The city of Pushkar is one of the oldest in India. The peaceful town of Pushkar, located northwest of Ajmer, is a popular tourist and religious destination for visitors who choose Rajasthan tour packages. So, let’s check why to visit this places and also some places t visit in Pushkar Rajasthan.
Visit in Pushkar Rajasthan Tour Package
Pushkar is surrounded on three sides by hills and rises to 510 meters. A natural boundary between Ajmer and Pushkar is formed by the ‘Nag Pahar’ or Snake Mountain. The essence of the famous Pushkar rose is transported around the world, earning it the nickname “Rose Garden of Rajasthan”. Pushkar is a remarkable city due to its unique mythical history and eternal architectural heritage.
Legend has it that Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, dropped a lotus on the ground, causing a lake to immediately form. Pushkar was born as a result of his decision to name the city after the flower. The only temple devoted to Lord Brahma in the world is located in the city of Pushkar. A pilgrimage to Pushkar is considered by Hindus to be the ultimate pilgrimage that must be performed to gain salvation. Also check out hostel in Pushkar and hostel in Varanasi.
Places to visit in Pushkar
According to legend, a lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma, giving birth to Pushkar Lake. Also, which is as old as creation itself. Man Sarovar, Bindu Sarovar, Narayan Sarovar, Pampa Sarovar and Pushkar Sarovar are the five lakes mentioned in Hindu mythology, Pushkar Sarovar being the holiest. At Kartik Poornima (during the Pushkar fair), devotees believe that swimming in the waters of the lake will remove sins and cure all skin problems. This artificial lake was formed by the construction of a dam and is nestled in the folds of the Aravalli range, bordered on all sides by desert and hills. The lake contains 52 bathing ghats (steps entering the water), and the water around each ghat is believed to have medicinal properties. As indicated by the approximately 500 temples that dot the shores of the lake, Pushkar Lake is a famous destination for pilgrimage.
Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is a Hindu place of worship devoted to Lord Brahma. The Hindu god of creation, and is located near the holy lake of Pushkar. Although the current construction dates from the 14th century, the oldest structure is over 2000 years old. Pushkar is home to around 500 temples, some of which are centuries old, but the Brahma temple is the most important. According to legend, Brahma descended to earth to perform Yajna and chose this place for his temple. The temple was renovated in the 8th century by the Hindu philosopher Adi Shankara. The current building is attributed to Maharaja Jawat Raj of Ratlam, who repaired and slightly modified it.
Lord Brahma and his second wife, Gayatri, are honored in the inner sanctum of the temple. Strokes of marble and stone make up the temple. The temple’s scarlet pinnacle (shikhara) can be seen from afar, and the hamsa (bird) motif is prominent. During the Pushkar Fair, the city holds a festival dedicated to Brahma on Kartik Poornima. Also, after bathing and cleansing in the sacred Pushkar Lake, devout travelers visit the temple. The Brahma temple has been named one of the 10 holiest places on earth. So, it is one of the five holiest pilgrimage destinations in Hinduism. Foreigner start their Rajasthan tour packages from Delhi only as they complete the Delhi sightseeing first and then move to Rajasthan and cover Jaipur, Pushkar etc.
The Pushkar Festival (also known as Pushkar Camel Fair). Pushkar Mela in Rajasthan is an annual five-day camel fair and animal fair and its held in city of Pushkar between the months of October and November. It is one of the largest animal gatherings in the world. It has become a major tourist destination in addition to buying and selling livestock. The main draw of this fair, which attracts thousands of tourists, are competitions such as the’matka phod,’ ‘longest mustache,’ and ‘bridal competition.’ The festival included an exhibition football match between the Pushkar Club local and foreign tourist team.