Monday, November 19, 2007

Karnimata - Indian Rat Temple

According to folklore, the Goddess Shri Karni-Mata once restored the dead child of her devotee back to life. The Mata announced that no one from her tribe would fall into death's hand again. Instead, when they died, all of them would temporarily inhabit the body of a rat before being reborn into the tribe. Karnimata is a temple in India devoted to rats.

1 comment:

jan said...

I like this legend. We have such negative ideas of rats. This makes them seem part of our lives. You really find some fascinating stories.