PUSHKAR

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area   22 Sq km.
Altitude   510 Meters
Climate Max Min
Summer 43.7°c 37.7°c
winter 23.3°c 15.5°c
Rainfall   cm
Clothing Summer Winter
Light tropical Woollen
Best season   July – March
Languages   English, Hindi, Rajasthani

PushkarThe pleasant township and the holy lake of Pushkar lie 11 km from Ajmer. Pushkar is isolated from Ajmer by the Nag Pahar (Snake Mountain). This wonderful lake encompassed by bathing Ghats has its religious noteworthiness established in myth. As per the Padam Puran, Lord Brahma – Lord of creation, was looking for a suitable spot for a Vedic yagna (Sacrifice). While pondering, a lotus tumbled from his hand on the earth and water grew from three spots. One of them was Pushkar, and Brahma chose to perform his yagna here.

An energetic and monstrous fair is held here consistently on Kartik purnima. Around 1,00,000 travelers, devotees and ascetics from far and close assemble here to take a dunk in the heavenly lake.

The fair is also the greatest camel market. Other than camels, horses and bullocks are also sold and purchased here. The local people in their vivid clothing types and colorful attire enhance the cheerfulness of the fair. Pushkar possesses large amounts of temples; it furthermore has the temple of Lord Brahma. This is the only temple devoted to Brahma.

To some degree, it resonates this sleepy town  with hectic activity amid the celebrations. To adapt to the huge scale participation, extensive arrangements are made; immaculately and efficiently. An aura of gaiety and excitement marks the fair. Joyously costumed fans rubbing shoulders in the human sea, hunting around for shopping deals, occupied with conferences for striking deals in the camel market, appreciating unending mouth-watering delicacies, enjoying the local folk art, enhance the color of the festivities. A long record of culture in Rajasthan yearns for you at the fair. A large group of social projects is organized to captivate the crowd; these exhibitions go a long way in acquainting the members with the Rajasthani lifestyle, and all the while makes a zesty and fresh environment.

The greatest draws of the occasion are the dairy cattle auction, bartering of animals and the camel race. It is stunning to witness several sports, involving camel – a companion of desert folk of Rajasthan. Puppet shows are equally charming and enjoying.

TOURIST PLACES

SAVITRI TEMPLE

PushkarThe temple is devoted to Savitri, the first wife of Lord Brahma and situated on the highest point of the Ratnagiri Hill. As indicated by the legends when Lord Brahma performed a Yagna (heavenly fire committed to divine beings) alongside Gayatri, a neighborhood milkmaid, incensed Savitri reviled her spouse that he could never be prayed anyplace aside from Pushkar and that too just once a year. Savitri left for the Ratnagiri Hill in the wake of reviling her spouse and immolated herself there. There is a delightful statue of Goddess Savitri inside the sanctuary.

PUSHKAR LAKE

A standout amongst the holiest locales for Hindus, Pushkar Lake, is the most popular vacation spot in the sacred town of Pushkar. It’s a beautiful semi-circular lake with 52 exquisite Ghats encompassing it.

As stated by convictions, a plunge in the Pushkar Lake on the propitious event of Kartik Purnima conveys salvation to devotees.

VARAH TEMPLE

A standout amongst the most consecrated temples in Pushkar, Varah Temple, is committed to Lord Vishnu. It has a picture of Vishnu in the incarnation of wild boar. As per the legend, Lord Vishnu visited the earth in the incarnation of a Varah (Wild boar) to kill a monstrous evil demon Hirnayaksh.

BRAHMA TEMPLE

The Brahma temple is a vital pilgrim center for the Hindus. It is settled in the Pushkar valley which lies past Nagaparvat and the Anasagar Lake. This spot, loaded with natural beauty, holds an extraordinary spot in the hearts of Indians for it is trusted that Lord Brahma, together with every one of the Gods and Goddesses, performed a Yagya here. Legend has it that the ancient lake Sarovar had emerged magically when a lotus tumbled from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. The picture of Brahmaji in Pushkar is in a seated Palthi position. This temple built with marble is brightened with the silver turtle on the floor of the temple.

The Rangnath temple has been built southern style and is simply glorious. Its pictures depict the ultimate truth of life.

This temple has a picture of Lord Vishnu, life-size dwarpals (porters) and Garuda columns demonstrating the legendary bird styled in gold. Pushkar has around four hundred temples.

There is a temple committed to Mahalaskmi, who is the Goddess of wealth and the Godamba Temple. Worth special notice are the sanctuaries of Vishnu, Atmeshvara, Gayatri, Savitri and the old Ranagnath Tourism Development Corporation additionally gives facilities to the travelers, tourists and devotees particularly during the Pushkar fair, when a tented town is put up.

HOW TO GET THERE

By Air – Jaipur 146 km is the nearest airport.

By Rail – Ajmer 11 km is the convenient railhead.

By Road – Pushkar is connected by road with the major cities of India. Some important distances are

DISTANCE
Delhi
Jaipur
Ajmer
Jodhpur
Udaipur
PUSHKAR
408 km
146 km
16 km
221 km
290 Km