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Karni Mata Temple

Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Deshnoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata
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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Karni mata temple in Rajasthan is locted in Deshnok about 30 kilometers from Bikaner on the way to Ajmer. This very old temple is world famous for the rates (called KABA locally) moving all around freely in the temple. You are considered very lucky if you spot a white rat. Entry in the temple is free but you have to... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

had heard about it so definately thought of doing the experience. had been there with family & friends.there are infinite rats running inside the temple.they do not trouble you or bite you.you just need to walk towards the goddess and obviously without stamping on the rats.you can feed the rats and watch them doing their playful activites.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you are going to Bikenar then you must visit this temple. I thought there would be a carpet of rats but this is not so. You can walk easily without worrying about stepping on them and if you stand still long enough you might be lucky enough to have one run across your feet! You are not allowed to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Ma parents and granny were keen to visit this temple. We arrived at sunset and the beautiful temple door greeted us. The temple inside is full of rats. They mostly stay at the boundary so u can walk fine but they run here n there so u GTA b careful not to step on em. Also if u get freaked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I m visiting this temple regularly since last 7 years. The architecture of the temple is awesome. During my first visit i was a bit scared of rats but now i m fine. Very lovely temple. The only thing which i dislike is the people who manage temple dont respect people and rather than puja are more interested in the... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

There are lots of interesting myths and history associated with this temple. The temple is dedicated to Karni Mata who is believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Durga.The rodents within the temple are also considered to be holy and special holes are present within the temple to facilitate their movement. The temple is considered to be quite holy and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We heard about this temple during our visit to Bikaner with friends. Initially we were reluctant to go there but when other people insisted, we went there. There was not much crowd in the temple when we visited. The architecture of the temple is very good. As you enter the main gate of the temple, you can see rats are... More

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

People in India are generally kind to all kinds of animals, but in Deshnok they specially worship rats. Travelling in Rajasthan, you should not forget visiting the Karni Mata tempel also known as "the tempel of the rats". The beautiful temple houses thousands of rats, which are all over the place. The believe is, these rats are incarnations of relatives... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

i visited the Mata mandir in November. The climate was good. there were not too many people which gave us a chance to look around in peace. Beautiful marble carving on the walls as you enter the temple and yes the rats are there everywhere in the temple. its good harmony to see how people there and the rats live... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

i would not say the experience was excellent because it being such a historical place but no proper care taken for its cleanliness. I mean its a temple but we have seen dead rats on the floor.. its certainly unbelievable to see so many rats everywhere but i personally believe that more care should be taken for cleanliness..

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