"Increases gather rate of nearby units."—In-game description
The Karni Mata is a wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Indians and can be built to advance into the next Age. It sends a shipment of food, wood, and coin when built and has Keepers of the Rats that increases the gathering rate of nearby villagers.
- 200 food, 200 wood, and 100 coin
- 400 food, 300 wood, and 300 coin
- 400 food, 500 wood, and 500 coin
- 800 food, 800 wood, and 800 coin
Special ability Edit
- Keepers of the Rats (passive): Increases the gather rate of friendly villagers in a radius of 36 around the Karni Mata by 10%.
Further statistics Edit
As the Karni Mata is unique to the Indians, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:
|Building strengths and weaknesses|
|Hit points||Flying Buttress (+20%)|
Home City Cards Edit
As the Karni Mata is unique to the Indians, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Karni Mata|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
"In Hinduism, Karni Mata is an incarnation of Durga, the fourteenth-century warrior-deity often called “the rat goddess.” In the small town of Deshnoke, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, stands a marble temple dedicated to Karni Mata. Built in the nineteenth century, the Karni Mata temple is known less for its architecture than its title of “Temple of Rats,” due to its 200,000-plus rodent inhabitants.
The legend tells that at one point in the life of Karni Mata a child of one of her clansmen died. In an attempt to bring the child back to life, Karni Mata approached Yama, the god of death. Yama explained that the child had already been reincarnated. Defeated, Karni Mata made an agreement with Yama: from that day forward, all of her clansmen would be reborn as rats until they could be born back into the clan.
Since Hinduism views death as but one step in a person’s quest for oneness with the universe, the rats of Karni Mata rats are treated like royalty. Twice a year during the Hindu festival of Navaratri, thousands of pilgrims descend upon the Karni Mata temple to pay their respects to these kabbas, or holy creatures."—In-game history section