Pushkar in Ajmer, Rajasthan is a holy dham consisting of over 400 temples. The town is said to have been founded after Lord Brahma conducted a holy ceremony that culminated in the dropping of a lotus blossom. The site where the blossom fell is the region where the town came into being. Pushkar is at an altitude of 1,670 ft is a popular place of day-tripper interest. Many of the travelers stay on to visit the Brahma, Varah shrines and Pushkar Lake.
The Brilliance of the Varah Temple
Mentioned in Kalidasa's Sakuntalam; the town has always been deemed holy and sees a lot of pilgrims intent on paying their respects to various deities at Pushkar’s temples. An ancient shrine where pilgrims throng each year, the Varah Temple is committed to an avatar of Lord Vishnu known as Varah. The shrine contains a large and gorgeous icon of the Lord and is of great consequence as per Hindu mythology. The associated water body close to the temple called the Varah Ghat is also a pretty sight.
Tourism in Pushkar
One of the major attractions travelers head to is the illustrious Brahma temple that is the only one of its kind in the country. Pilgrims as well as tourists are drawn to the holy sanctum that is dedicated to Lord Brahma. The Gayatri temple is visited by people after the Brahma temple, as Gayatri was the Lord’s spouse.
Visiting Pushkar Lake is recommended as it is a scenic spot that also holds mythological significance.