Karni Mata Temple
Karni Mata Temple
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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FreeIndianBird
New Delhi, India136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It is in Deshnoke 30 km far from Bikaner city, if you are going bikaner then easliy go here by auto/cab. I had heard a lot of this temple which was difficult to believe but it's true there are lots of Rats and this temple is dedicated to rats only. You will find rats every where in mandir premises, prasad etc. Should must visit this place for a different believe & experience.
Written 27 January 2020
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Purva K
Mumbai, India168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
It is a different experience and auto charges you approx 700-800 Rs. To take you to karni mata temple ( Deshnok) and drop back to the city.
Rs. 1000 for Karni mata temple , camel farm ( Camel research centre) , vaishnodham mandir ( must visit) and Devi kund Sagar lake ( Centopahs)

This temple is unique in nature and there are rats everywhere. However, the day i went, there were quite a few people and hence rats were on side and didn't touch me ( to my relief) .
In 30 mins, I was done with entire mandir visit .
If you are in Bikaner , i will absolutely suggest you to go here for a different experience.
Written 15 November 2022
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AL
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
There are rats everywhere. That really is the only selling point - the uniqueness. There actually weren't as many as we expected.

The rats are not "kept" let alone domesticated; they are wild animals that have food put out for them. So they are in varying states of health (or dead). Do not expect a personal "encounter".

Even on a weekday there are large crowds.

The temple itself is of no interest architecturally.

There is no entry fee and a nominal camera fee but it's a long way from Bikaner so not worth a special trip.
Written 25 January 2024
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Dr Harjitpal Singh
Chandigarh, India100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Legend has it that Laxman, son of Karni Mata's sister whom she got married to her husband, drowned in a pond in Kapil Sarovar while he was attempting to drink from it. Mata  implored  Yamdev the god of death, to revive him. First refusing, Yama eventually relented, permitting Laxman and all of Karni Mata's male children to be reincarnated as rats.
Another legend is that an army of 20000 attacked Mata Karni Devi and she converted all to rats.
Written 2 March 2020
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Anish_Barjatya
New Delhi, India244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
I had heard of this Temple in my childhood and happen to be in Deshnok for a close friend's wedding. Ofcourse this had to be visited !

You can see thousands of Rats in and around this Temple premises and somehow not one will accidently touch you. It's extreme and it's unbelievable this Temple. Rats are even present inside the shrine and the belief amongst the devotees is sky high.
Must visit once to observe devotees and rats at the same place.
Written 5 January 2020
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Abhinishv
Secunderabad, India745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
The temple is located approximately 20 km from Bikaner on Jodhpur-Bikaner road. The temple deity is considered one of the most powerful goddess in the region and the temple is revered by lot of locals & people all around the country. The uniqueness of the temple is that the temple has lot of rats, who are worshipped by the devotees. The rats are offered milk & food. It is considered very auspicious to see a white rat in the temple premise. The temple is very old & has adequate parking all around. There are many shops, which offer light refreshments & prasad. The complete visit will take about 20 -30 minutes. Preferably visit in morning to avoid rush.
Written 21 March 2021
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TheTravelDude2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
India is notorious for its numerous Hindu gods and goddesses, rituals, religions and legends. So, it's no shock that it also has a temple devoted to rats!

Karni Mata Temple is among the most bizarre and grubby temples I’ve ever visited.But that didn't prevent me from going back for a third time!

It can be overwhelming but well worth visting.

Pack your oldest pair of socks and be willing to thrown them in the bin on your way out!
Written 4 November 2022
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NayantSavani
Mumbai, India819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Very shady it looked from the description as if the temple dedicated to Karni Mata had all issues where one could barely enter. The scene is completely different. Lots of mice in small sizes running around but hardly gets in your way. 40 min drive from Bikaner. A one time must visit
Written 8 November 2021
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S. Singh
India5,925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Well in COVID time The Temple is closed for pilgrims , so You can see temple from out side only.
Very calm and quite place because no body is there .
Only few shops are open and only 10-20 pilgrims were there who also pray from out side The Temple
Written 19 September 2020
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
If you visit this temple, you know what to expect ; I am flabbergasted with some reviews who express their utmost disgust . . . did they not know ??!!
There are rats, some 20,000 of them. Together with the pigeons, they poop all over and you will walk barefoot. Don't like it ? Don't go there.
But for those who travel to learn and to experience the unusual, this is "must see". Even though this may be incomprehensible to our hygienic Western mind, it is clearly important to a lot of devotees who flock in their thousands to this temple.
Observe and learn.
Written 31 March 2023
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