May 24, 2010

Karni Mata Temple, India

Photograph by Rachael Williams, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

A woman in Deshnoke, Rajasthan, watches as rats drink milk from a pan at the Karni Mata Temple, a monument to the rat goddess. More than 20,000 rats live in the temple, including a handful of white ones, which are thought to be direct descendents of Karni Mata and therefore considered especially sacred.


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