The temple, close to the Pakistan border is a Devi shrine. The drive to the temple, meandering through the dunes and desert scrub is a visually stunning treat. The temple has its own charm and the devout say they owe everything to the Devi’s benign protection. The story of Tanot mata temple is probably the most famous tale evolving amidst scorching hot sands of Rajasthan. As per the legends, Pakistani army dropped more than 3,000 bombs on Indian soldiers and villagers hiding within the temple premises during 1965 Indo-Pak war. However none of the bombs exploded and several lives were saved. Natives believe it was Tanot Mata who rescued them from impending destruction.