The Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok, 30 km from Bikaner on the Jodhpur road, is dedicated to a 15th century female mystic who earned fame for prophesying the foundation of the kingdom of Bikaner and has been worshipped as a reincarnation of the goddess Durga. Mice and rats, revered and fed with sweets and milk in the belief that they are reincarnated saints, swarm over the temple around your feet. It is not obligatory to enter if you do not like the sound of this!

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