Pushkar is considered to be a sacred town for the Hindus. Situated about 11 km northwest of Ajmer, this town has its name even in the Epics and also in Kalidasa's Sakuntalam. Being a pilgrimage for the Hindus the majorPushkar tourist attractions are the Pushkar Lake and the 400 temples that are scattered around the town.
The most famous temple of Pushkar is the Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Mandir. It is the one and only temple in India that is dedicated to Lord Brahma. On the other hand it is said that a dip in the Pushkar Lake on the full moon in the month of Kartik can take away all your sins. There are 52 ghats on the Pushkar Lake and all of them are supposed to be bestowed with healing powers. Pushkar tourist attractions therefore centers mainly on the religious activities of India.
Bharma Temple:Brahma Temple is one of the main sites of Pushkar Pilgrimage. The
legends associated with the temple of Lord Brahma, its uniqueness, its
significance as a holy place, add to the beautiful settings of the temple. It
is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in India.
Camel Safari:Camel Safari in Pushkar is one of the major attaration of the Pushkar,
Pushkar Lake:Pushkar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan and features on the itinerary of each and every visitor. Legend has it that the creation of the lake was the result of a lotus falling off from Lord Brahma's hand who was desperately seeking a place to carry out a religious ceremony and a fire sacrifice popularly known as a Yagna. Water immediately gushed forth from the spot and in this way lake came into being.
OTHER HISTORIC TEMPLES IN PUSHKAR:
Savitri Temple, located at Pushkar, enshrines the deity Savitri. Goddess Savitri is wife of Lord Brahma. The temple of Goddess Savitri in Pushkar is built on the top of a hill. A flight of stairs brings one to the door-steps of the temple. From this point, the tourists get to see the beautiful scenery of the surrounding lake and the landscape. The sand dunes that are found around the temple also attract the attention of the tourists.
Varah Temple: Varah Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples that form a significant part of Pushkar Pilgrimage. The temple is dedicated to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Varah. Lord Vishnu is the preserver according to the Hindu mythology. The pilgrims flocking to Pushkar hold the Varah Temple in reverence. The idol of Lord Vishnu in the Varah incarnation inside the temple commands respect from all. The Varah Ghat, on Pushkar Lake, near the temple is also quite popular among the pilgrims.
Mahadev Temple: Mahadeva Temple in Pushkar is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. The god is one of the Hindu Trinity that represents Creation, Sustenance and Destruction. According to the Hindu Puranas, Lord Mahadeva is the god of destruction.
Saraswati Temple: Saraswati temple is another important tourist attraction out of 400 odd temples in Pushkar. Saraswati is another wife of Lord Brahma. Literally 'Saraswati' means the flowing one. There are abundant references of Saraswati in the ancient Hindu scriptures and mythology.