PushkarPushkar is a town in the state of Rajasthan in India. Pushkar means born due to a flower. In Hindu mythology it is said that the gods released a swan with a lotus in its beak and let it fall on earth where Brahma would perform a grand yagna. The place where the lotus fell was called Pushkar. It is situated 14 Km from Ajmer and is one of the five sacred dhams which is pilgrimage sites for Hindus. It is often called "Teerth Raj" - the king of pilgrimage sites - and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourists.

Pushkar lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. It has five principal temples, many smaller temples and 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters. One of the primary temples is the 14th century temple dedicated to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world.Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair also. The natural environment of Pushkar and the sacred lake has become increasingly degraded in the last few decades.

There many temples here that's way the town of Pushkar is called the town of temples. Hindus came over here to have holy dip everyday and specially in the month of Kartika. The lake here is known as the most sacred lake. Not only Hindus but people from all sects come here. The place has attracted the tourists from several countries also.

Places to see in and around Pushkar

Pushkar Lake
Jagat Pita Shri Brahma temple
Varaha temple
Apteshwar Mahadev temple
Savitri temple
Temple of Rangji
Man Mahal
Brahma Temple

Pushkar houses some of the most famous Hindu temples of India.

Brahma Temple: The most important temple in Pushkar, it is probably the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe according to Hindu mythology.

Savitri Temple: This temple is dedicated to goddess Savitri, the first wife of to Lord Brahma. Located behind the Brahma Temple on a hilltop, it provides a panoramic view of the lake and beautiful sand dunes.

Rangji or Rangnath Temple: Rangji temple is known for its gracious south Indian style of architecture. The temple houses a huge image of Lord Vishnu.

Varah Temple: It has an image of lord Vishnu in the incarnation of wild boar. Like the Brahma Temple, Varah Temple also commands great respect among Hindus.

Apteshwar Temple: Another important temple in Pushkar, this 12th century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

How to reach Pushkar

By Road- Pushkar has to two bus stands. The Marwar bus stand is situated to the north of the town by the post office and has buses to some long distance places including Delhi, Jodhpur and Bikaner. The Ajmer bus stand is located east of the Pushkar town and offers bus services to Ajmer and Jaipur.

By Rail- Ajmer which is situated at a distance of 11 km from Pushkar, is the nearest railway station. Ajmer in turn is well connected with major destinations in Rajasthan.

By Air- The nearest airport from Pushkar is located in Jaipur which is 131 km away.

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