Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Jeen Mata Ji
Location: Jeen Mata, Tehsil- Danta Ramgarh God Worshipped: Goddess Jeen Mata
District: Sikar Road Distance from Jaipur: 115 Kms
Built in the year: 8th Century A.D. Nearest Airport: Sanganer, Jaipur (125 km)
By Chauhan rular of the Middle Age Nearest Rly. Station: Goria (15 km)
       

Cause of Establishment:
There is a popular belief which has come down to people through the centuries that in a village Ghoghu of Churu, King Ghangh loved and married an Apsara (nymph) on the condition that he would not visit her palace without prior information. King Ghangh be got a son called Harsha and a daughter Jeen. Afterwards she again concieved but hance would have it king Ghangh went to her palace without prior intimation and thus violated solemn vow he had made to the Apsara. Instantly she left the king and fled away with her son Harsha and daughter Jeen whom she abandoned at the place where presently the temple stands. The two children here practised extreme asceticism. Later a Chauhan rular built the temple at that place.

       
Brief of the Diety:

Goddess Jeen Mata is Devi herself, the very embodiment of divine cosmic power. The deity is Mahishasura Mardini Durga having eight arms. The miraculous deity fulfills the wishes of her devotee worshippers. Whosoever acts unholily in the temple precinets is highly punished with a divine retribution. Mahishasura was demon in the form of a buffalo. He waged a fierce battle with Shri Durga. He with his forces affronted the goddess with all his demoniac powers. The battle with Durga has been beautifully described in the third chapter of Shri Durga Saptashati. Finally Durga pressed Mahisha with her foot and struck his neck with her lance. The lion too suppressed Mahisha (then in the buffalo form). This lion riding eight-armed form of Durga is Mahisha Mardini. Here Jeen Mata is worshipped in her eight-armed form.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs:
The Shakta cult which worships the Shaktis or various forms of Shakti (I.e. Shri Durga)

Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

The temple has been constructed in the style of architecture adopted by Pratihar and Chauhan clans of Rajputs. There are twenty four pillars with pavels of figures finely carved on them. The main temple is a very high sky touching Shikhar (Pinnacle) in the midest of Hills. A unique temple it is from every point of view.

Important Architectural Characteristics:

The Sanctum Sanctorum is built of the highest quality marble. The shutter are made of silver. Beautifully carved pillars and the Bramari Devi temple in the rear part are worth seeing. For priests, five residences are available. An open chowk and outer verandahs are part of the whole temple complex.Carved pillars and the bhramari Devi temple in the rear part are worth seeing. For prices , five residences are available. An open chowk an outer verandahs are part of the whole temple complax.An inscription on stone shows antiguity of the temle.

Material of Construction:

Lime stone, marble etc.

Total Construction Time: Unknown
Religious aspects of temple:

It is believed that the Pandava during their exile from Hastinapur came to the thick forests of this place where they spent their period here incognito. The daughter named Jeen of the King Ghangh also practise asceticism here. The place has acquired a great religious importance and is held sacred by all. Nestled amongst the high arawali hills, the idyllic surroundings lend this sacred a natural grace of serenity and lushgreen vegetation with fauna and flora.

Unique features of the temple:

Grand conception, elaborate sculpture, religions and mythological Antiquity of the place Historicity centre of faith shakti upasana kendra.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):

In the Navaratras (Nine sacred days) of Chaitra and also of Ashwin, people come in large numbers to visit this temple and have a glimpse of the deity. Some people perform Navaratra worship here. Shard Poornima and Phalgun Harsh Bhairva fair also hold a great attraction.

Timings:
Morning Time: from 4.00 am

Evening Time:

till 10.00 pm
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

On the eighth day of the bright half every month, devotee visit the temple. Infants are brought for symbolic hair shearing and married couples come to pay their homage. Aarati is performed at 4.00 am, 8.00 am and 7.00 pm.

Details of Temple:
Sanctrum:(Sanctorum) 1
Verandah: 1
Others: An open chowk.
Vandana (If any particular) in text:

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