India's Western India
Nestled on the edge of the Sariska National Park, sits one of Western India’s most sacred pilgrimage sites. A breathtaking collection of temples, Narayani Mata boasts not only a curio of ruins, but also a splendid legend as to its origins. It is said that Sarsa, stricken by grief following the death of her husband, knelt in prayer beside his yet unlit funeral pyre.
Possessed by a devotion and longing so deep to join her husband, Lord Shiva sent his holy fire to consume the parted couple. The intrigue of this site is further intensified by the curious spring that leaks water despite its semi desert location. Still, it remains the colorful pilgrims offering their puja to Satimata’s main Shiva temple that proves the true sensory highlight of this sacred site.