>> Pushkar Temples
Pushkar abounds in temples, the special attraction being, the temple
of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India, dedicated to Brahma.This
somewhat somnolent town, reverberates with hectic activity during
The Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. It
is nestled in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nagaparvat and
the Anasagar lake. This place, full of natural beauty, holds a special
place in the hearts of Indian for it is believed that Lord Brahma,
together with all the gods and goddesses, performed a Yagya here.
Legends also has it that the ancient lake Sarovar had appeared miraculously,
when a lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this
valley.Brahma Temple The most famous temple in Pushkar, this is the
only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe
according to Hindu mythology) in the entire country. You can identify
it by its red spire and by the image of a hans(the goose considered
sacred to Lord Brahma).This temple built with marble is decorated
with silver coins and there is a silver turtle on the floor of the
This is the temple dedicated to Lord Brahma's first wife. It is
located on the hill behind the Brahma temple, and one has to climb
a long series of steps to reach the destination. It gives a panoramic
view of the lake and surrounding sand dunes.
The gracious temple is very conpicuous,due to its south Indian style
of architecture. It has a high rising 'Gopuram' typical of southern
The Warah temple houses an image of lord Vishnu in the incarnation
of wild boar.The temples of Brahma and Warah are considered equally
important. This ancient temple belived to be constructed by King
Anaji Chauhan (1123-1150). Mythologically a very important temple
temple and is believed that Vishnu came on the earth in the incarnation
of Warah(wild boar) to kill the demon Hirnayaksh and liberate the
land from his atrocities.
Another important temple of the town,the 12th century temple is dedicated
to Lord Shiva.