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TANOT MATA TEMPLE NEAR JAISALMER RAJASTHAN…..

Tanot is a place located at a distance of 120 Km from Jaisalmer and name Tanot is named on goddess Tanot. One major town Ramgarh falling in between. After Ramgarh, are miles and miles of nothingness and empty sand dunes. 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.

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The area has a high average windspeed and as such there are now a large number of wind-based renewable energy projects in the area. The temperatures in the area can go up to 49 °C.

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Ranau Village : It appeared suddenly in middle of nowhere surrounded by virgin sandunes.

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It is said that during the Indo-Pakistani War, Pakistani Army dropped several bombs targeting the temple but none of the bombs could fall on the temple and large number of the bombs in the vicinity of the temple did not explode.The temple has a collection of the unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan. The temple has also been shown in Bollywood movie Border.

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Posted by anuj1975 09:01 Archived in India Tagged landscapes temples places india tourism dunes rajasthan jaisalmer tanot Comments (0)

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