Pushkar Brahma TempleQuick Facts
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The holy city of Pushkar is also called the city of temples. There are more than 400 hundred temples in Pushkar but the main attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. This otherwise sleepy town echoes with hectic activity during the Pushkar Camel Fair and festival.
The only temple of its type, the Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. The Brahma temple is nestled in the Pushkar valley, which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar Lake. This place is considered sacred, as it is believed that Lord Brahma, together with all the gods and goddesses performed a Yagna here. Legends also have it that the ancient lake had appeared miraculously, when a lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into the valley. The Brahma temple, built with marble, is decorated with silver coins and there is a silver turtle on the floor of the temple.
Pushkar is a famous pilgrimage center in Rajasthan. It is the only place in the whole world that has a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. Devotees flock here to seek blessings of the Universal Creator. Pushkar has many small temples and is located on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. The Lake has around 52 Ghats where pilgrims flock to take a dip in the holy waters. There are five main temples in Pushkar that were built in the recent past. The ancient temples were destroyed during plunders and wars within the princely provinces.
A major attraction of Pushkar is the Camel Fair that takes place every year. You shall find information regarding the Pushkar Camel Fair in our related sections. Hailed as the biggest camel fair in the world, Pushkar, which is an otherwise sleepy town, comes alive during the time this fair is held. Thousands of people flock this fair to buy and sell livestock and also to add some enjoyment to an otherwise harsh desert life.
Suggested Itineraries : Pushkar Fair Tour | Taj With Historical Rajasthan