Trivia / Royal Rajasthan

___________ is a host to more than 20,000 rats which are worshipped by the devotees.

  1. Karni Mata Temple
  2. Ambika Mata Temple
  3. Eklingji Temple

Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple, also known as the Temple of Rats, is famous for hosting more than 20,000 rats. Devotees believe that Karni Mata's descendants, including their dead family members, are reincarnated as rats. The temple is located at Deshnoke, around 30 km from Bikaner.

Spotting a white rat is deemed to be very lucky since the white rats are supposed to be the reincarnation of Karni Mata herself or her sons. Apart from that, the food that has been nibbled on by the rats is considered to be auspicious, and is given as Prasad (religious offering which has to be consumed after worship).