Only Brahma temple in the world is in Pushkar, and it is a town in the Ajmer District in the state of Rajasthan, it is one of the oldest towns in India and it is 10km from Ajmer and 150km from Jaipur. Its nickname is Tirthraj Pushkar. It is bordering the Thar Desert, in the northeastern of Rajasthan so it’s the weather is cool in the night and hot in the daytime.
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The city has all the Rajasthani culture, charm and beauty yet, it’s also very unique. The tourist places in Pushkar offer you peace and joy, because of which the huge number of travelers that end up here. Brahma Temple , Pushkar is a favorite destination for the devotees too.
It’s set on the shore of Pushkar Lake, and it is a sacred Hindu site. It has a great number of temples and 50 bathing ghats (stone staircase leading to the lake) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temple, including 14th century God of creation Lord Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, it is believed that there is only Brahma temple in the world.
The meaning of Pushkar in Sanskrit is the “Blue Lotus” flower. The lake has turned Pushkar into a pilgrimage. If you are planning a holiday in Rajasthan, then Pushkar must be included in your itinerary.
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The city is surrounded by small hills from three sides. This city is famous for its festivals. They offer colors and music as you might never have experienced before. With its lakes, temples, and natural beauty, Pushkar will most definitely satisfy your senses. The hopping experience is another thing that you can enjoy in this city.
The main street of Pushkar is also its market area and you can spend an entire day walking down the street looking for things that you want to buy. The evening puja ceremonies are enchanting. The music and the chants will captivate your mind and purify your soul.
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The Pushkar Fair also called the Pushkar Camel Fair or locally as Pushkar ka Mela or Kartik Mela because it happens in Kartik month as per Hindu Calendar. The peak celebrations occur the last 5 days from the Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Purnima, which typically starts with late October and ends in early November.
Pushkar is famous for its annual Camel fair, related to the trading of cattle, camel, and horses. This fair is the busiest time for villagers, and this is the largest cattle fair in the country. Animals from distant places brought here to be traded and sold. All the camels washed and adorned. Some horses, cows, and camels are colorfully decorated. Pushkar fair attracts domestic as well as an international tourist in huge numbers because of its Rajasthani Culture.
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In addition to the animal trading, Pushkar also has the festival of folk, dances and music, various traditional sports, the “Matka phod”, “longest mustache”, “bridal competition”, magic show, horses and camels races.
The prime attraction of Pushkar is Pushkar Lake, which is considered sacred lake like the Mansarovar Lake near Brahma Temple-Pushkar
As per Hindu mythology, this lake was created when a lotus dropped from the hand of Lord Brahma and a lake emerged in that place so Pilgrimage bathes in this holy lake. And a dip in the sacred lake is believed to cleanse sins and cure skin diseases.
There are a few things that you need to keep in mind when traveling across tourist places in Pushkar. A large number of wild monkeys live in this city, especially around the temples. So keep your food hidden and don’t engage with them. Another thing to keep in mind is that you need an expert guide to enjoy the city and know about its history. The best way to find the right guide is to ask your hotel staff to find you one. That way you will be safe from any fraud.
How to Reach Pushkar
We can reach Pushkar by Road and Air. The nearest airport from Pushkar is Kishangarh Airport in Kishangarh about 45km far. Pushkar is about 10Km far from Ajmer and connected via Pushkar Road. Ajmer has a major railway station connected with the rest of Inda. Pushkar is 150km far from Jaipur and it is well connected with the major cities of India.
Have a safe and joyful journey
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