prayers and song to Devi are also sung here.

Details of Temple:
Sanctrum: An open circumambulatory path
Sanctorum: A portico
Verandah: Verandah
Garbh Grah: Sanctum Sanctorum
Rasoi: Rasoi/Kitchen

In the earlier part of the temple, there are other shrines of Chamunda Mata and Shivji. The open chowk below has yajna site and two rooms

Vandana (If any particular) in text:
Traditional prayers sound to Devi are also sung here.
Issues requiring global attention for conservation, protection and improvement of the temple:

 This famous place of Bikaner can be developed into a fine tourist spot.

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