Osiyan Mata Temple is a Hindu shrine situated in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India. This temple is primarily dedicated to Goddess Durga.
About the Deity
Goddess Durga Devi graces here as Mahishasura Mardini (the killer of Demon Mahisha) and is known by the name Sachchidhaya. The goddess appears having ashtabhuja (eight arms) and is seated on a lion. Demon Mahisha's face is seen near the goddess's feet.
According to legends, demon Mahishasura had misused the powers that he acquired as a result of his Tapas (penence) to torment the beings of all the three worlds (earth, heaven and underworld). Unable to tolerate his atrocities anymore, the Gods sought the help of Goddess Durga Devi to save them from Mahisha's clutches. Hence goddess Maa Shakthi fought the evil Mahishasura and annihilated him, thereby establishing dharma once again in this world.
About the Temple
Sri Sachchiyay Temple was consecrated on the 10th day of Shukla paksha, falling in the month of Chitra, in the Samvat year 1234 (1177 A.D) according to the traditional Hindu Calendar.
The architecture of this temple resembles the Nagar style. The temple has a sanctum sanctorum and a Sabha Mandap (prayer portico). The lower parts of the walls carry elegant designs. The entrance to the temple is nine bracketed, thus adding to the temple's graceful look.
Goddess Sachchiyay is said to be the clan goddess of Parmer Rajputs who were ardent devotees of this deity. Apparently, eighteen clans of Parmer Rajputs are believed to have got converted into Jainism and were later known by as Oswals. Therefore, this goddess is held in high esteem by both Oswal Jains as well as the Hindu Rajputs.
The nine day long Navaratras falling in the Hindu months of Chaitra and Ashwin assumes greater significance in this temple with special poojas being held commemorating the occasions. Thousands of visitor flock to the temple to get a darshan of the Devi and to seek her divine blessings.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
Prayers are performed to the goddess in adherence to holy religious scriptures. Devotees perform circumambulation around the sanctum sanctorum of the goddess and make offerings to the deity. Newly wed couples visit this shrine seeking the blessing of the goddess for a happy married life. Some also ceremoniously perform the first ever tonsuring of a child.
How To Reach Bhadra Kali Temple
The closest airport to this temple is the Jodhpur airport.
The nearest railway station is the Ossiya railway station.
The nearest bus stop is Ramdevra bus stop.
Osiyan Mata Temple (Shri Sachchiyay Mataji),
Jodhpur dist, Ramdevra,
Ossiya, Rajasthan - 342303.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning -I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
The temple is open daily from dawn to dusk.