Karni Mata Temple
NH89, Deshnok, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334801, India
About Karni Mata Temple
Also known as the temple of rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live, and are revered, in the temple. These holy rats are called kabbas, and many people travel great distances to pay their respects.
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