Pushkar Brahma Temple-Ajmer


Pushkar Brahma Temple

Pushkar Brahma temple is in the holy city of Pushkar, Rajasthan. This pushkar temple is the place of deep spirituality and thousand of devotees come here to pay homage to the many gods that reside in this temple town. Pushkar city has over 500 temples with main Pushkar Brahma temple. It is dedicated to lord Brahma and the only Brahma temples anywhere in the world. According to the Padma Purana, the story behind Pushkar temple is that Lord Brahma was in search of a suitable place to perform a yagna when the lotus he was holding fell from is hand and landed on the Earth.

Miraculously a lake sprang up at the place where the Lotus touched the earth and Brahma considering it a good omen decided to perform his yagna and named the town as flower in hindi is ‘push’ and hand is ‘kar’, therefore the land was named Pushkar. But when his wife Saraswati failed to join him, he married a local maiden Gayatri and completed the ceremony, on getting to know about this, an enraged Saraswati cursed Brahma that from this day forth he would be worshipped only in the land of Pushkar and nowhere else on Earth. The temple is contructed on the banks of the Pushkar Lake in the 14th century. Pushkar temple spreads the splendid aura arounds it. Built on a raised platform, it has marble steps, a hans (goose-the official carrier of Brahma) in the gateway with a red sapphire on its crown.

It also has beautifully carved silver turtle sits with its face towards the sanctum sanctorium. This temple has a four headed idol of Lord Brahma which is magnificent. During the Kartika Purnima (Full Moon) in the months of October- November, Pushkar Brahma temple is crowded with thousands of devotees as it is the time which marks the period during which Brahma performed his Yagna in Pushkar. Holy dip in the water of Pushkar Lake and bow their head before the Jagat Pita, Lord Brahma has its own significance in Hindu culture. This is also the time when the sleepy town of Pushkar Brahma comes alive with the joyous Pushkar festival.

Timings: In winters it is open from 6.30 am to 8.30 pm and in summers it is 6.00 am to 9.00 pm

Location of Pushkar Brahma temple

Pushkar Brahma templis located at 10 km from Ajmer city.

Ajmer is well connected with road and rail.

The nearest airport is Jaipur(131 kms). Jaipur is 391 kms from Delhi.

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