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Spend A Holiday In Holy Spirits
Enjoy Pushkar tourism in Rajasthan, the only abode of Brahma, mythologically said to be the creator of the universe. Take a holy dip in the famous Pushkar lake and wash away your sins.
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Fact Files : Pushkar
District : Ajmer Region of Merwara
Location : Nestled in the Aravalli Valley of Central Rajasthan boardering Ajmer
World Renowned : For Pushkar Fair
Famous For : Brahma Temple (only one of its kind in whole world)
To See : Pushkar Fair, Sacred Pushkar Lake, Temples of Brahma, Varaha and Aptaeshwar.
What to Do : Participation in Camel Fair, Camel Safari, Experience Folk Song and Dances performed by Gujjar Folklores.
Do Not Miss : Photographing Decorated Camels in Pushkar Fair, Making a Wish at Brahma Temple, Bath in the Sacred Pushkar Lake.
Getting Around : Ajmer - 11 km SE, Merta - 63 km W, Nimaj - Chhatra Sagar (115 km SW).
To Shop : Sarweshwar Kala Mandir - Rajasthani Miniature Paintings. Bhagwan Barmeri Handicraft Shac, Dhabai's Shop - Antique pieces, Ethnic World - Cotton embroidered Kurtas, Gulkand a confection of rose petals and sugar.
Getting There :
Air : Sanganer Airport Jaipur is nearest (154 km/ 2 ½ hrs).
Rail : Ajmer Junction -11 km / 15 mins. Ajmer Shatabdi Train from Delhi and Jaipur.
Road : Pushkar is on NH-89, 11 km off NH-8 that connects Delhi and Mumbai. 15 mins from Ajmer, 2 ½ hrs from Jaipur, 7 ½ hrs from Delhi.
Inside Tip : Pickup a Camel Leather Shoes from the local market for a comfortable walk, Avoid Non-Veg. and Alcohol as it is prohibited inside Pushkar.
Important Distances : 400 km SW of Delhi, 154 km SW of Jaipur, 11 km NW of Ajmer.
Staying Options : Pushkar Palace, Sarovar (Man Mahal), Jagat Singh Palace Hotel, Royal Camp, Royal Camp (Mobile), Royal Desert Camp, Hotel Goyal Inn, Hotel Kasbah Camps, Hotel Teerth Palace
11-kms from Ajmer (132 kms from Jaipur) on the edge of the desert lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar
along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake. This is an important pilgrimage spot for the hindus, which has the only temple of Lord Brahma in the country and one of the few in the world. Lord Brahma is known as the creator of the world as per the hindu mythology. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site.
The lake has a mythological significance associated with it. According to myth, Lord Brahma was on his way to search for a suitable place to perform a "Yagna' (a fire sacrifice) while contemplating, a lotus fell from his hand on the warth and water sprouted from that place. One of them was Pushkar where Lord brahma performed "Yagna".
Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur
One of the biggest fairs in India, the cattle fair of Pushkar attracts buyers and sellers from all over the country who travel to Rajasthan to participate in this annual event. Held in October or November on Kartik Purnima, the five-day Pushkar Fair is the ultimate showcase of the culture of Rajasthan. Cultural performances, folk music and dance, camel and horse races, etc light up the festivities during the fair. It is indeed a boon to travel to Pushkar during the peerless Pushkar Fair.
The Savitri (Brahma’s desolate wife) temple built in 1687 is perched atop the Ratnagiri hill. The Goddess is believed to have rested on the hill upon arrival and refused to join her husband who had married a local girl Gayatri. Her temple is smack in front of the Brahma temple and is believed to serve as a lookout for the Goddess for her erring husband. The route to the temple is through the hills and takes around an hour. Further, the temple atop the hill and its surroundings provide a breathtaking view of the Pushkar Lake and the surrounding desert.
Varah temple in Pushkar is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. One of the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu was that of Varah (boar). The temple worships the Varah form of Lord Vishnu. You would find ample references of Vishnu in the hindu myths and legends. In several incarnations which numbers up to as many as 10, Vishnu has appeared on the earth and saved the earth from the hand of the evil.
Rangji or Rangnath Temple:
Rangji temple is known for its pleasant south Indian style of architecture. The temple houses a huge image of Lord Vishnu. It has a high growing 'Gopuram' (large gate) and Garuda pillars studded with a legendary bird styled in gold.
The Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the hindus. It is nestled in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar lake. This place, full of natural beauty, holds a special place in the hearts of Indian for it is believed that Lord Brahma, together with all the gods and goddesses, performed a Yagya here. Legends also has it that the ancient lake sarovar had appeared miraculously, when a lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. Brahma temple the most famous temple in Pushkar, this is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology) in the entire country.
Main Bazaar, Pushkar is one of the principal marketing areas in the holy land of Pushkar. If you come here for your pilgrim tour, make sure to visit this bazaar. To be inside the main bazaar, Pushkar is indeed a delightful experience. The main bazaar, Pushkar is a great place for shopping buffs. The main bazaar also sells a huge amount of pottery goods.
One of the most sacred sites for hindus, Pushkar Lake is the most famous tourist attraction in the holy town of Pushkar. It's a beautiful semi-circular lake with 52 lovely ghats surrounding it. According to beliefs, a dip in the Pushkar Lake on the auspicious occasion of Karthik Poornima brings salvation to devotees.
Mahadeva temple in Pushkar is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. The god is one of the hindu trinity that represents cCreation, sustenance and destruction. According to the hindu puranas, Lord Mahadeva is the god of destruction. The temple of Mahadeva in Pushkar was built in 19th century. The shrine houses a white marble image of lord Mahadeva with five faces. The idol is adorned with intricately designed ornaments.