Founded in 1488 by Rao Bika Ji, Bikaner is located in the north-western part of the State of Rajasthan in India. If the beauty never bloomed in a desert, it was to Bikaner. This city of the desert has an austere beauty which is totally unique. The impressive palace, magnificent temples and richly carved of red stones and yellow displayed some of the most beautiful creations of Rajput civilization. It is the thirst for “dessert” or affection for “desert” which tickles each heart to visit Bikaner.
Temple of Deshnok Karni Mata:
Deshnok is a 30 km from the village to the south of Bikaner on the road to Jodhpur. A visit to the temple of fascination of Deshnok Karni Mata, an incarnation of Durga, is not far from delicate. Here are the rodents saints are considered incarnations of the storytellers, Karni Mata temple run riot on the temple complex.
Karni Mata has lived in the 14th century and has performed many miracles in the course of its life. When his youngest son, Lakhan, drowned, Karni Mata ordered Yamraj, the god of the dead, to bring back to life. Yamaj replied that he was not able to do that, but that Karni Mata, is an incarnation of Durga, could restore the life of Lakhan. What it has done, and has decreed that the members of his family would no longer be die, but would be embodied as Kabas (rats), and these Kabas would be yields than the members of his family.
There are about 600 families in Deshnok who claim to both decent Karni Mata and that they will be reinsures as Kabas.
Temple of Bhandasar:
Bhandasar temple is dedicated to the Fifth tirthankar Sumitnath, and the building was commissioned in 1468 by a merchant Jain rich, Oswal Bhandasa. It was completed after his death, in 1514.
The inside of the temple is beautiful, with, exceptionally for a Jain Temple, a series of dynamic tables. The pillars are floral abesques and stories that put in scene the life of of 24 tirthankars Jain. It is said that 40 000 kg of ghee has been used in the place of the water in the mortar, that the people insist seeps into the soil during the hot days.
On the first floor of the temple of three floors are beautiful miniatures of the sentinels of the gods. There are beautiful views of the city from the third floor, with the desert that extends behind it to the west.
How to Reach Bikaner
The closest to travelers of airport services directed to Bikaner is to Jodhpur.
Rajasthan Roads run of luxury very comfortable and air-conditioned bus of Delhi (Bikaner House, Nr. Door of the India) to Bikaner. The roads are very good, and it takes about 8-9 hours of Jaipur. You can also come by taxi.