arni Mata Temple is probably one of the most famous places to visit in Bikaner. This temple is known for its sizable population of rats that are the permanent residents here. Dating back to the 15thcentury, this temple is dedicated to Karni Mata who was the incarnation of Goddess Durga. Legend has it that when Karni Mata’s son died, she requested Yama to restore her son’s life, but Yama refused. So, Karni Mata being the incarnation of Goddess restored the life of her son and declared that from now onwards her family will not face death but be reincarnated in the form of rats. Today, there are about 1 lacs rats that live in the temple premises and no doubt attract the attention of many travellers.#. Instagram #karnimata#karnimatatemple 🐀 #karnimatamandir#karnimataropeway#karnimatamandir 🙏 #bikaner
Here's wishing all a happy Navratri & a prosperous Hindu new year.
नववर्ष विक्रमी सम्वत २०७५ (चैत्र शुक्ला प्रतिपदा) रविवार (तद्नुसार 18 मार्च 2018 ईस्वी) की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं. यह नव- वर्ष 2075 आप सभी के लिये नव सम्मान, नव-निर्माण, नव-चेतना, नव-समृद्धि व मानवता की महक लेकर आए l
Jai maa Karni 🙏
Out of all of the thousands of rats in the temple, there are a few white rats, which are considered to be especially holy. They are believed to be the manifestations of Karni Mata herself and her four sons. Sighting them is a special blessing and visitors put in extensive efforts to bring them forth, offering prasad, a sweet holy food...!!!🙏
Karni Mata: l’incredibile tempio dei topi ai confini del Rajasthan, dove si venerano i ratti, nutriti con latte e dolci. Guai a calpestarne uno... porta sfortuna, ma chi invece ne vede uno albino, avrà grande fortuna !!! Così vuole la tradizione... #paviaviaggia#india#rajasthan#rat#karnimata#deshnok
Karni Mata Temple - the Rat Temple 🐀🐀🐀 So this place was...weird and gross. The legend runs back to the 14th century when Karni Mata (a local miracle worker) decreed that members of her family would no longer die but would be reincarnated as rats. Hundreds of local families claim to be descendants of Karni Mata and believe that they too will be reincarnated as rats and live in the temple. Priests and pilgrims leave food and milk for them and there are literally hundreds running around in various states of health. I actually saw one without a face. WITHOUT A FACE! Entering the smaller and darker spaces was a bit like a Bush Tucker Trial in which I definitely would’ve returned to camp without any meals
Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner, in Rajasthan, India. It is also known as the Temple of Rats.
According to legend, the rat temple near Bikaner dates back to the 1400s, when Karni Mata, an incarnation of the god Durga, asked the death-god Yoma to reincarnate the son of a grieving storyteller.
When death refused to help, Karni Mata promised that all male storytellers - members of the Charan caste - would be reincarnated as rats in her temple. When they die as rats, they are once more reincarnated as members of the Depavats family, as Karni Mata’s descendants are known. It's 15th century temple.