Did you know that rats are worshipped?
Did you know that rats are worshipped? Karni Mata or Karniji, was a female Hindu sage born in the Charan caste. She is worshiped as the incarnation of ...
Karni Mata or Karniji, was a female Hindu sage born in the Charan caste. She is worshiped as the incarnation of the goddess Durga by her followers. She is an official deity of the royal family of Jodhpur and Bikaner. She lived an ascetic life and was widely revered during her own lifetime.
At the request of the Maharaja of Bikaner, she laid the foundation stones for two important forts in the region. The most famous of her temples is the temple in the small town of Deshnoke, near Bikanr, which was created following her mysterious disappearance from her home. The temple is famous for its black rats, which are treated as sacred and given protection in the temple. The temple is also sometimes called “The Rat Temple”.