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Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok Bikaner Rajasthan

Here is Some Information about Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok Bikaner Rajasthan india.

Location: At a Deshnok of 30kms south of Bikaner
Built in: 15th century
Built By:Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner
Dedicated to:Karni Mata
Entry: Free
Temple Timing: 5:00 AM - 10: 00 PM
Significance: Thousands of Rats are worshipped
Visiting Timing:1 to 2 hours
Best time to Visit: November to February.
Nearest Railway Station: Bikaner
Nearest Air Port: Bikaner

About Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok

Karni Mata temple is located in Deshnok nera bikaner.The temple is Dedicated Hindu Goddesh Karni mata.The temple is dedicated to an early 15th century mystic, considered to be a reincarnation of Goddess Durga. This temple is quite famous for a large number of brown rats running around the temple complex fearlessly. It is believed that the souls of dead Charans reside in these rats. It is considered very lucky to spot a rat in the temple. During the time of aarti, these rats are offered sweets, grains, etc by the devotees.Karni Mata Mandir is easily accessible by regular buses from Bikaner and Jodhpur. To ensure a comfortable journey, one can also opt for taxis that can be availed from anywhere in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Karni, who is regarded as the incarnation of Maa Durga.

In the 14th century, Goddess Karni is said to have lived and performed many miracles during her existence. Karni Mata was a mystic, who led a virtuous life committed to the service of the poor and the oppressed of all communities. The goddess is said to have laid the foundation of Deshnoke. As per the stories, once when her youngest son drowned, Goddess Karni asked Yama (the god of death) to bring him back to life. Lord Yama replied that he could not return her son's life. Thus, Karni Mata, being an incarnation of Goddess Durga, restored the life of her son. At this point of time, she announced that her family members would die no longer; in fact they would incarnate in the form of rats (kabas) and ultimately, these rats would come back as the members of her family. In Deshnok, there are around 600 families that assert to be the descendants of Karni Mata.
History of Karni Mata temple

Deshnok's Karnimata Temple is the only claim to fame of the small desert town of Deshnok. Karni Mata was held in great reverence by the local people who were mostly bards. Karni was born at the Suvap village and was married off to Depa. The foundation of Deshnok is credited to Karni Mata. Karni won the hearts of the inhabitants of Deshnok by her efforts to uplift and serve the downtrodden and the marginalized in a selfless way. If the legends are to be given any credence, then there is reason to believe that Karni Mata laid the foundation stones of the Jodhpur and Bikaner forts. The sanctum sanctorum of the Karnimata Temple, it is believed by many, was founded by Karni herself.
Karni Mata Fair at Deshnok 

Karni Mata Fair is held twice a year at Deshnok, a small town near Nokha in Bikaner district. The first and larger fair is held in March-April during the Navratras from Chaitra Shukla Ekam to Chaitra Shukla Dashmi which attracts hordes of pilgrims from places far the near. The second fair is held in September-October, also during the Navratras, from Ashvin Shukla to Ashwin Shukla Dashmi. The Karni Mata temple is thronged not only by the Rajasthanis. Rather, devotees from all over India and even abroad pay a visit to the temple. Day by day, the faith in Karni Mata is increasing, attracting more and more devotees to the place. Whenever the wishes of the devotees get fulfilled, they offer silver and gold to the goddess at the temple.
 How to Reach karni Mata Temple Deshnok  

By Road: Karni Mata can be reached easily from Bikaner and all major places by a wide network of roads.Private transport available reach to Karni Mata Temple.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Bikaner.(22Km).

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Bikner.(22 Km).
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