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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in Bikaner you should come here for the novelty and the fact that you will probably never come here again, about 45 mins from Bikaner its an easy morning excursion. Given that these rats are worshipped I thought I would see a mob of big fat healthy looking rats, nothing could be further from the truth, they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The pic of so many rats drinking milk, was and is in circulation for a very very long time and i think now it is considered as another symbol of India. I was on a road trip from Bangalore to Rajasthan and visited this place, alone. Easy to reach and roads are fine. Got to keep keep the shoe out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you ever travel to Bikaner make sure that you go visit this temple. It is worth seeing for its architecture but especially for the fact that it hosts scores of rats as reincarnations of local inhabitants. When I visited back in 2002 I also had a unique experience and rain followed me wherever I went. It didn'r rain for... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our trip to Bikaner was primarily to visit this temple and we were not disappointed. Initially when you enter and see so many rats it is a bit scary but after spending 10 minutes one gets accustomed. The rats are all over the place but one can walk comfortably. The temple gets crowded during navratri time otherwise darshan are quite... More

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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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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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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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