Karni Mata Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: National Highway 89, Deshnok, Rajasthan, India, Bikaner
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9898467264
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Karni Mata Temple - Review

Quite an iconic temple in deshnok which is located 30 miles south of Bikaner. It is known for being populated with a swarm of rats that are considered very holy. Legend has it the sage Karnimata whose son, Laxman once drowned in a tank and died. The sage forced Yamraj who is the Lord of death to bring him back to life. Moved by the pious mother’s devotion Yamraj breathed life back into Laxman and blessed him successive birth as a rat.

Here, right when you enter you’ll find a lot of rats that scurry around. There’s a bowl of milk kept near the sanctum which is served first to rats, then to visitors as offerings. Although your impulse may tell you not to drink the infested milk, go ahead and try it. Strangely enough the milk does not get contaminated and even the rats are not plague filled. In fact many sweet preparations are made by using the same milk. Even the architecture of the temple is beautiful and is quite intricate.

Karni Mata Temple Information

  • There are about 20,000 rats in this temple.
  • Remover footwear before entering.

Karni Mata Temple Ticket Prices

  • Video camera: 50 INR
  • Still camera: 20 INR

How To reach Karni Mata Temple by Public Transport

  • Ask locals for direction. Walk or take a rikshaw if possible.

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  • Karni Mata Temple Address: National Highway 89, Deshnok, Rajasthan, India, Bikaner
  • Karni Mata Temple Contact Number: +91-9898467264
  • Karni Mata Temple Timing: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Karni Mata Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Karni Mata Temple(preferred time): 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Karni Mata Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Karni Mata Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Bikaner include Karni Mata Temple in their plan

  • 67.89% of people start their Karni Mata Temple visit around 06 AM - 07 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Karni Mata Temple

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Karni Mata Temple

People normally club together Kodamdeshwar Temple and The Royal Cenotaphs while planning their visit to Karni Mata Temple.

People also prefer to start their day with Karni Mata Temple.

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Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner Reviews

  • This temple is extremely famous among travelers and religious people. The temple typically looks like any other temple but the number of rats everywhere is just astonishing. They are treated very specially and everyone worships them and feeds them food. You can see milk, wheat, sweets, etc. everywhere around the temple premises and rats eat them. Also there are areas which are properly dedicated to feeding rats. All of them were black rats and it's a belief that if you by chance see a white rat among the black ones, you are extremely lucky. You can take stuffs to feed rats and these rats avoid humans and don't harm them in any way. It is a must visit place simply for the weirdest and most beautiful experience.

  • Go there with full of devotion and enjoy Morning and Sandhya. Ma Karni will definitely fullfil your wish. History is also so great and Proud to be witness of such a wonderful place. Environment is great and surrounding is also good. Sitting arrangement is so good to relax.

  • Very attractive Temple because there are so many rates(Mouse) live in the temple. If you see white Mouse then it means you are so lucky to see the mouse. Because there only one white mouse available.

  • The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 Black rats that live, and are revered, in the temple. These holy rats are called kabbas, and many people travel great distances to pay their respects. The temple draws visitors from across the country for blessings, as well as curious tourists from around the world. Bikaner may be known for its camel safaris and impressive fort in the state of Rajasthan, but it is its unique temple in the town of  Deshnok that attracted us to the area. The Karni Mata Rat Temple just may be the freakiest attraction we've ever been to. The Karni Mata Temple just may be one of India's strangest attractions. The Goddess Karna Mata was a part of the Charin clan in her lifetime.  She lived to be 150 years old and remained young and beautiful. After her death, she became a rat.  The followers of the Charin believe that once they die, they too will be reincarnated as a rat and subsequently, when a rat dies, it will be reincarnated as a human again. And so the cycle continues These holy rodents are revered by their followers as the Charin People believe that the rats of the Karni Mata Temple are their ancestors.

  • When going to explore jaisalmer /sam dan dunes one can surely consider to visit the temple.

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