Tourism delight holy city and Well-known Hindu pilgrim centre.
Among the five "dhams" or pilgrimages that are held in high
esteem by Hindus. Surrounded By Desert And Snake Mountain. This
Traveler Friendly Town Clings To The Side Of The Small Pushkar
Lake With Its Many Bathing Ghats And Temples Puskhar Is A Very
Important Pilgrimage Center.
Pushkar radiates am ambience of
peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and
again. Spirituality and relaxed nature of Pushkar attracts
tourist from several countries. Pushkar is 140 KM away from
Jaipur state capital of Rajasthan (India). & about 11 Km From
Ajmer. Puskhar Is A Very Important Pilgrimage Center of Hindu's.
The Brahma temple is the most important temple here and is, in
fact, the only Brahma temple of India.
Pushkar is among
the five "dhams" or pilgrimages that are held in high esteem by
Hindus. It is said that in battle lord Brahma killed the demon "Vajra
Nabh" with a lotus flower, whose petals floated down to earth
and landed in three places in and around Pushkar where lakes
is internationally known for its colorful cattle fair when thousands
of devotees from all faiths assemble to take a dip in the holy lake.
"Rajasthani" Dance, "Rajasthani" music, gaily-attired folks and
various cultural events add to the fun and major Attraction of the
occasion. The phenomenal camel races are the most interesting part
of the fair augmented by cattle auction and colorful shops
exhibiting beautiful handicrafts.
The Temple town has withstood the test of time, and has been a mute
witness to the procession of history from the epic "RAMAYANA", to "Fa-Hien's"
account of Pushkar in the 4th Century AD. ,and to the time of Muslim
According To Hindu Mythology the three pushkar's were formed when
three lotus petals dropped from Brahma's hand as he searched for a
place for a fire rite (Yajna). Three lakes are surrounded by three
hills,which represents the three fires of Brahma's sacrifice in
pushkar and the holy lake represent the Vedi. This whole area was
known as Pushkaranaya in Hindu Mythology. Pushkar Ksetra could be
compared with pushkar Velley of today. After been discovery of "Sarasvati
River" (Among the Three Most worshiped river's of Hindus ("Ganga", "Jamuna",
" Saraswati" ).
One of the major thriving temple of Brahma, in pushkar can be
identified by its red Spire and By the image of Hans (The swan
considered sacred to Lord Brahma). The "Chaturmukhi" (Four Faces)
Brahma idol is housed in "Grabha Grih" (WOMB house) which is the
sanctum sanctorum. The sanctuary has silver doors inside a carved
marble gateway. Steps in the corner lead to a small cave dedicated
to Lord Shiva. A beautifully carved silver turtle is set on the
floor in the front of the "Garbha Grih". This temple Built with
Marbles is Decorated with Silver Coins. The temple walls are also
adorned with graceful peacocks, the celestial vehicle of Goddess "Saraswati"
(The Goddess of wisdom and Consort of Lord Brahma.).
Bramha Temple is alone in the World.
Brahma forms the great Hindu trilogy of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva,
each symbolizing the lifecycle of birth, preservation and
destruction. Brahma the creator is depicted as of four bearded heads
and four hands each holding a book of Vedas (knowledge). His vehicle
is the swan and his consort is Savitri.
According to the "Padam Puran",The Hindu religious text
Pushkar means a pond created by flower, was formed when Brahma
dropped a lotus flower on the earth to determine a place for his
yagna, a holy sacrifice. The story goes that Brahma wanted to
perform the yagna at the most auspicious time but his consort
Savitri whose presence at the yagna was vital for its performance
kept him waiting. Irritated by this Brahma married Gayatri, a
milkmaid and installed her instead. Savitri on seeing someone else
in her place was infuriated and cursed Brahma that he would be
forgotten by people on earth and never worshiped. She relented on
pleas from other Gods that he could only be worshiped in Pushkar,
hence there are no Brahma Temples elsewhere
Pushkar lake: It is surrounded by hills on three sides and desert on
the other side. The cave of Saint "Agasthya" was located on the
snake mountain here. There is one belief that "Kalidasa", the Indian
counterpart of Shakespeare, had this place as his locale for his
Sanskrit drama, "Shakuntalam". According to a legend, the lake was
formed when Lord Brahma wanted to perform a "yagna" here. A temple
dedicated to him can be seen here.
