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Jaisalmer, the "Golden City," is located on the westernmost frontier of India in the state of Rajasthan. Close to the Pakistan border, the city is known for its proximity to the Thar Desert.

Near the desert town of Bikaner is Deshnoke, here you find the temple of the Gajner Palace. 30 Km from Bikaner, the 600 -year old temple is dedicated to Karni Mata. .It plays host to thousands of rats. The rats are considered sacred and worshipped. .Karni Mata, born in the 14th...
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