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About Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke, Rajasthan


 The world well known Karni Mata temple is situated in at Deshnoke, Rajasthan. Karni Mata is adored as one of the manifestation of the goddess Durga by her adherents and the sanctuary is well renowned for a great many blessed rats . Karni Mata Temple is otherwise called temple of rats in India and the rats are consecrated and given protected.

History and Legend :

The primary Temple of Karni Mata in Deshnok, otherwise called ” the Temple of Rats”, is 30 km from Bikaner. Karni Mata was essentially a Hindu sage who was brought into the world as the seventh girl of Charan Rajput family in 1387 AD in Suwap town of Jodhpur area. She was accepted to be the manifestation of Goddess Durga. Her unique name was Ridhu Bai. She was hitched to Depoji Charan of Sathika town however after only two years of wedded life and in spite of the underlying joke from her better half, she offered her sister Gulab to her significant other and left the town perpetually to satisfy her craving to leave every one of the common issues and carry on with life like a Nomad. In the wake of meandering for quite a while with her supporters and group, she arrived at Deshnok lastly settled here and furthermore by then she became Karni Mata.

The sanctuary is renowned for its tremendous populace of 25,000 rats which are strictly known as “Kabbas”. The story behind the rat populace is that once the stepson of Karni Mata, Laxman, fell and kicked the bucket in the Kapil Sarovar in Kolayat Tehsil in endeavor to drink water. After nonstop arguing from Karni Mata, Yama, The God of Death, consented to recover her child as a Rat and furthermore allowed all her male kids to be resurrected as Rats. The Kabbas are known to be sacred and taking care of them with desserts and eating the food snacked by them is considered as “lofty”.

The sanctuary in Udaipur also has an impressive number of white and dark Kabbas. Karni Mata laid the foundation of two significant Forts of Rajasthan that is Fort of Jodhpur and Fort of Bikaner. On March 21, 1538, while returning Deshnok, the Convoy stopped to drink water close to Kolayat Tehsil. At the point when the supporters returned to her she was mysteriously gone and after much inquiry, she was never found consequently she just vanished without even a moment’s pause at 151 years old years.

Architecture of Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke, Rajasthan

The sanctuary in Udaipur was worked by Maharana Karan Singh to check the limit and security of Udaipur when the space of Machla Magra was worked for residency purposes between 1620-1628. The sanctuary was deserted for quite a while before 1997 when the sanctuary advisory group reestablished and revamped the premises and it is as yet in progress.

The sanctuary premises is very huge and quiet. The stairway to the sanctuary is a 10 min long excursion and it is satisfied with perspectives, rest sanctuaries, and water cooler. To one side of the stairway, at a piece distance, lies a high construction with openings in the dividers. The design used to be where Bhagwaans used to cover up and chase and spot their firearms out through these openings. It tends to be visited however just at your own danger as it isn't kept up with and might have snakes and different creatures. On the off chance that you take the flight of stairs, you may likewise locate peacocks and their ensemble is the most intense in the first part of the day. Aside from the sanctuary structure, there are stretched premises up to the ropeway station and one ought to be incredibly cautious about the monkeys as they pursued me not once however twice. The 4 min. Ropeway venture in dazzling red, yellow and green lodges start from the banks of Lake Pichola to the Hill of Machla Mangra along the 387 m long link.

How to reach Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke, Rajasthan?

By Train: nearest railway station is Deshnoke railway station
By Bus: nearest bus stop is Geegasar

Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke, Rajasthan Timings

5:00 AM  – 10:30 PM

The temple opens every day to the general public in the early morning at 4. The Charan priests perform rituals of Mangla ki Aarti following which the devotees can feed rats at the temple.

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