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#11 of 28 Places To Visit in Alwar
karni mata temple
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Aravalli Region, Alwar, Rajasthan, 301001, India
+91-98984-67264, +91-144-2347348
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about karni mata temple

Dedicated to Karni Mata, one of the more fierce incarnation of Goddess Kali, the temple has been built in the late Mughal style. You will cross walls, doors, arcades as well as a shaded pathway (pergola), all intricately decorated and carved. As you take your steps in, you will very soon come across rats surrounding a trough, drinking milk out of it and no, this not the time to give in to your fear of rodents and jump and shriek. The rats are revered residents of the temple and taken care of by the temple staff. Very comfortable around the gaggle of visitors that visit daily, they very happily climb on to visitors’ laps who are kind enough to feed them bananas and other temple food stuff. 

Once you enter the main shrine with the deity’s idol and image, the mystery of rats will be solved- the image shows the Goddess holding a Trishul, surrounded by rats. Karni Mata was actually a Hindu sage born in the Charan caste and according to folklore, these rodents are incarnations of the caste to which the Karni Mata belonged. If you peer closely at the temple walls and nooks, you can see fissures, made to enable the rats to wander around freely. In fact, if you come across a white rat, consider yourself blessed as according to temple belief, it is considered a sign of Karni Mata blessing you.

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Karni Mata Temple traveller reviews

5 Karni Mata Temple reviews
Mamta Sharma
Mamta Sharma
Jun 24 2014
Karni temple in alwar is one of the beutiful temple and known for the white mouses in it.I visited this place with my family few months back and we liked this place very much and the prasad of temple was very tasty.We feeded the mouses with milk and ...... read more
Shreenath Bhargava
Shreenath Bhargava
Karni mata temple,deshnok
Jun 19 2014
Karni mata temple situated at deshnok has spiritual significance of its own,it is called temple of rats called kaba.Every time on entering the temple one feels religious vibrations.white rats in the temple have special Importance as it is a belief to ...... read more