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Karni Mata Temple

Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
+91 98984 67264
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Mother Goddess - Energy behind the world

Karni Mata is incarnate of Mother Goddess. She incarnated in 1444 Vikram Samvat (1387 AD). She is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mumbai, India
Amazed and Disgusted in Equal Measure

For Indians this is a religious, sacred and often a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For foreigners... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Rat Temple Karni Mata Karnimata
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
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Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
+91 98984 67264
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Karni Mata is incarnate of Mother Goddess. She incarnated in 1444 Vikram Samvat (1387 AD). She is supposed to have lived for 125 years and was instrumental in establishing the kingdoms of Jodhpur (Thru Rao Jodha) and Bikaner (Rao Bikaji). She has many miracles attributed...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

For Indians this is a religious, sacred and often a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For foreigners however, embracing the idea of a rat-infested building as a religious experience is a struggle. The story behind rats at the temple is that a 20,000 strong army deserted a nearby...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in February 2016. Took a train from Bikaner and on the way back took a bus back to Bikaner. There is a place to keep your shoes. As Indians we were dissuaded from using covers for our feet as we are supposed to be...More

Thank MusafirHarsha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry there is something about us and temples, i try to visit but unable to complete the visit many a times, yesterday it was alwar due to total traffic chaos, today here again to holiday season a fair was going on so huge line and...More

Thank YashGoyal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It may be the Eighth Wonder of the World...Hundreds and thousands of rats in a Temple of Devi Karni Mata who blessed the founder ruler of The city of Bikaner before he founded the same.Harmless creatures roaming all around the PRASAD but not a single...More

Thank rishumishu9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iknow this temple is sacred for Hindus but for foreigners from European countries it comes as a shock. The smell is sickening and walking bare -footed in rats pee is disgusting. There are thousands of black mangy rats everywhere and quite a few dead ones....More

Thank rosalind e
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Karni Mata temple or the famous Rat temple is located around 30 Kms away from Bikaner. We have been visiting this temple since childhood. Here Karni Mata is worshipped and rats (also known as KABA) are considered as sacred. It's considered as good luck if...More

Thank Vikram K
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most unusual temple i have seen in my life. People are offering milk and water to rats n there rats everywhere inside the temple.

Thank antrikshaa
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This really is an experience. We visited this temple with our two children aged 10 and 11 and we thought it was amazing, it was a real eye opener for them. Be warned you do have to remove your shoes and there are rats ever...More

Thank Marie I
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's a place for one worship of godess karni. You will see hundred if not thousands of rats. It's a temple dedicated to them . Temple is majestic and is very beautiful. Mata mandir or temple is situated some 30 km from Bikaner use your...More

Thank Vshalsharma
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Response from SanjeevNirwani | Reviewed this property |
Yes. For a fee as answered by others.
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13 May 2015|
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Response from seafare74 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived in early morning and while bowls of milk and food were set out already we were told that more rats can be seen in the afternoon. Be sure and view the area where the rat food is prepared / cooked in very large pots.