Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner
Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke is a renowned centre for rat worship. The 600 years old temple is home to thousands of black, grey and white rats or Kaba. An image of Karni Mata, a manifestation of Goddess Durga, is depicted holding trident in her hand. It is believed the Goddess Durga lived at this place during 14th century and performed miracles. As per folklore, feeding rats at this temple brings good fortune. According to the belief of followers, the rats would reincarnate as holy men.