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  DESHNOK - KARNIMATA TEMPLE

Shock overshelmw the visitors at the sight of innumerable live rats roaming about freely every, here in the temple. But they are harmless and never hurt any devotee however indifferently he moves insides the compound. The temple as a haven for rats and it is said that they carry the souls of the future Charans - the community of bards of this region and hence considered very sacred.

It has a long legend. According to it, Karni Devi is an incarnation of goddess Durga. She was born in a family of Charan - a community of bard, regarded as mystics due to possessing certain uncommon traits and mystic powers right from birth. She performed numerous miracles Once it appeared, a couple approached her to revive their dead son. Moved by their pathetic wails, she met Yama, the God of Death in a trance and implored him to returning the boy's soul. As the soul had been reincarnated already, Yama could not oblige. She then ordained that the souls of the Charan clan would reside in rats until reincarnation in the Charan clan alone takes place. It is running its course So the rats scampering everywhere in the temple are bearing the souls of the dead Charans awaiting raincarnation. Fantastic it appears, but a standing proof for Charan clan, and it is conferring bliss and emotional satisfaction. Daily worship is performed with elaborate rituals periodical with pomp unique. Twice a year big melas are held.

It lies in the heart of Deshnok town enjoying transport facilities.

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