About the Temple
The revered temple of Mata Bhimeshwari Devi is located in the Jhajjar district of Haryana. The Goddess is fondly known as Beri Mata. Thousands of devotees come and worship the goddess at the famous Bhimeshwari temple. After reaching the temple, the devotees offer coconut and Prasad to the goddess. They also light the ‘Jyot’ of desi ghee in the temple as a part of the ritual. During the occasion of Navratri fair, newly married couples visit the temple to tie the nuptial knot again in front of the goddess. The Mundan ceremony of young children is also performed here.
Festivals and Celebrations
The famous fair of Beri wali Mata (Maa Bheemeshwari Devi) begins during the days of Navaratri. The festivals such as Holi, Chaitra Navratri, Ashvin Navratri, Dussehra, and Diwali are celebrated with great zeal.
Some of the resident birds : Blue Peafowl, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, White-throated Kingfisher, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Shikra, Black Kite, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Eurasian Thick-knee, Bronze-winged Jacana, Purple Swamphen, Spotted Owlet, Spot-billed Duck, Greater Coucal, Little Grebe, Black-rumped Flameback, Coppersmith Barbet, Indian Roller, Common Hoopoe,Eurasian Collared Dove, Black Drongo, Plum-headed Parakeet, Rock Pigeon, Laughing Dove, Jungle Babbler, Oriental Darter and Rose-ringed Parakeet.
Migratory birds at Bhindawas bird sanctuary include Whiskered Tern, Greater Flamingo, Osprey, Eurasian Marsh Harrier, Pallas’s Gull, Graylag Goose, Comb Duck, Mallard, Ruddy Shelduck, Great Cormorant, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Teal, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Small Pratincole, Green Bee-eater, Pied Cuckoo, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Common Pochard, Great Egret, Crested Lark, Ashy Prinia, Oriental Pratincole, Yellow Bittern, Kentish Plover, Northern Lapwing, Bar-headed Goose etc.
Besides its rich avi fauna, one can also spot the Antelope Neelgai, Jungle Cat and Jackals in the Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary.