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July 30, 2017

The Rat Temple

Filed under: General — Tags: , — admin @ 8:02 am

Deshnok, Rajasthan.

I caught the bus early this morning to Deshnok where the Rat Temple is. The temple is unique in that it is a sanctuary for rats. Locals believe that the Kabas carry the souls of the future charans who inhabit the region.

Rats drink milk
Drinking milk.

The rats get fed milk. They eat better than I do!

Num Num
Eating grains

And lots of grains and ratty food. I could have bought some rat food for ten rupees but I did not want to feed them. One crawled over my foot and I screamed.

On rations
Drinking water

This rat must have been on rations.

Rat sanctum sanctorum
The sanctum sanctorum.

This is where the god lives. If I was a god I would want a better home.

sugar cane drink
Sugar Cane Man

Squeezing sugar cane for a drink. The machine is powered by an old diesel motor that just chugs along.

Man and Oxen
Man and Oxen

A bloke and his oxen. I was going to send him the photo by email but he did not know what email was.


  1. Wow those lucky rats cool place

    Comment by Jason — July 30, 2017 @ 10:25 pm

  2. hi jay.

    yeah they get fed all they can eat and protected from raptors.

    they are a bit creepy but.. 🙂


    Comment by admin — August 2, 2017 @ 6:14 am

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