Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The rat temple in India

The Rat Temple located in Rajasthan, India is a Hindu temple devoted to Karni Mata, a goddess who is said to have reincarnated her devotees into rats upon death. Today the temple is home to hundreds of rats which representthe reincarnated. Hindus come to worship at the temple and bring offerings of sweets to the rats which are regarded as sacred. It is said that if you accidently kill one of the rats, you must replace the rodent with its weight in silver.
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