The pious Pushkar Lake, believed to have been created by the falling
of lotus from the hand of Lord Brahma. It is considered to be as old
as the creation. The lake is considered as one of the most sacred
spots, and believed that one dip in the waters of lake on Kartika
Poornima is equivalent to performing yagnas for several hundred
The charming lake amidst the hills has fifty-two bathing ghats,
built around lake. The water around each ghat is supposed to have
special powers. The Naga Kund is believed to give fertility, Roop
Tirth gives beauty and charm, Kapil Vyapi Kund water helps in curing
leprosy and a dip in the Mrikand Muni Kund grants the boon of
Pushkar Lake is semicircular lake around which there are 52 "Ghats".
The max depth of the lake is 10 mts. The lake is a holy place and is
known as the king of the "Trithas". The bath at Pushkar is thought
to be more important than at any other place. The holy dip in this
lake on kartika Purnima is thought to be salvation giving.The man
who BATHES in the Shukla Paksha of Karitha month and has the Darshan
of varah will not take rebirth on this earth and enjoy the bliss of
heaven. The people who have a holy dip at the lake on karitha
Purinama, gain the fruit equal to do the Jap and Tap for one hundred
years. There are many yajna spots which cannot be counted even by
Vrihshpati, the teacher of the gods.
Pushkar is a town in the state of Rajasthan in India. Pushkar
means born due to a flower. In Hindu mythology it is said that the
gods released a swan with a lotus in its beak and let it fall on
earth where Brahma would perform a grand yagna. The place where the
lotus fell was called Pushkar. It is situated 14 Km from Ajmer and
is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage sites for devout
Hindus.) It is often called "Tirth Raj" - the king of pilgrimage
sites - and has in recent years become a popular destination for
Pushkar lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. It has five principal
temples, many smaller temples and 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to
the lake to bathe in the sacred waters. One of the primary temples
is the 14th century temple dedicated to Brahma, the Hindu god of
creation. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the
world. Other temples of Brahma include those at Besakih in Bali,
Bithoor in Uttar Pradesh, India, and Prambanan in Indonesia.
The temple of Lord Brahma's first wife. It is located on the hill
behind the Brahma temple and one has to climb a long series of steps
to reach the shrine. It commands a panoramic view of the beautiful
lake and the picturesque surrounding of the villages.
Saraswati is the wife of Brahma. Literally her name means 'the
flowing one' .In the Rig Veda she represents a river deity and is
connected with fertility and purification. She is considered the
personification of all knowledge - arts, sciences, crafts and
skills. She is the goddess of the creative impulse, the source of
music, beauty and eloquence. Artists, writers and other individuals
involved in creative endeavors have for millennia come on pilgrimage
to Pushkar to request the inspiration of Brahma and Saraswati.
According to a theory,the shrine myths are often metaphorical
expressions of the particular power of a pilgrimage place, the lake,
hill and area of Pushkar have a spirit or presence that awakens and
stimulates the human capacity of creativity.
OLD RANGJI TEMPLE
Lord Rangji is incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple was built in
1823 by Seth Puranmal Ganeriwal of Hyderabad. This temple is unique
due to confluence of South Indian style (Dravid) & Rajput style of
The gracious temple is very conspicuous, due to its south Indian
style of architecture. It has a high rising Gopuram typical of
Pushkar has more than 400 temples, the other important temples are
Balaji Ka Mandir and Man Mandir.
The Warah temple houses an image of Lord Vishnu in the incarnation
of wild boar. The temples of Lord Brahma and Warah are considered
equally important. This ancient temple believed to be constructed by
Chauhan King Anaji (1123-1150), and was renovated by Gokul Chand
Parikh a Scindia minister in 1806.
My thologically a very important temple and is believed that Lord
Vishnu came on the earth in the incarnation of Warah (Wild boar) to
kill the demon Hirnayaksh and liberate the land from his atrocities.
After the Ajmer victory. Mohammad Gauri destructed the temple.
Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair.