Jeen Mata Mandir, a temple of religious importance that holds place in the heart and mind of the religious souls is nestled at a distance of about 110 km from the Jaipur city. A place that serves as religious and sightseeing spot that a much common name amongst the travellers.
Situated in the Sikar district amidst the Rewasa Hills, the Jeen Mata Mandir is seen as a temple of the Goddess of Power.
The temple is believed to be as old as about 1000 years. The Jeen Mata Mandir is an epitome of a religious dwelling. Along with being a site for pilgrims, the temple serves as a means to experience the statuesque Aravalli Hills and experience the aura of nature and its bounty.
The Jeen Mata Mandir is surrounded on its four sides by high rising hills. A heavenly and a painterly picture get built beautiful nature in the monsoon season and on the days when the area is blessed with heavy rainfall. A green coverage of the lush herbs and shrubs and the trees makes for a magnificent look of the environment around. The temple of Jeen Mata is surrounded on its four sides by dense jungles. The temple is positioned at the center point of a mix of three hills.
The best time quoted to visit the Jeen Mata Mandir is said to be that in the monsoon season. Plan on a weekend with your near and dear ones and experience the religion and spirituality along with the nature’s beauty.
During the Navratri festival, the 9 days of festivity that marks the beginning of the new days, where new beginnings are commenced and investments are done in every field of life, the Jeen Mata Mandir experiences an umpteen number of religious travellers.
According to the traditional tales, Mughal King Aurangzeb ordered his army of soldiers to break down and bring down to pieces the temples of Jeen Mata and Lord Bhairon.
When the people staying in the nearby area were acquainted with this destructive intention of Aurangzeb, they were deeply hurt. Seeing this behaviour of the Mughal king, people started praying to the Goddess Jeen Mata. Jeen Mata is said to have woven magic and brought about a bunch of bee hives to attack the soldier of the Mughal army. After the attack of the bees, the Mughal soldiers, its horses, etc. were stung atrociously and all this led the Mughal army to run from the battleground to save their lives.
If tales are to be believed, then it is said that Jeen Mata was born to a Rajput family in the Chauhan clan. Her real name is said to be Jayanti Mata.
Speaking of power and seeing Jeen Mata as a symbol of power, she is believed to be one of avatars (forms) of Durga Mata.
The points of attraction in the Jeen Mata Mandir are that of a Shivling that is carved out in marble (sangemarmar) and the statue of Lord Nandi.