A pilgrimage centre with the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma, the Creator, Pushkar is the venue of an annual camel fair.
Pushkar in Rajasthan is a favored destination of North India. Hundreds of foreigners throng this place all through the year. The Pushkar fair is an important occassion when tourists flock Pushkar, however it is not only at this time of the year when tourism flourishes. Pushkar is the flavour of every season. Pushkar is a pilgrimage site and is considered one of the holiest sites in India. The semicircular Pushkar Lake is believed to be extremely holy and has 52 bathing ghats or steps along its banks. Devotees bathe in Pushkar Lake and pray at the Temple dedicated to Lord Brahma nearby. Pushkar is home to the only Brahma Temple in India.
The town of Pushkar is far from the noisy environment of the city. When he reaches the Ghats, particularly the Ghats near the Sarovar Tourist Bungalow, he gets refreshed and loses his tiredness of his journey. Pushkar is situated at the foot of the hills which add to its beauty. Five rivers, Suprabha, Kanaka, Prachi Nanda, and Saraswati flow here and make the place more beautiful and serene.
Brahma Temple Pushkar
Brahma Temple Pushkar One of the major thriving temple of Brahma, in Pushkar can be identified by it red spire and by the image of Hans (the swan considered sacred to Lord Brahma). This temple built with the marble is decorated with silver coin. Beside there is silver turtle on the floor of temple. The ..Read More
The word meaning of Pushkar is Lotus. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner) is a symbol of Indian cultural heritage, deeply associated with Hindu mythology. It is believed the town and this universe came in existence as the lord Brahma through the lotus in search of appropriate place to perform sacred Yagna..Read More
Savitri Temple Ropway
Pushkar is surrounded on three sides by hills. One of the hill is known as Ratnagiri., the highest on the southwest which houses the Goddess Savitri, the estranged wife of Brahma. The savitri hill is around 750 feet elevated by near by surrounding. Pilgrimage to savitri hill is 1.5Kms. It is strenuous and hard. It is..Read More
Rangji Temple Pushkar
This is the largest and the most imposing of the modern temples, and is situated at the entrance to the town of Pushkar. It belongs to the Shirveshnva sect of the hindus, which was founded by Shi Ramanujacharya who flourished in the 11th century of the Christian era. The Vaishnavas and the Saivas..Read More
On the land of Lord Brahma the special rituals ofShradh / Pitra Paksha are performed in remembrance of ancestor by their families. As per hindu calendar the Krishna paksha of Ashvini month is known as shradhh and, each day is dedicated as Tithi (date) of an ancestor on the tithi he/she had passed away.Read More
This is significant that the annual fair of Kartik Purnima (the full moon - night ) is held at Pushkar on the birth day of Guru Nanak dev, the founder of Sikhism in India, which enhances its prominence. This is interesting to note that Guru Nanak visited Pushkar in the year 1509 AD to have a holy dip in Pushkar..Read More