Karni Mata Temple in Bikaner

The famous Rat Temple of Bikaner dedicated to Mata Karni

The famous Rat Temple of Bikaner dedicated to Mata Karni

Karni Mata Temple Overview

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A 30-minute drive from Bikaner, this popular temple is located in the town of Deshnok. Also known as the rat temple, it draws many visitors every day owing to its unique belief of worshiping rats. Standing tall is the main shrine of Mata Karni accompanied by almost 20,000 rats that roam everywhere inside the temple.

While you are here, you can watch rats nibbling on the prasad and slurping milk. At the Karni Mata Temple, it is believed that if you sight a white rat amongst the thousands of black rats, you’re considered fortunate.

  • Opening Closing Time Summers: 4 am to 9 pm
    Winters: 5 am to 9 pm

  • Photo Opp

    Nowhere in the world, you will be able to spot so many rats huddling together in a temple. Don’t miss clicking the bunch!

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Location

Deshnok, Bikaner