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India - Bikaner Karni Mata rat temple
India - Bikaner Karni Mata rat temple
Published: 2010/08/20
Channel: Jan van Bekkum
Karni Mata Ji Ki Gatha Rajasthani Mata Ji Bhajan
Karni Mata Ji Ki Gatha Rajasthani Mata Ji Bhajan
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Rajasthani Mp3 Songs And Bhajans
करणी माता सम्पूर्ण कथा (Karni Mata Full Bhajan) राजस्थानी || पावर म्यूजिक कैसेट कम्पनी, जोधपुर
करणी माता सम्पूर्ण कथा (Karni Mata Full Bhajan) राजस्थानी || पावर म्यूजिक कैसेट कम्पनी, जोधपुर
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Jaswant Singh
Karni Mata Bhajan | Thane Nivan Karu | Prakash Mali Bikaner Live | HD VIDEO | Rajasthani Bhajan
Karni Mata Bhajan | Thane Nivan Karu | Prakash Mali Bikaner Live | HD VIDEO | Rajasthani Bhajan
Published: 2015/11/29
Channel: RDC Rajasthani
Karni Mata Mandir || Documentary || Rajasthan || Latest Devotional #Adhyatm Tv
Karni Mata Mandir || Documentary || Rajasthan || Latest Devotional #Adhyatm Tv
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Adhyatm TV
Karni Mata rat temple Deshnok Rajasthan India
Karni Mata rat temple Deshnok Rajasthan India
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Manohar Singh Jodhpur
Katha Jai Karni Maa 1 "Hit Rajasthani Katha" Part 2 -Prakash Gandhi,Pushpa Sankhla
Katha Jai Karni Maa 1 "Hit Rajasthani Katha" Part 2 -Prakash Gandhi,Pushpa Sankhla
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: PMC Rajasthani
Deshnok ri karni mata
Deshnok ri karni mata
Published: 2012/10/27
Channel: Uttamsinghsrk
karni mata dawra talab banana
karni mata dawra talab banana
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: sharvan dan
Karni Mata (Rat Temple) - Deshnoke - Rajasthan
Karni Mata (Rat Temple) - Deshnoke - Rajasthan
Published: 2013/10/07
Channel: Divine india
Karni Mata Mandir - Temple of Rats!
Karni Mata Mandir - Temple of Rats!
Published: 2012/12/24
Channel: WildFilmsIndia
Karni Mata Aarti || Devotional Super Hit Haryanvi Song || Deewan Arya
Karni Mata Aarti || Devotional Super Hit Haryanvi Song || Deewan Arya
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: Folk Dhun Rajasthan
Karni Mata Hindu Temple, Deshnok Rajasthan India - Temple of the Rats
Karni Mata Hindu Temple, Deshnok Rajasthan India - Temple of the Rats
Published: 2011/11/08
Channel: jan-arend van Boeijen
Karni Mata Bhajan,Deshnok by PART 1
Karni Mata Bhajan,Deshnok by PART 1
Published: 2010/02/18
Channel: arajpurohit5
KARANI MATA FILM
KARANI MATA FILM
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: karni mata
Visit to Karni Mata Temple, "Temple of the Rats", Bikaner, Rajasthan (GoPro video)
Visit to Karni Mata Temple, "Temple of the Rats", Bikaner, Rajasthan (GoPro video)
Published: 2014/04/15
Channel: Pop and Go Knickers
‘करनी माता’ मंदिर का बड़ा रहस्य, उड़ा देगा आपके होश | ‘KARNI MATA’ MANDIR SECRET
‘करनी माता’ मंदिर का बड़ा रहस्य, उड़ा देगा आपके होश | ‘KARNI MATA’ MANDIR SECRET
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: NEXT9NEWS हर खबर आप तक
karni mata seva sang delhi 2017
karni mata seva sang delhi 2017
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: shourya
New Karni Mata Bhajan " Kab Se Pukare   " | Special Bhakti |Prakash Gandhi,Pushpa Sankhla
