Maa Khinwani

Khinwani (16th century AD) was born in a village in Rajasthan. She was a pious, chaste and a noble woman similar to Ma Kannagi and Ma Nalayani, and she was married with a prince at her young age.

Ma Khinwani was brought up by her parents in a proper manner. She showed her kindness over others, and she used to visit the temples in Rajasthan along with her mother, and would eagerly perform puja to the Shiva Lingam. She is considered to be an incarnation of Ma Sita Devi.

Few years after the marriage, her husband was died in a battle and as a result Ma Khinwani entered into the fire in the year 1588 AD in Rajasthan, and became a powerful goddess.A Samadhi shrine was built at the place of her death, and still now lot of devotees are visiting this holy temple on Tuesdays, Fridays and on Navaratri festival days. It is believed that by worshipping her at her Samadhi Shrine, devotees are getting more confidence in their mind, and especially women are getting more courage, wisdom and boldness. After getting married, couples would visit her shrine together, and married females would sing wonderful songs on her.

Some of the verses from the songs are as follows:

1. Oh Ma Khinwani you can be compared similar to Sita Mata and Bhudevi with regard to your patience.

2. Oh Ma, Give me sufficient energy in order to run my family smoothly. Please help me to do my daily activity chores properly, in order to get good name from my In-laws, and let my husband look after me properly.

3. Oh Ma, by chanting your name for several times, I am getting more confidence in my life, and also I am able to do my duties in a perfect manner.

Ancient women are considered as very chaste, pious and holy. Through their Pathi bhakti, true and selfless devotion on their husband, they can control even the planets, sun, moon and the stars. But nowadays, due to the fast changing world, we cannot expect women to be like that. However most of the present day women contain more knowledge than that of men, and they are working in all types of fields similar to men.


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