The city of Pushkar, popularly known as the the' City of Brahma' is the sister city of Ajmer. The holiest city of the state of Rajasthan, Pushkar is one of the sacred attractions for Hindus. Located on the banks of the Pushkar Lake, the city is home to numerous ancient & holy temples.
According to Hindu mythology, it is stated that Brahma did Mahayagna here. In order to complete the Yagna, Brahma’s consort Saraswati was required to put an ahuti, so Brahma married a gurjar girl, Gayatri. This angered Devi Saraswati, and she cursed that Brahma would only be worshipped in Pushkar. From the past 700 years, the Chechi Gurjars had been taking care of the shrines and later some were occupied by the Kanphati Jogis.
|Delhi 408 Kms.||Agra 385 Kms.||Ajmer 15 Kms.|
|Alwar 292 Kms.||Bharatpur 331 Kms.||Jaipur 145 Kms.|
|Jaisalmer 461 Kms.||Jodhpur 187 Kms.||Mt. Abu 381 Kms|
|Ranthambhore 303 Kms.|
Air :The Sanganer Airport at Jaipur is the nearest airport to Pushkar.
Rail :The Pushkar railway station is the nearest railway station to Pushkar.
Road :The nearest bus stand to Pushkar is the Ajmer Bus stand, which is situated at a distance of 11 kms from the city.
Located on the banks of the Pushkar Lake, the Brahma Temple is one of the most famous attractions of Pushkar. Made in honor of Lord Brahma, it is the only Brahma temple in the world. The Temple was constructed in the 14th century based on a raised platform, with marble steps, a hans (the carrier of Brahma) at the gateway with a red sapphire on its crown. Every year on Kartika Purnima, during October-November, a fair is held at the temple inviting many Lord Brahma devotees.
The Savitri Temple was constructed in the year 1687, in honor of Savitri- the desolated wife of Lord Wife. Situated atop the Ratnagiri hill, the Savitri temple offers the most magical views of the surrounding villages. It is believed that it was here that the goddess rested upon her arrival Pushkar. The temple worships the both Devi Savitri and Gayatri within the complex.
The Pushkar Lake is a sacred water body located in Pushkar. Also known as ‘TirthaRaj’, it is believed that the lake was created after a petal fell off from the lotus flower used by Lord Brahma to kill a demon named Vajra Nabh. Surrounded by 300 temples and has 52 ghats, the lake is considered very pious and it is believed that a dip at the lake cures one from all skin diseases. Every year on the eve of Kartik Purnima, people take bath at the Pushkar Lake and then offer their prayers to the deity at the Brahma Temple.
The Pateshwar Temple is a famous temple constructed in the 10th century AD honoring Lord Shiva. The temple enshrines a magnificent Shivling in the main temple hall. It is one of the temples, which was destroyed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb – and was later restored to its current structure.