Sunday, May 10, 2009

Brahma's Temple - Pushkar

Pushkar is situated in the heart of Rajasthan and has over 400 temples in and around the area. One important temple amongst all of them is the temple dedicated to God Brahma, the creator of the universe and also the one of the Hindu gods Trinity.
according to the Hindu Mythology, wherever you visit if your visit does not culminate in the Pushkar your visit to the other temples will not be rewarded, that is the salvation will not be achieved.
Pushkar Fair commences in Nawami (Ninth Moon) and ends in Purnima (Full Moon) in the month of Kartika, which can be in October or November depending on the Moon calendar as per the Hindu mythology and calender.
This Brahma Temple in Pushkar was built in the 14th century and the idol stands on a high platform. Marble steps leads to the sanctum sanctorum and a turtle lies embossed there facing the the God's idol. There are coins fixed on the floor to commemorate the births and deaths of their loved ones. There are images of Peacock and consort Saraswathi carved on the walls of the temple.
God is shown with four hand and four faces, facing four different directions as if he is looking everywhere at the same time.
Pushkar is a distance of 11 kilometers from Ajmer and is the nearest railway station to go to Pushkar. Ajmer is well connected with all the main cities and places in and around Rajasthan.
The nearest Airport is 131 kms far and is at Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan. There are two bus stands one is marwar bus stand and the other Ajmer bus stand Marwar bus stand is the connection point for all long distance buses and Ajmer bus stand, which is located east of Pushkar town , for the local trips like Ajmer and Jaipur.

The Pushkar Bagh
Hotel Pushkar Palace
Hotel Sarovar, Pushkar

There are other places to stay other than these hotels, like RTDC Tourist Village , Royal Desert Camp where you can get tented accommodation with all amenities.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing such a useful post. The temple is built in beautiful white marble, with steps leading to the main shrine. The central shikhara is a bright red with the figure of the 'hansa' (swan, which is Brahma's vehicle) over it. Pujas here are strictly performed by sanyasi pujaris. Check out more fact about Brahma Temple Pushkar.