Rat Temple of Rajasthan🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀 The Karni Mata Temple is home to 20,000 rats all in one place. Rats can be seen in each and every inch of the temple, either eating, running around or idling somewhere in the corner, one can hear, touch, get walked over and even eat with the rats here. The temple dedicated to Goddess Karni, Maa Durga’s reincarnation.
In 14th century, once when the youngest son of the Goddess Karni had drowned, she has asked the God of Death -‘Yama’ to bring her son back to life. It is believed that at first Yama refused, but then Yama eventually relented and blessed that all of Karni’s male children and their descendants would be reincarnated as rats.
It is said that eating the food that has already been eaten by the rats is holy. Similarly harming or killing a rat is a sin and if it happens the sinner must replace the rat with an idol made of gold or silver.🐁