Karni Mata Temple is likely a standout amongst the most renowned spots
to visit in Bikaner. This sanctuary is known for its sizable populace of
rats that are the lasting occupants here.
Going back to the
15thcentury, this sanctuary is devoted to Karni Mata who was the
incarnation of Goddess Durga. Legend has it that when Karni Mata's child
passed on, she asked for Yama to restore her child's life, however,
Yama did not. Along these lines, Karni Mata being the incarnation of
Goddess restored the life of her child and proclaimed that from now
onwards her family won't confront demise yet be resurrected as rats.
Image Credits : Parag Sankhe
Today, there are around 20,000 rats that live in the sanctuary premises
and undoubtedly pull in the consideration of numerous voyagers.
The temple is sculpted from stones and marble, which features silver gates, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh, and a hanging mesh that protects rats from birds. Location:
It is located at a distance of approximately 30 km from Bikaner Junction. You can use public transport to reach the temple and commute to other parts of the city.Timings:
Opened daily from 4 AM to 10 PM.