Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner

Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner - Address, Phone Number

Address: National Highway 89, Deshnok, Rajasthan, India

Phone: +91-9898467264

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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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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  • Very rare and awesome experience... It was amazing to see how rats and humans coexist with a amazing bond

  • Jai Maa Karni. Holy Rat Temple in Deshnoke, Bikaner. Get here and amaze yourself with the ambiance, architecture and faith amoung people. Try and look out to pick out a White Mice which is considered most sacred and reincarnation of the Goddess. Also visit the Nehdiji temple nearby.. Suggestions ~ Don't walk but slide your feet on the floor to avoid hurting the holy rats of the temple and getting scared yourself. Jai Maa Karni..

  • A Peaceful, Religiously World Famous Temple. All Basic Facilities Like Transportation, Food, Stay, Washroom, Restaurant Etl Available Near Proximity.

  • Historical and spiritual place which is also a UNESCO's world heritage site. Also called temple of Rats. There are thousands of Rats inside this temple so gotta be careful while while walking. Stone carving on the temple entrance and inside the temple is magnificent. Temple is 30 kilometer form Bikaner City. One must visit this temple on the festival of navratri.

  • Karni Mata Mandir deshnok is very famous Mandir of Bikaner Rajasthan. It is 30km south from Bikaner on Bikaner nokha road before 30 km from nokha(middle). Karni Mata was Kuldevi of Bikaner rajgharana. In this Mandir there are so many Kaba's( big size rate's). It is says that Charan community of Rajasthan does not handled by yamraj, but by Karni Mata only and they does not shift to swarga or naraka but in Mandir as Kaba's only.

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