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Karni Mata Temple

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Address: Deshnoke, Deshnoke, India
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Rat Temple

Karni Mata

Karnimata

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Confronting but you have to go!

My husband and adult daughter visited this confronting Temple quite reluctantly as all three of us have a strong aversion to rats. However, we decided that you can't go to Bikaner... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a long drive from Bikaner to Deshnok to visit the fascinating Karni Mata Temple aka the "Rat" Temple. Thank god there were proper shoe socks to protect our feet before entering the temple. Local tourists and those who were there to pray & make offerings are barefooted. Milk, grains & all kinds of sweet were offered to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and adult daughter visited this confronting Temple quite reluctantly as all three of us have a strong aversion to rats. However, we decided that you can't go to Bikaner without visiting the Karni Mata Temple. Being New Year there were many people queueing to get in. Standing bare foot outside the temple we could smell the distinct aroma... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karni mata ji temple situated nearby railway station. Hundred of mouse walking in this temple. It is situated DESHNOK village in BIKANER district.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous as a rat temple, this temple is of Karni Mata which is visited by thousands of local devotees as well as international tourists. The temple is very old. It is located in a small village called Deshmoke, about 25 kms from Bikaner town. We have seen a documentary in the TV and our curiosity took us there. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karni Mant Temple is an extraordinary place to visit in Bikaner. What I have read in books and seen in papers came true....so many mouse in the Temple with fear of no one. The story of Mata and the Temple is amazing. A must visit place. But they charge for the photos even from the phone. Many locals visit as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As oxymoronic the title sounds, Karni Mata Temple is exactly that! Visit to confront your fear of rodents (swarms of black rats) and thank the goddess for having survived it! Try your best not to scream when a misguided rat scurries over your foot or treats your knee as the summit of his climb! You can cheat a little by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Karni Mata temple which was featured in National Geographic is a must-see temple - it is a different experience altogether. Here, you may not actually see the deity properly but you get to see scores and scores of RATS! A few on the door, a few peeping out of the ledge in the wall, a few scampering around, a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple known as RAT temple of Karni Mata who is Kul Devi for royal people. There are so many rats which are moving here and there and also there are some white rats if you see white rats then you must be lucky. we also got chance to see white rat. This temple is aprox. 30 kms away from... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok is the most famous from all other temples dedicated to her, mainly because of the rat population.Rats have free run of the place and if anyone is killed, then an idol of the rodent made of solid gold has to be donated as penance for the crime. White rats are considered especially holy and... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place on 16th of December. The temple is located at a place called Desnoke which is 30km away from Bikaner. Buses are available at an internal of half an hour from Bikaner which will take you till the temple gate only for Rs 20/ person. While returning too you can get into a bus right from the... More 

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