LIFE HISTORY OF MAA SUSWANI :
As promised to sri Surdasji Surana goddess Ambika incarnated as Suswani matah and was born to Sri Seth Satidasji and smt Sugankanwarji of Nagore on the monday of V.S. 1219 , aasoj sudhi 2 . Suswani got engaged at the age of 10 with the Dugar family. She was very beautiful. On the day of her pre-marital function, the nawab of nagore was allured by her beauty and fell in love with her. He expressed his wish to marry Suswani to her father. As marital relationship between Hindu and Muslim was not possible her father rejected the proposal. The nawab got furious and threatened to punish the family and imprisoned Seth Satidas . The entire family blamed Suswani for the whole incident. Suswani was upset and started praying Lord Arihant and felt asleep.
In her sleep she saw a dream in which an enlightened idol appeared and told her not to worry. The idol told Suswani to inform the nawab that she would marry him, if he fulfills the condition laid down by her. The condition was that, she would be at a distance of 7 feet from him and he should catch her by following her either barefooted or on a horse. The proof of this dream would be the saffron tilak on the forehead of her family members, in the morning and the idol disappeared. Suswani woke up and narrated the entire dream to her mother and found the saffron tilak on the forehead of the family members.
All the members were pacified and thereafter the message was sent to the nawab. The nawab agreed to her terms and was extremely happy. Sethji was freed from the prison. Very soon nawab with a few soldiers arrived at Sethji's place. Suswani left the strong imprints of the kumkum hand on the wall near the front door of the house, before starting to run. As per the condition, she started running on foot, leaving a gap of 7 feet in between them. The nawab was unable to catch her, although he was on a horse.
She kept on running and was soon tired , so she prayed for help. Immediately a lion appeared on which she mounted and continued running upto the present Bikaner district's Morkhana village. There she saw a shrine of Lord Shiva and prayed for a place to hide. Lord Shiva appeared in front of her and threw a chimta in front of the temple , amidst a ker tree which was her place . As soon as Suswani reached the place, the ker tree and the earth parted in two making a sound. Suswani entered into the earth with the lion and the parted earth was soon as before, leaving a small part of her pallu out .
The nawab and his friends fought for the pallu and killed each other. The divine shrine of Morkhana still witness the fully bloomed ker tree. THE HISTORY OF THE DIVINE SHRINE- MORKHANA DHAM. In the year V.S. 1232, Malhadas Surana, the younger brother of Seth Satidas Surana , saw a dream in which Suswani in the form of devi, ordered him to construct a temple at the place where she entered into the earth. He expressed his unability due to lack of money. Devi told him about a place with hidden treasure in his goshala. Malhadas constructed the temple, a well and a Goshala with the help of that money.
Since then Suswani mataji is kuldevi of Surana's , Shankla's and Dugar's as well. Her temple is situated at Morkhana village , Bikarner district , Rajasthan .