A temple in India is led by 20,000 rats

A temple in India is led by 20,000 rats

Temple near Amber Fort Jaipur Rajasthan India

Temple near Amber Fort Jaipur Rajasthan India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As in many cultures rats are considered pests in an Indian temple 20,000 rodents are fed and revered.

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Karni Mata temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess of Rajasthan, India, has become famous for his devotion to the furry creatures, where visitors are not allowed to hurt rats. In fact, measures were taken to protect rats from predators.

In folklore there are two stories about rats which explains why they are protected and worshiped in this temple. One of them says that all the children were once born rats. In the latter, the rats were 20,000 soldiers. Whatever the story, the rats in this temple pestigios status, writes Daily Mail.

 

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Among the thousands of rats in the temple, there are some whites considered a blessing, so visitors are encouraged to feed them.

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