Friday, June 28, 2013

Karni Mata Rat Temple


Karni Mata  was a female Hindu sage born in the Charan caste and 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 stone two important forts in the region. The most famous of her temples is the temple of Deshnoke, which was created following her mysterious disappearance from her home. The temple is famous for its rats, which are treated as sacred and given protection in the temple. Contrary to some reports, the temple is of the Hindu sect and is not affiliated with the Jainism. Another temple dedicated to her during her lifetime differs from others in that it does not contain an image or idol of her but rather contains a foot-print to symbolize her visit to that place. The second name of Karni mata is (Nari bai).

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Karni Mata Temple