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.