Choth Mata Mandir - Choth Mata Temple at Barwada Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan



Choth Mata Mandir is located at Choth ka Barwada in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Choth Mata. Choth Mata Temple also houses a murti of Hindu God Ganesh. The mandir in Barwada atop a hill is located around 180 km from Jaipur. The temple is located around 25 km from Sawai Madhopur.

The original temple is believed to have been built in 1394 AD. Shri Bhim Singhji Chauhan the ruler of the region had a dream of Goddess Choth Mataji and she guided him to build a temple in the region. He then built a temple on the highest mountain of the Aravali Ranges. Later a murti of Ganesha was installed in the vicinity of the temple.

The Goddess Choth Mataji murti worshipped in the temple sits on a lion. The murti is made of white marble. There is also a murti of Bhairava in the sanctum sanctorum.

One has to climb nearly 700 steps to reach the temple. The double storied temple has a verandah and is typical Rajasthani Mandir.

The most important festivals in the temples are held during the Chaitra Navratri and Ashwin Navratri and important festivals and fair is also held during the Magh Month (January – February). The fair on the fourth day during the waning phase of moon attracts nearly 300,000 people.