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History of Pushkar

This picturesque Pilgrim centre nestling amidst the rugged Aravali hills is considered to be one of the most sacred pilgrimage for Hindu and is referred as’ Tirth Raj’ or the ‘king of pilgrim centre’. it is believed that a Pilgrimage to the sacred ‘Char Dhams is in complete without a holy dip in the sacred waters of Pushkar. According to ‘Padam Puran’  Lord Burma was in search of a suitable place for a vedic yagna .While contemplating, a lotus Petal fell down from his hand and the water spurted from three places, one of them was Pushkar and Brahma decided to Perform his yagna over here.The sleepy town comes to life during the annual Puskar fair held on Kartik Purnima. it has emerged as a major tourist attraction of the region, as tourists from all parts of the world gather here for this colorful fair.

Culture of Pushkar

The city of Pushkar is home to a composite culture and traditions. As a result the city of Pushkar has turned into an amalgam of diverse cultures and traditions. By both Hindu and Muslim,
The state of Rajasthan is known as the land rich of culture and traditions. Pushkar happens to be the cultural center of Rajasthan which is known for its colorful fairs and festivals. Culture of Pushkar is mainly reflected in its arts, crafts, dance, music, etc. The people Pushkar and Rajasthan state as a whole are most hospitable and are known for their traditional colorful attires. They are also known for their beautiful folk dance and songs which they mostly perform on the occasion of several festivals and culture events.
Fairs and festivals celebrated in Pushkar are integral parts of its culture and traditions. The city of Pushkar like other parts of Rajasthan state celebrates several festivals with great religious fervor.

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Pushkar is the pilgrimage place famous for temples and Mahal.

Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Mandir: There are over 400 sacred shrines in and around Pushkar, but the important is the temple of Lord Brahma , which is only one of its kind in the country.The 14 century shrine set on a high plinth enshrines a four faced images of Lord Brahma, known as ‘Chaumurti’ . Nearby is a small image of milkmaid Gayatri. Steps in the corner lead to as mall cave dedicated to lord Shiva. The temples walls are also adorned with graceful peacocks, the celestial vehicle of Goddess Saraswati ,the Goddess of wisdom and consort of Lord Brahma.

Warah Temple:This second most important shrine of pushkar is dedicated to lord Vishnu in the form of warah, the wild boar. it is said to be built by Chauhan king Anaji, but was destroyed by Muhammad Ghauri after his victory over Ajmer . in 1806 Gokul Chand Parikh, renovated the shrine.

Pushkar Temple: The sacred reservoir is said tobe created by the falling of lotus Petal from the hand of lord Brahma.The lake is considered to be as old as the creation and in one of the scared ‘Panch Sarovar’ or five lakes , the other four are man sarovar , Bindu Sarova r,Narayan sarovar and pampa sarovar there are 52 bathing ghats around the lake devotees believe that a dip in the waters of the lake washes away the sins , especially during Kartik Poornima.

Man Mahal : It was built by Raja  Man singh 1st of amber, as a Royal guest house.The guest  house has been converte into a hotel and Provides a fine view of the ghats.

Pushkar Palace: The 400 year old palace of Maharaja of Kishangarh has also been converted into a hotel.

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How to reach Pushkar

Pushkar is well connected by Train,Bus and By Air
By Railhead: Ajmer is the nearest railway station to Pushkar. Ajmer is about 11 km away from Pushkar.
By Road: Ajmer main bus stand is nearly 11 km away. Many public transport buses pass through Pushkar.
By Air: Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur is nearly 130 km from the heart of the city Pushkar.

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