Faces of India – 316, from Bikaner

Faces of India

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. I bring back souvenirs, frozen moments from my travels, why not some memories of people I have met and interacted during the travels. Faces of India is a weekly series in my blog since MARCH 2011. See more here

Faces of India from Bikaner Rajasthan

I don’t have the courage to feed one single rat and here is this man feeding several of them! This scene was in  Karni Mata Temple of Bikaner, Rajasthan. The temple pujaris, official, and locals feed the rats and worship them. And the rats too eat all that is offered to them. Here they seemed to be feeding on dry wheat flour fearlessly and this temple official sitting and watching over them. When I asked him since when are you doing this work… he casually replied – oh! Since long!

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