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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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  • Seen a National Geographic documentary on this Temple some years ago. My wish was fulfilled when I made a trip to Rajasthan. It's an experience to feed the rats who are in hundreds in the temple all o...  more »
  • This place is pure madness. Very interesting visit. I am a vet and was intrigued by this place. It was bizarre, fascinating, and a bit sad. In the lonely planet book it says there are a few rats aroun...  more »
  • I had read about this Temple with much interest, but the visit was unbelievable. After a leap of faith and a few minutes being surrounded by rats, it was quite "liberating". 
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  • We are greatful to be resident of deshnok town, this is a a part of Bikaner's history. Must visit.
  • Jai maa karni Ji
  • Very nice place it was ,Jai maa KARNI. There is a holy rat white in color all divoteers if go there always finds that rat and do pray
  • Temple of Goddess Karni Mata. Just few kms away from Bikaner City. This temple is famous for rats. Thousands of black rat are live here and not even a single rat cross the boundary of temple.All the rats eat and drink the Parsad that is came from devotees of goddess. One more interesting thing is that all rat came together in front of Goddess at the time of Aarti. No rat hurt the devotees. you can give them Parsad with your own hands.
  • Karni Mata Temple  is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mataat Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner, inRajasthan, India. It is also known as the Temple of Rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 20,000 black rats that live, and are revered in, the temple. These holy rats are called kabbas, and many people travel great distances to pay their respects. The temple draws visitors from across the country for blessings, as well as curious tourists from around the world.