HD Trip to Deshnok Temple


| May 15, 2020

The village of Deshnok lies 30km south of Bikaner and is home to one of India's more disconcerting and fascinating temples. The 17th-century Karni Mata temple features massive silver gates and beautiful white marble carvings on its facade. These were added by Ganga Singh (1898-1843), who dedicated the temple to Karniji, a 15th-century female mystic, worshipped as an incarnation of Durga. Once you enter the temple, mice and rats, revered and fed with sweets and milk in the belief that they are reincarnated saints, swarm over the temple and around your feet. To spot a white rat is said to be good luck. Share:
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