This temple in the picturesque backdrop of a desert lake is 30 Km away from the city of Bikaner and is close to Gajner Palace. Rao Bikaji, initially had considered this place to lay the foundation of Bikaner city but later shifted to Lakshmi Nath ji Mandir, another famous place of worship, on the recommendation of Napo, a Sankhla Rajput. The place is very calm, quiet and peaceful and can be visited day and night throughout the year. It has a statue of Lord Bhairon ji in the sitting posture. The unique feature of the temple is that it is not surrounded by forewalls and is in the open courtyard. Lord Bhairon ji, called lovingly as Bhairon Nath Baba by the localites has large following of people and is said to have tremendous healing powers. All wishes and aspirations, according to devotees, are fulfilled just by one visit of the temple. It has Hotel and Dharmshala facilities for night stay and is also used as a place to organize picnics and get-togethers.
The temple situated on the Bikaner-Jaisalmer Highway, about 45 Km south of Bikaner is one of the very few temples dedicated to Kapil Muni. It has a lake and water reservoir beside it, where the devotees can have a holy dip to attain Moksha. The place used to be surrounded by large sized Sand Dunes until few years back. It is famous for the cattle fare held every year with much fun and fanfare.
The Karni Mata Temple situated in Deshnok, 35 Km towards south of Bikaner on Jaipur Highway is an internationally popular place because of its uniqueness in terms of existence of rats with human beings in the temple’s vicinity and devotees thronging in large numbers to worship the rats. The temple, as the name suggests is dedicated to Goddess Karni and was built in the 15th century by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The temple’s architecture, the giant Silver doors, the surroundings, the art work on the walls are worth seeing. Your visit to the temple is considered to be fruitful if you can watch a pair of white rats. The rats, known as “cabas” are considered as reincarnation of the dead members of Karni Mata’s family. According to a legend, Karni Mata had pronounced that all her family members and their descendents will have incarnation in the form of rats. The temple is regularly visited by devotees and visitors through out the year.
The Lakhsmi Nath Temple is one of the oldest Temples in and around Bikaner and is different than the usual temples as it has been constructed in a fort line format. This place has significance as Rao Bikaji had laid foundation stone of Bikaner at this place only. The temple, constructed by Rao Loonkaran has idols of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi in it. The temple has devotees offering prayers on daily basis and has tourists and occasional visitors too. The temple is very close to the main market and is on a hilltop providing panoramic view of the city.