Karni Mata

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Karni
Incarnation of Durga
La statue de la déesse entourée des rats sacrés (Temple de Karni Mata) (8423510937).jpg
Other namesRidhu Bai
AffiliationCharans and Rajputs
AbodeWestern Rajasthan(Marwar and Bikaner)
WeaponTrident
MountLion and flanked by eagle

Karni Mata (Hindi: करणी माता or Karniji;) (Karni Mata is also referred to as Nari Bai) (circa 2 October 1387 – circa 23 March 1538,[1]) was a female Hindu warrior sage born in the Charan caste. Also known as Shri Karniji Maharaj, she is worshiped as the incarnation of the warrior goddess Durga by her followers.[1] She is an official deity of the royal families of Jodhpur and Bikaner.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gahlot, Sukhvir Singh (1982). Rajasthan directory & who's who. Hindi Sahitya Mandir. p. 20.

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