Mata Bhimeshwari Devi BeriDirection
Temple History and Temple Legend
According to a popular story, Goddess has been named Bhimeshwari as the idol of the goddess was installed by Bhima. It is believed that before the beginning of Mahabharata battle, Lord Shri Krishna asked Bhima to bring his Kuldevi to the battle field of the Kurukshetra and take the blessing from her. Hence, Bhima approached the Hinglay Mountain and requested his Kuldevi to move to the battle field. The goddess readily agreed but laid down a condition. She said that she will go with him but if he kept the idol down on the way she would not proceed further. On the way, Bhima felt the urge to answer nature’s call. Hence, he kept the idol of the goddess under a Beri tree. Bhima also felt thirsty. Hence, he banged his mace on the ground to take out water. Later, when he tried to lift the idol of goddess suddenly he remembered the condition. Bhima took the blessings of the goddess and went to Kurukshetra. After the Mahabharat battle got over, when Gandhari passed from there she saw an idol of her kuldevi. Gandhari constructed a temple at the same site. The ruin of the temple established by Gandhari is not present now but the seat of the goddess is still present. Today, a marvelous temple is constructed at the same site.
In Beri, there are two temples. Initially, this place was a dense forest in which sage Durvasa was residing. Every morning, sage Dhurvasa would bring the idol of the goddess in the outer temple and at noon again he would place the idol in the inner temple. This process of moving the idol from inner temple to outer temple is still followed religiously. The aarti sung by sage Durvasa is still performed every day in the temple.
How to Reach:
Nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport and distance of 54 kms.
Nearest Railway station is Jhajjar Railway Station which is only 12 KM from Beri. For Railway Enquiry dial 139.
There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Beri and District Jhajjar. Bus Stand : Beri For Haryana Bus Enquiry : Dial 0180-2646544. www.hartrans.gov.in/online/index.asp
Brahmin Dharamshala, Jaat Dharamshala and JAI MATA DI Hotel are available at Beri where you can stay at night.