Karni Mata Temple (Hindi: करणी माता मंदिर) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke, thirty kilometre from Bikaner, in Rajasthan, India. it's additionally referred to as the Temple of Rats.The temple is legendary for the some twenty five,000 black rats that live, and ar revered in, the temple. These holy rats ar known as kabbas, and plenty of individuals travel nice distances to pay their respects. The temple attracts guests from across the country for blessings, also as curious tourists from round the world. Legend has it that Laxman, Karni Mata's stepchild (or the son of 1 of her storytellers), submerged in an exceedingly lake in Kapil Sarovar in Kolayat Tehsil whereas he was trying to drink from it. Karni Mata implored Yama, the god of death, to revive him. 1st refusing, Yama eventually relented, allowing Laxman and every one of Karni mata's male youngsters to be reincarnated as rats.