Chamunda Mata Temple was built by Rao Jodha, the man known as the founder of Jodhpur, when he brought the deity of his favourite goddess Chamunda Mata to Jodhpur in 1460. He constructed a temple near Mehrangarh fort and installed the deity there. The temple is situated near the southern gate of Mehrangarh fort in the outskirts of Jodhpur city.
This temple has been the favourite temple of the royal family ever since. Dussehra is the time (in October) when festival is conducted in this temple, which is celebrated by thousands of devotees who are eager to get a glimpse of the deity of the powerful Chamunda Devi.