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Pushkar Temple

In the state of Rajasthan, Pushkar temple is located 11 km northwest of Ajmer. It is one of the most important pilgrimages in the country. The Pushkar city is also known as the temple city. There are more than 400 temples present in Pushkar city but important attraction is the Lord Brahma temple and it is the only temple in India devoted to Lord Brahma. Pushkar is a prosperous temple city, full of religious faiths and myths.

Pushkar Temple

It was constructed in 14th century and stands on top plinth with marble steps leading up to the Pushkar. Pushkar is well connected by air, road and rail. At Jaipur is a nearest airport and railhead. Ajmer has regular bus services mainly up to the town in Rajasthan.

Brahma Temple

In Pushkar, the Brahma Temple is the only one in the city devoted to the creator of worldwide. Thousand of followers come on this temple each year to pray by Lord Brahma.

The Brahma temple pushkar is situated near the banks of the Pushkar Lake. The Lord Brahma temple is, build of marble in southern style. On the floor wonderfully carved silver turtle sits facing the garbha-griha or sanctum-sanctorum. Around the sliver turtle the Marble hundreds embedded floor for silver coins. Sliver coins engraved by donors' names are also inset in the walls of temple. Peacocks decorate the temple walls as they are believed to be the vehicle of Lord Brahma's consort Goddess Saraswati.

Brahma Temple at Pushkar Lord Brahma once decided to perform a yagna and for this he required a place on earth. Lord Brahma was searched of a place as the lotus flower in his hand fell off and landed in Pushkar and announced Pushkar when the venue for the Yagna. Pushp means flower and kar means hand. In that time Savitri was not present and Brahma married the local women means Gayatri who completed the formalities of Yagna with Lord Brahma.

The Lord Brahma four headed image is in a cross legged position by Savitri on right and left side on Gayatri. A small image of milkmaid Gayatri flanks the four-faced image of Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma is also called Chaumurti. The shelter has sliver doors in a carved marble entryway. In the corner steps lead to a small give devoted to Lord Shiva.

The Lord Brahma temple Pushkar is especially important during the Kartika Purnima in the October to November months. Lord Brahma is also called Jagat Pita. Pushkar comes lively by enjoys Pushkar festival.

Other Temple of Pushkar

Old Rangji Temple

Lord Rangji is personification of Lord Vishnu. It is very gracious. In 1823, Rangji seth built temple Puranmal Ganeriwal of Hyderabad. This temple is a unique of South Indian style of architecture.

Savitri Temple

The Pushkar Savitri temple is devoted to the Goddess Savitri, first wife of Lord Brahma's. Savitri temple is located on the top hill behind the Brahma temple. One has to climb a long series to reach the temple. A Savitri temple commands a panoramic view of the beautiful Pushkar Lake and nearby sand dunes.

Apteshwar Temple

The Apteshwar temple is another main temple of Pushkar City. In 12th century, the Apteshwar temple pushkar was built and is devoted to Lord Shiva.

Mahadeva Temple

Pushkar Temple In 19th century, Mahadeva temple was built. Mahadeva temple is devoted to Lord Mahadeva. The temple houses a white marble image of Lord Mahadeva by five faces. Mahadeva temple structure embellished with sculptures and carvings also worth a mention.

Varah Temple Pushkar

The Varah temple is another popular temple of the Pushkar. The Varah temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu in the incarnation of Varah (wild boar) and was developed by the King Anaji Chauhan. Both the Brahma temple and Varah temple is equal important. Lord Vishnu came on the earth in the incarnation of varah and killed the demon Hirnayash and liberates the world as of his atrocities.

Gayatri Temple

Gayatri was second wife of Lord Brahma and her temple on other side of Pushkar. Both the Gayatri and Savitri temples are closed. So to say during lunch hours and the best time to go is either before in the evening.

Ramavaikunth Temple

In 1920's, Ramavaikunth temple was built and one of Pushkar's the biggest and mainly intricate temple. It has beautifully shaped images and no less than 361 various deities.