The Rat Temple of India
In the land of mystical cultures, traditions, innumerable temples and shrines, India has always been the prime choice for mystery seekers all across the globe. Only in India will you find a new language, a new tradition, diverse set of myths and beliefs at every street corner. There is always going to be something that will truly leave you mesmerized every time you decide to travel in the country!
Karni Mata Temple is one such place!
Exciting, astonishing and exotic, the Karni Mata Temple is house to 25,000 rats that eat, sleep, roam in the temple premises, protecting the same and also blessing the devotees. Without any fear of their life ceasing, rats live an unruffled life without any fears in one of the most popular tourist destinations and religious places in India.
The whole experience of visiting the temple, flooded with a family of rats running around the floor and nibbling at the food offerings is intriguing. Protective wires ensure that the rats, or locally known as Kabbas are safe against other prey animals. This thrilling experience of animal and human coexistence is truly one of a kind.