Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner

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  • Address: National Highway 89, Deshnok, Rajasthan, India, Bikaner
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9898467264
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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About Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Karni Mata Temple

  • 59.8% of people who visit Bikaner include Karni Mata Temple in their plan

  • 71.04% of people start their Karni Mata Temple visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

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

Friday, 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.

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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.

  • Loved it, place of Divinity if you believe. I request the concerned authorities to keep the temple clean and the surroundings green. So that the devotees who visit will certainly get the glimpses of the Divines energy.

  • The temple is very famous for tourists attraction and hundreds of foreigners too came here for site seeing in the temple. There are lots of mouses as the blessings of the Mata. The temple is very nice and cleaned time to time.. The mouses are very peaceful and don't bite any person who came here. The are very sweet and large in number.

  • Karni Mata is the temple where mice are worshiped and you get lucky if a mouse touches you or u see one of the few white mouses. You can buy food to feed mice inside the temple. It' s amazing how everyone is quite at ease with mice and feeding+touching them.

  • करणी माता का मन्दिर एक प्रसिद्ध हिन्दू मन्दिर है जो राजस्थान के बीकानेर जिले में स्थित है। इसमें देवी करणी माता की मूर्ति स्थापित है। यह बीकानेर से ३० किलोमीटर दक्षिण दिशा में देशनोक में स्थित है। यह मन्दिर चूहों का मन्दिर भी कहलाया जाता है।  मुख्यतः काले चूहों के लिए प्रसिद्ध है। इस पवित्र मंदिर में लगभग २०००० काले चूहे रहते हैं। मंदिर के मुख्य द्वार पर संगमरमर पर नक्काशी को भी विशेष रूप से देखने के लिए लोग यहां आते हैं। चांदी के किवाड़, सोने के छत्र और चूहों (काबा) के प्रसाद के लिए यहां रखी चांदी की बड़ी परात भी देखने लायक है।

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