Indian temple where worship alive rats
India, a country of surprises, secrets and mysteries. In Rajasthan there is a most unusual temple where rats are fully-fledged owners for a long time.
Thousands of pilgrims go to the Karni Mata to dine from the same dish with rodents, or drink water from a rat bowls.
The temple in the city dedicated to the saint Denshok Karni Mata, which is considered the embodiment of one of the most popular goddesses in Hinduism. Holy was born in 1387 and died in 1538 after living for 150 years.
Indian goddess nothing human is alien - at Karni Mata was an adopted son. One day while swimming in the lake, the kid drowned. Unhappy mother asked the god of death Yama resurrect his son, but he refused it.
And for that vindictive Karni Mata robbed him of the opportunity to catch the soul of its future offspring. Now, after his death they went not to the Pit, and moved into the rat body.
Thus, according to local belief, the rodents in Denshoke - not just animals, and are direct descendants of the goddess. Given the fact that the Karni Mata lived 151 years (and then it disappeared without a trace), and regularly give birth, Yama had lost quite a large number of souls. According to estimates of local priests - about 20 thousand. Therefore, the temple is called the Karni Mata sanctuary 20,000 rats.
Before the temple stands a cart, where you can buy milk, or feed for rats, which would make them an offering. If during a walk through the temple someone crush a rat, he will have to indemnify the church of the same rat. But made of silver or gold.