Pushkar – A beautiful Pilgrim of Rajasthan


This article describes about Pushkar which is a pilgrimage Sanctum in Rajasthan. Read this article know more about the sanctum and other facts.

The temples dedicated to Lord Brahma is a very rare scene and we don't normally see Brahma Temples. One such temple dedicated to Lord Brahma is in Puskhar at Rajasthan.
Puskhar is well known for the Brahma Temple and anybody who visits Rajasthan will definitely pay a visit to Brahma Temple. The walls of the temple are wrapped with silver coins. The silver turtle on the floor is a pleasant thing to watch which is in the temple campus and adds to the attraction of the temple.

In the month of Karthik every year, there are thousands of Hindu devotees from all over India who come to Puskhar, the beautiful temple town in Rajasthan. In fact Pushkar is a typical pilgrim centre where tourists and pilgrims meet together all the year round. But the annual pilgrimage for the holy dip in the waters of the most sacred Pushkar Lake is considered specially auspicious.

Puskhar Lake lies in the midst of hills of the Aravalli mountain range known as Nag Pahad, west of Ajmer in Rajasthan. It is now a well known centre specially auspicious and sacred for the workship of Brahma because of its link with mythology.

The orginal temple of Brahma at Pushkar is believed to be very old belonging to times long past according to inscriptions the existing Brahma temple near the lake was built by Gokul Chand Parekh in 1809 AD. It is the only one of its kin din India. In recent times some South Indian devotees constructed a temple dedicated to Balaji popularly known as Rangji in typical Dravidian architectural style.

The famous cattle fair is the major attraction at Puskhar coinciding with the Karthik season every year. The camel race on the sand dunes is another attraction. Pushkar is 11 kilometers from Ajmer by road, which passes through impressive hilly terrain. Ajmer is 444 kilometers by rail from Delhi.


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