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Pushkar Tourism

Brahma Temple, Pushkar

Pushkar is one of the frequently visited tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Characterised by a picturesque valley, Pushkar Fairmountainous regions, uncommon scenic spots, and several pilgrimage sites of importance, Pushkar is known all over. It also makes one of the revered Hindu pilgrimage sites of India and houses the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world. The flow of tourists to Pushkar increases exceptionally during the time of the camel fair. The locals here are very hospitable and they dress up with their best during this much-awaited camel fair. Their colourful veils, turbaned heads, and colourfully dyed skirts, with sounds of the ektara and the soulful tunes of the Rajasthani folk songs make the nights of the Pushkar equally pleasing.

Places to visit

Brahma Temple

Brahma Temple, the only temple where Lord Brahma is worshipped, is one of the main attractions of Pushkar. The temple holds special importance for the followers of Hinduism. The temple houses a life-size four-armed idol of Lord Brahma—the creator—in the antralaya (vestibule). The temple is also characterised by its white marble floor and stairs. The walls of the temple are studded with silver coins. The coins are put by the devotees to mark the births or deaths of the loved ones of the devotees who came here to offer prayers.

Pushkar Lake

Another major attraction of Pushkar is the picturesque lake that is of immense significance for the follower of Hinduism because of its legendary origins. According to legends, a lotus fell from the hand of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. A lake sprang up on the spot, which was subsequently dedicated to him. The entire lake is supposed to be surrounded by 500 temples, 52 palaces, and 52 ghats.

Pushkar Bazaar

Pushkar is particularly famous for the many shopping options that it offers. The local markets display souvenirs, Rajasthani costumes, jewellery, embroidered fabrics, decorative pieces and groovy accessories. The bazaar becomes a hub of activity during the annual Pushkar Fair.

Rangji Temple, Pushkar
Savitri Temple

The Savitri Temple, located on the top of the Ratnagiri Hill, is dedicated to Goddess Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma. According to legend, Brahma had performed a yagna alongside Gayatri, a young milkmaid. This enraged the Goddess who cursed her husband that he would never be worshipped anywhere except in Pushkar and that too only once a year. After cursing the Lord, Savitri left for the Ratnagiri Hill and immolated herself. The present temple was built on the very site where Savitri is believed to have committed immolation. The temple houses a beautiful statue of Goddess Savitri inside it.

Mahadeva Temple

Built in the 19th century, the Mahadeva temple is characterised by its statue of Lord Mahadeva. Built of white marble depicting Mahadeva with five faces, the temple is remarkable for the elegance of its structure and the nature of its ornaments.

Rangji Temple

The Rangji Temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the Preserver of the Hindu Trinity. Built in the style of the South Indian temples, it houses two massive structures of dwarpalas (gatekeepers) in front of the main gate. The temple has an image of Garuda, the mount of lord Vishnu.

Varaha Temple

The local Varaha Temple of Pushkar was built in the 12th century. This temple is dedicated to Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here.

Man Mahal

The Man Mahal was built by Raja Man Singh of Amber. It is presently functioning as the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation's tourist bungalow.