New Karni Mata Bhajan " Kab Se Pukare " | Special Bhakti |Prakash Gandhi,Pushpa Sankhla
Published: 2015/08/30
Channel: PMC Rajasthani
Karni Mata "Rat" Temple (Deschnok, INDIA)
Karni Mata "Rat" Temple (Deschnok, INDIA)
Published: 2013/11/25
Channel: William Muzi
करणी माता मंदिर : इस मंदिर में रहते है 20,000 चूहे | karni Mata Temple Deshnok Bikaner
करणी माता मंदिर : इस मंदिर में रहते है 20,000 चूहे | karni Mata Temple Deshnok Bikaner
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: vipin pareek
करनी माँ का चूहों का मंदिर ||Temple of Rat
करनी माँ का चूहों का मंदिर ||Temple of Rat's Karni Mata Mandir
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: Planet Earth INDIA
Shree Karni Mata Kaatha (Gaatha) - Rajasthani Bhajan
Shree Karni Mata Kaatha (Gaatha) - Rajasthani Bhajan
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: Rajasthani Geet
Karni Mata Song 2017 | Arji Suno - अर्जी सुनो | DESHNOK | FULL HD | Latest Rajasthani VIDEO Song
Karni Mata Song 2017 | Arji Suno - अर्जी सुनो | DESHNOK | FULL HD | Latest Rajasthani VIDEO Song
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: RDC Rajasthani
Karni Mata Avtar Katha - 1st Part
Karni Mata Avtar Katha - 1st Part
Published: 2014/09/01
Channel: Gajendra Singh Rathore
karni mata araj suno || mahendra sing rathore live || bikaner video mastan bhai
karni mata araj suno || mahendra sing rathore live || bikaner video mastan bhai
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: GD FILMS
Karni Mata Temple - Temple of Rats || करनी माता मंदिर || भारत का रहस्यमय मंदिर
Karni Mata Temple - Temple of Rats || करनी माता मंदिर || भारत का रहस्यमय मंदिर
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: Thoughtshed
Indien Rattentempel Karni Mata Tempel Deshnoke India Bikaner rat temple des rats करणी माता मंदिर
Indien Rattentempel Karni Mata Tempel Deshnoke India Bikaner rat temple des rats करणी माता मंदिर
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: Diedrich Saathoff
Prakash Mali Karni Mata Bhajan live प्रकाश माली करणी माता भजन लाइव
Prakash Mali Karni Mata Bhajan live प्रकाश माली करणी माता भजन लाइव
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Rajneesh Dara
Cultura Sagrada 05   Golden Temple y Karni Mata
Cultura Sagrada 05 Golden Temple y Karni Mata
Published: 2015/08/31
Channel: Gonzalo Machado
Rajasthani Hit DJ Song || Chalo Karni Mata Re Dham || Full Audio Song With DJ  || By Daxa Prajapati
Rajasthani Hit DJ Song || Chalo Karni Mata Re Dham || Full Audio Song With DJ || By Daxa Prajapati
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: KinjalStudio Rajasthani
Karni Mata: DESHANO DHAM | Bibu Khan | Mataji Song 2016 | Karni Mata Bhajan | Rajasthani Bhakti Song
Karni Mata: DESHANO DHAM | Bibu Khan | Mataji Song 2016 | Karni Mata Bhajan | Rajasthani Bhakti Song
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: RDC Rajasthani
करणी माता चिरजा देशनोक री राय karni mata chirja
करणी माता चिरजा देशनोक री राय karni mata chirja
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: श्री सागर
Ambe Maa Bhajan - Deshnok Ri Karni Mata | Part 4 | Rajasthani Bhajan | Audio Songs | Mahendra Singh
Ambe Maa Bhajan - Deshnok Ri Karni Mata | Part 4 | Rajasthani Bhajan | Audio Songs | Mahendra Singh
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: RDC Rajasthani
