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Temples are more than just places of worship. They are monuments which speak of the people who built them, and those who came to worship in them, their beliefs, and their faith. Like any other city in India, Bikaner too has its share of temples, each of which has its own story, its own importance, and its own place, in the social structure of the city. During my recent visit to Bikaner with Narendra Bhawan, I visited four temples, which are inextricably linked to Bikaner, and its growth. I am starting the series today, with what is probably the most famous temple in Bikaner – the Karni Mata Temple.
|Main entrance of the Karni Mata Temple|