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Friday, October 06, 2006

Rats Rule at Indian Temple

It may sound like a nightmare from the New York City subway to some, but in India's small northwestern city of Deshnoke, this is a place of worship: Rajastan's famous Karni Mata Temple.

This ornate, isolated Hindu temple was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the early 1900s as a tribute to the rat goddess, Karni Mata. Intricate marble panels line the entrance and the floors, and silver and gold decorations are found throughout.

But by far the most intriguing aspect of the interior is the 20,000-odd rats that call this temple home. These holy animals are called kabbas, and many people travel great distances to pay their respects.
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2 comments:

OzzyGimenez said...

Oh my god O_o!!!

Nice blog and greetings from Spain:-)

gtqueenz said...

thanks for drop by ozzy.. Valencia huh? wish to go to Mestala.