Karni mata chirja narayan dan ratnu(suvap bhakti sandhya 2015
Karni mata chirja narayan dan ratnu(suvap bhakti sandhya 2015
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: Narendrasingh Charan
Story of Karni Mata,Deshnok Part 1
Story of Karni Mata,Deshnok Part 1
Published: 2009/03/12
Channel: Yogender Singh Ranawat
Karni Mata, DESHANOK DHAM | | Mataji Song 2017| Karni Mata Bhajan | Rajasthani Bhakti Song Mp3
Karni Mata, DESHANOK DHAM | | Mataji Song 2017| Karni Mata Bhajan | Rajasthani Bhakti Song Mp3
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: Bhajan Bhakti Sagar
Karani Mata Bhajan | Deshnok Ri Karni Mata | Part 1 | Mahendra Singh | Rajasthani Bhakti Song
Karani Mata Bhajan | Deshnok Ri Karni Mata | Part 1 | Mahendra Singh | Rajasthani Bhakti Song
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: RDC Rajasthani Music
करणी माता चिरजा दुबारे छकी आवो जी karni mata chirja
करणी माता चिरजा दुबारे छकी आवो जी karni mata chirja
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: श्री सागर
karni mata chirja, maa ambe new chirja
karni mata chirja, maa ambe new chirja
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Live Rajasthan
KARNI MATA TEMPLE  DESNOK BIKANER RAJASTHAN PART 1
KARNI MATA TEMPLE DESNOK BIKANER RAJASTHAN PART 1
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Sanjay raja namkeen
Maa Karni तू दुःख हर ले || Karni Mata Hit Song || Pooja Ramawat || 2015 || Full Song #Bhaktibhajan
Maa Karni तू दुःख हर ले || Karni Mata Hit Song || Pooja Ramawat || 2015 || Full Song #Bhaktibhajan
Published: 2013/12/19
Channel: Bhakti Bhajan Kirtan
Karani Mata Bhajan | Deshnok Ri Karni Mata - 3 | Nonstop | Kusal Barat | Rajasthani Bhakti Song
Karani Mata Bhajan | Deshnok Ri Karni Mata - 3 | Nonstop | Kusal Barat | Rajasthani Bhakti Song
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: RDC Rajasthani Music
The Karni Mata Rat Temple, Deshnok (Hindu Temple)
The Karni Mata Rat Temple, Deshnok (Hindu Temple)
Published: 2008/02/17
Channel: Wanderlusts
Karni mata ji ki aarti
Karni mata ji ki aarti
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: Deepsa Amarpura
Karni Mata Rat Temple, Bikaner, Deshnok
Karni Mata Rat Temple, Bikaner, Deshnok
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: Ranno Märtson
SRI KARNI MATA BHAKT-GAN KOLKATA. CHIRJA bhajan utsav 15 August 2016 VISHAL SINGH KAVIYA
SRI KARNI MATA BHAKT-GAN KOLKATA. CHIRJA bhajan utsav 15 August 2016 VISHAL SINGH KAVIYA
Published: 2016/08/23
Channel: Dhanraj Soni
Asha vaishnav live II karni mata bhajan II IN BIKANER II
Asha vaishnav live II karni mata bhajan II IN BIKANER II
Published: 2016/10/12
Channel: BIBA FOLK MUSIC
Deshnoke, Karni Mata temple
Deshnoke, Karni Mata temple
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: Андрей Гавриков
KAVI SMMELAN KARNI MATA DESHNOK
KAVI SMMELAN KARNI MATA DESHNOK
Published: 2014/12/24
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Karni
Goddess of War
The Invincible One
Incarnation of Durga
La statue de la déesse entourée des rats sacrés (Temple de Karni Mata) (8423510937).jpg
Other names Ridhu Bai
Affiliation Charans and Rajputs
Abode Western Rajasthan
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Consort Lord Shiva

