When a Line Meets the Ocean

Bikenar

Morbid curiosity bought us to Bikaner to experience the Karni Mata (rat temple). We had researched a little about the history and became fascinated and intrigued by the concept of worshiping rats! The entire temple was covered in the little rodents with many pilgrims offering food and sharing it with them. We witnessed pilgrims eat from the same blow as the rats as in Hinduism it is regarded as holy. Also whilst there we were on the lookout for any albino rats as they are believed to bring good fortune. We had the privilege of sighting one but it caused such chaos as everybody tried to touch it for good luck!