Karni Mata Temple, the Rebirth of goddess Durga:

The Karni Mata temple is 30 km away from Bikaner. This temple is situated in Deshnoke a small town of Rajasthan. It is said that it is a rebirth of goddess Durga. The specialty of this temple is that it is occupied by brown rats which rush around the temple without any fear.

The Karni Mata Temple where rats are found everywhere:

Brown rats can be seen around the floor, but founding a white mouse is very rare and it is believed that only lucky people

Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple

can find white rat here. The Karni Mata Mela is held in the hindu months of Vaishakha (April/ May) and Kartika (October/ November). The Rajputs’s brought their children for jadula ceremony; it is child’s first haircut. On this ceremony people from family prepare food for relative, friends and people. First of all the Bhog and Prasad are provided to goddess.

Devotees provide milk, grains and sweets to these rats it brings good destiny. The rats are protected from birds. Every time prayers are open in the temple. It is believed that the Maharaja of Bikaner had an idea in which the goddess asked him to protect the rats and for this reason, there is figure wire net across the temple. The temple is made from quality stones and marble, which includes silver gates, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The silver doors, the carving of marble shows the various traditions, which are connected to goddess karni mata.

Deshnok’s Karni Mata Temple is popular because t the beautiful structure of the temple. There is a cover-up cut out of

marble with doors made up of silver. It has been donated to the temple by Maharaja Gaj Singh. There is an idol of Mata Karni in the temple.

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