Have you ever heard or witnessed any lake which has been filled with hundreds of mysterious human skeletons? If no, we are here to let you know the amazing unusual fact. Roopkund Lake is a glacial lake which is located in the Himalayas, in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand in India.
This high altitude small lake is 5,029 meters above the sea level. The shallow lake which is covered with ice and surrounded by rocky glaciers is a popular destination for adventurous tourists. The Glacial Lake invites hundreds of trekkers and pilgrims every year.
Every year, when the ice melts, the bottom of the shallow lake becomes visible. At that time, one can see hundreds of scattered skeletons at Roopkund –also known as Skeleton Lake. There had been no clue to answer who these people were, how they died and where they were from.
Eventually, the obscurity behind the skeleton lake has been solved after extensive research. Scientists have concluded that the mysterious bones discovered near the lake belonged to the people of a 9th-century Indian tribe who died during a heavy hail storm.
India is globally famous for its land of spiritual awakening and is home to different amazing temples. There’s no doubt that each and every temple in this beautiful nation has its breathtaking attractions. Most of them are peculiar to their alluring architectural designs and splendid scale of structures. This time, we are not talking about those majestic accustomed things.
The Karni Mata Temple is one of the most unique temples under the sun. The Hindu Temple is dedicated to Karni Mata, a reincarnation of Maa Durga (Goddess), and is located at Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner, in Rajasthan, India. One of India’s unusual attractions is also referred to as the Temple of Rats. If you visit this temple, apart from getting an opportunity to worship the Goddess Karni Mata, you can also worship the rats to heal your ailments. The temple is home to thousands of rats all in one place.
It is believed that the Goddess worshiped in the temple was a part of the Charin clan. She had to live 150 years old and remain young and beautiful. After her death, she became a rat. The followers of the Charin clan also believe that they will be reincarnated as a rat after they died. Once a rat dies, they will be reincarnated as a human again. Charin people believe the rats of the Karni Mata Temple are their ancestors.
There’s also another story behind the worship of rats: In the early 14th century, when the youngest son of the Goddess Karni had drowned, she requested the God of Death called “Yama” to bring her son back to life. At first, Yama was reluctant, but then Yama finally changed his mind and blessed that all of Karni’s male children and their descendants would be reincarnated as rats.
There’s one noticeable thing which is all about the strong belief; if you can see a white rat among the thousands of rats in this rat temple, it can be a blessing. You are supposed to be auspicious if a rat runs across your feet.
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