Karni Mata (Hindi: करणी माता or Karniji; The dates of both birth and death are unknown but are traditionally believed by followers to be (1387-10-02)2 October 1387 – 23 March 1538(1538-03-23),[1]) was a female Hindu warrior sage born in the Charan caste. Also known as Shri Karniji Maharaj, she is worshiped as the incarnation of the warrior goddess Durga by her followers.[1] She is an official deity of the royal family of Jodhpur and Bikaner. She lived an ascetic life and was widely revered during her own lifetime. At the request of the Maharajas of Bikaner and Jodhpur, she laid the foundation stones of Bikaner Fort and Mehrangarh Fort, the two most important forts in the region. The most famous of her temples is in the small town of Deshnoke, near Bikaner in Rajasthan, and was created following her mysterious disappearance from her home. The temple is famous for its white rats, which are treated as sacred and given protection in the temple. Another temple dedicated to her during her lifetime differs from others in that it does not contain an image or idol of her, but rather contains a foot-print to symbolize her visit to that place. Karni Mata is also referred to as Nari Bai.

Biography[edit]

According to tradition, Karni Mata was originally the wife of Depoji Charan of the village of Sathika. However, she later expressed to her husband her unwillingness to engage in matrimonial relations. He initially humoured her, thinking that she would relent in time. Instead of doing so, Karni arranged for him to marry her own younger sister, Gulab, so that he might have a proper married life. She herself remained celibate all her life, with the concurrence and support of her husband.

Karni lived in her in-laws' village for about two years before leaving with her followers and a herd of cattle to live a nomadic life, camping at sunset. One such camp was made at the village of Jangloo; but a servant of Rao Kanha, who was ruler of the place, denied them access to water for the people and cows. Karni Mata declared her follower, Rao Ridmal of Chandasar, as new ruler of the village and continued on her journey. When she reached near Deshnok, Rao Kanha himself came to oppose her camping but he died.[clarification needed] Karni Mata stopped wandering further, and settled there. Her husband Depoji died in 1454.

In 1453, she gave her blessing to Rao Jodha of Jodhpur for conquering Ajmer, Merta and Mandor. In 1457 she went to Jodhpur at Rao Jodha's request, to lay the cornerstone of the fort at Jodhpur.

Her first temple was constructed in the village of Mathania during her lifetime by her follower Amara Charan. In 1472, she arranged the marriage of Rao Bika, the fifth son of Rao Jodha, and Rang Kunwar, daughter of Rao Shekha of Pungal, to turn the enmity of the Rathor and Bhatian families into friendship. In 1485, she laid the foundation stone of the fort of Bikaner at the request of Rao Bika. In 1538, Karniji went to visit the Maharaja of Jaisalmer. On 21 March of that year she was travelling back to Deshnok with her stepson Poonjar and a few other followers. They were near Gadiyala and Girirajsar of the Kolayat tehsil in Bikaner district when she asked the caravan to stop for water. She disappeared there, reportedly at the age of 151 years.

In Rajasthan, the goddess Karni Mata is believed to protect the Krishna Saara Mriga (blackbuck).[2]

Karni Mata Temples[edit]

Deshnoke[edit]

The most famous temple dedicated to Karni Mata is at Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner. It is also known as the Temple of Rats.

Udaipur[edit]

Another dedicated temple is Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata Temple or Karni Mata, Udaipur, located on the Machla Hills, near Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Park in Udaipur, Rajasthan. One can reach to the temple either by stairs starting from Manikyalal Verma Park or by ropeway.

Between the years 1620 to 1628, Maharana Karan Singh developed a residential area at Machla Magra for Udaipur’s safety. It was during this time that the Karni Mata Temple was built. Though for a long period the temple was deserted, in 1997 the Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata Development Committee rebuilt it.

Alwar[edit]

Another noted temple dedicated to Karni Mata is in the historical city of Alwar, Rajasthan. It is situated in heart of city, very near to the Sagar Palace and Bala Qila.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gahlot, Sukhvir Singh (1982). Rajasthan directory & who's who. Hindi Sahitya Mandir. p. 20. 
  2. ^ van der Geer, A. (2008). Animals in Stone : Indian Mammals Sculptured through Time. Leiden, South Holland (Netherlands): Brill. pp. 57–58. ISBN 9789004168190. 

External links[edit]

Nakkash Ki Devi - Gomti Dham

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