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Temples

Brahma Temple, Pushkar

Rajasthan, Ajmer

In the famed town of Pushkar, its history rooted in Hindu theology, stands the Brahmaji temple, one of the very few shrines (some consider this the only temple) celebrating the holiness of Lord Brahma. Though the current structure dates to the 14th century, the original temple is believed to be 2000 years old. The temple is said to have been built by sage Vishwamitra after Brahma himself chose the location for his temple. The renowned Hindu philosopher Adi Shankara renovated this temple. The current structure is said to have been renovated and refurbished by Maharaja Jawat Raj of Ratlam though the original temple design was retained.

Legend

Brahma came to known that a demon, Vajranash, was wrecking evil on the people here so the Lord intoned a mantra on a lotus flower and killed the demon. During this process the parts of flower fell on three places which came to be known as Jyaistha, Madhya and Kanistha Pushkar. Brahma then went ahead to perform a yagna to protect this place from evil. The consort of Brahma, Savitri, who was needed to perform the rituals was absent; hence Gayatri, ...View more

Architecture

Like the architecture of Somnath temple, the Brahma Temple also is constructed with stone slabs and blocks that were joined together with molten lead. The red shikara (spire) of the temple and symbol of a hamsa (a swan or goose) are exquisite. The shikara is over 200 Meters high. There is a silver turtle in the mandap that is displayed on the floor of the temple facing the Garbhagriha. Brahma's idol is made of marble and was deified by Adi Shan...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Temple timings -  

Winter: 6:30 AM to 1.30 PM and 3.00 PM to 8:30 PM                                           
Summer : 6:00 AM to 1.30 PM and 3.00 PM to 9:00 PM
It is customary to take a dip in the Pushkar Lake before worshipping Lord Brahma at the Temple. 
Only Sanyasis (Ascetic) are allowed to enter the Inner Sanctum and perform the Pooja.
The temple is at 1 KM walk from spots where you would find transportation.
Aarti timings are very peculiar.

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Darsan Dresscode

There is no special dress code for visiting the Brahma Temple, though modest and conservative attire is suggested.
Devotees are not supposed to take their belongings inside the sanctum.

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Culture

Pushkar is a prominent pilgrimage centre, with the Pushkar Lake holding a special place in Hindu religious stories. It is one of the oldest existing cities of India. Pushkar is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) held in November. Pushkar has around 500 temples out of which 80 are still there. Pushkar is considered as king of pilgrimages and there is a rustic charm to religion, here. The annual Camel Fair is the best representation of the Rajasthani Tradition and Culture. Livestock trading still takes place here. Alcohol, eggs and meat are banned in Pushkar.

Location and Contact

Brahma Temple Rd, Ganahera, Pushkar, Rajasthan

By air - Sanganer airport, Jaipur which is 146 km from Pushkar is the nearest airport. It connects Pushkar to the rest of India and the world.                                                              

By train -  Ajmer is the nearest railway station and is connected by train to Delhi, Jaipur and other cities in Rajasthan. Pushkar is 11 kms from Ajmer and can be reached by taxis or bus. 
By road - Pushkar is connected to the major roadways and national highways of Rajasthan and India. Regular buses ply from Pushkar to Ajmer, Jaipur, Indore, Delhi and Nagda.

Additional Info

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Temple Rituals

The priests perfrom the regular pujas and rituals to the deity. Three aartis are held at the temple - 2 hours before sunrise, 40 minutes past sunset and 5 hours after sunset.

Regular Offerings

Silver Coins, with names inscribed on them, are put on the walls inside the temple. Prasad and garlands are common offerings at the Brahma Temple.

Special Rituals

The Brahma Temple is visited by pilgrims after taking a ceremonial bath in the Pushkar lake.It is also a practice that visit to the Brahma temple is followed by worship of his consort Gayatri. Special rites are performed on all poornimas (full moon days) and amavasyas (new moon days)

Famous Festival

October/ November - Kartik Purnima, Pushkar Camel Fair

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