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Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke

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Over 20,000 black rats reside at Karni Mata Temple, which attracts devotees from all over the country--most come to pay their respects to the "holly" rats. Admire the picturesque marble facade of the temple, or step inside and try to find one of the rare white rats, which are considered even more sacred than the black. Use our Deshnoke trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Karni Mata Temple and other attractions in Deshnoke.
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  • Karni mata temple in desh lok is world femos and very old temple...... Best attraction at bikaner tours.........Life time memory......  more »
  • .....I was on my way to somewhere else and sort of found myself there . It IS confrontational if you have a fear of rodents BUT if you don't it is quaint even . {Although mixed in among the Rats and M...  more »
  • Visited the Karni Mata Temple recently and, unless you love rodents, maybe you should miss this temple off your list. Over 20,000 rats scurrying everywhere, but remarkably not much smell, droppings or...  more »
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  • It is an amazing temple where rats are revered. If you have a thing about rats, like I do, you need to stay in the centre of the temple and move as little as possible. There are hundreds of rats in the temple and they run all over the place. The highlight of a visit to the temple is always catching a glimpse of the albino rat. There is just one white rat and seeing it is considered very auspicious. We did manage to see it. The temple edifice is stunning. The carving on the walls and the doors is exquisite. Must visit if you are on a trip to the area it is a must visit.
  • Amazing temple. The most amazing and surprising thing I found about the temple is that thousands of rats stay in the temple and move freely without any fear of human beings. They may even touch your feet or move over it without any fear. They are so many in number moving in everywhere that if you are not careful, you might accidentally step over one of them. People who visit the temple also feed the rats. I spotted even some pigeons moving freely. There are some white rats who also stay there. Locals say that spotting a white rat over there is considered very auspicious and brings good luck. Though it's very difficult to spot the white rats, I managed to spot one. I have posted a picture of it. Since it was in a darker place and I didn't want to use a flash with a fear of scaring them, the picture is not very clear. But if you zoom the picture, you can clearly see the white rat in the middle of hundreds of black rats. It's very amusing to see the overall sight of being in a temple with thousands of rats moving around you. Whether you are religious minded or not, one must visit this temple at least once to witness some unknown and unexplained wonders that exist in India.
  • Maa karni's sharan gives me total mental comfort
  • Amazing temple.. People around world comes here to see the rats and to pray the goddess. All rats can freely visit here without any kind of fear...
  • World famous karnimata original temple. Replica can be found in almost all the parts of India.Famous for rats in the temple.