Legends and fascinating phenomena always revolve around all the heritage destinations of Rajasthan. With beliefs that are considered myths by some and devotion by others, Rajasthan never fails to make us glide into a surreal atmosphere of ethereal joy, no matter what. The Karni Mata temple is another such glistening pearl in the oyster of the most fascinating and intriguing destinations to visit.
The temple is the abode of almost 20,000 rats and it attracts people from all over the world, some who come out of curiosity and some by the essence of devotion. Interesting anecdotes revolve around the mysterious dwelling of such a huge number of rats in the temple. The local dwellers narrate such stories with great vigor and interest.
Mughal architecture is predominant in the structural design of the temple. It was completed in the late 20th century by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner. Apart from that, silver doorways and other artistic works add to the beauty of the place. The temple also consists some white rats among the large numbers of black rats. These white rats are considered to be especially holy as they are rumored to be the manifestations of Karni Mata herself and four sons.
A vibrant fair is also a part of this attraction. The fair is organized two time a year, one in March-April period and the other one in September-October period. Karni Mata Temple is possibly one of the most fascinating destinations that any tour plan can offer. Don’t forget to enjoy the essence of the place!
When to visit : Karni Mata Temple
Best time to visit: October - February
Opening hours:6:00 AM - 9:00 PM