Tanot Mata Jaisalmer
Tannot Mata is a temple in western State of Rajasthan in District Jaisalmer of India. As per the oldest Charan literature Tanot Mata is new clone of divine goddess. Basically The village is close to the border with Pakistan. And is very close to the battle site of Longewala of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Tourists cannot go beyond this temple to see the Indo–Pak Border unless one gets the relevant documentation in advance from the District and Military Authorities. Tanot Mata Jaisalmer is now a tourist destination in India. The area is said to have oil and gas reserves.
This Temple has protected the area that is only 10 km from the border outpost. And the faith is such that the army and BSF soldiers still stop at this temple and apply the sand on their foreheads and also to their vehicles which keeps them safe and their journeys fruitful. The Population of Tanot Village is 492 Person having 49 Household. The place is close to the Pakistan border, an infertile land, and is prone to enemy attacks. The governments of both countries have planted land mines in the area. Animals like camel or cattle are the worst sufferer of these devices.
The temple is some 122 kilometres from the City of Jaisalmer, and it takes about two hours to reach by road. The area has a high average windspeed and as a result there are now a large number of wind-based renewable energy projects in the area. The place is also one of the best places to explore in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. This temple was shown in the film Border. The best time to visit is November – January when the temperature is not likely to be extremely high.