Love 'em or hate 'em, rats are a part of life on this planet. The residents of Deshnok have accepted this and in their temple, Karani Mata, you can find revered rats. These rats have the free reign of the temple and those that come to worship here must pay their respects to the rats. They are so free from the fear of humans that they will climb on you and will eat from your hand. Some will even let you pat them like a cat! (Don't mention the C word around them though...) In Hindu tradition, rats are strongly linked with Ganesh and any friend of Ganesh is a friend of San Nakji! I can't wait to get to India and visit this temple!
San Nakji for President!