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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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  • My husband explained it best....get yourself a video and look at it. With only our socks on.......rat wee and poo is NOT a hygienic place to be. Thousands of rats produce an enormous amount of this. H...  more »
  • Yes. Maybe send the photos to some friends are disgusted. First of all to get there are buses from Bikaner. Stops right at the corner of the street leading to the temple, a 5-minute walk away. Admission is free and they give you of overshoes. The mice make their affairs, intent as they are to eat and drink. Abnormal for us Westerners as they are revered by the Indians
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  • This temple is known h rat temple Goddess Karni temple is only Temple in the word where are 100 of rats in per square meter , this is a must visit place of Rajasthan tourism .  more »
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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.