The abode of Lord Brahma

Pushkar-the holy city is situated at 14 km North West from Ajmer. It is often called "Tirth Raj" - the king of pilgrimage sites - and has in recent years become a popular destination for tourists.

Pushkar-the holy city is situated at 14 km North West from Ajmer. It is often called "Tirth Raj" - the king of pilgrimage sites - and has in recent years become a popular destination for tourists.There is a sense of enchantment in Pushkar, in the strange chants of Hindu Brahmins (priests) in bright saffron sheets, in its 600 year old temples, and in the faith of pilgrims praying on the shores of the Pushkar Lake. When you cross into that atmosphere, witnessing the celebration of faith and into the lives of Hindu traditions in its purest form, you will find yourself into the exalted world of Pushkar. Although just a small town in the state of Rajasthan, Pushkar commands enormous respect because it is one of the 5 sacred pilgrimage sites of the Hindus. The town is located on the shores of the Pushkar Lake and has 5 important temples, one of which was built in the 14th century. This is one of the few temples in the world dedicated to the Hindu God Brahma. Pushkar is also famed for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair which is not less than an extravaganza in its own right. The Epics Ramayana and Mahabharata mentions Pushkar and there are many stories and legends related to this place. A host of temples adorn Pushkar, some of which are the Jagat Pita Shri Brahma temple, Varaha temple, Apteshwar Mahadev temple and the Savitri temple.

Attractions in Pushkar, around and from Pushkar

  • Brahma Temple A beautiful carved silver turtle sits on the floor facing the sanctorum or Garbha Griha. This is the only existing temple dedicated to lord Brahma.