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Pushkar Lake, Brahma Ghat - Pushkar, Rajasthan

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Pushkar Lake, Rajashtan

Pushkar Lake is a well known all around the world for being close to the one few temples of Shri Brahma Ji. This was a place where Lord Brahma (the creator of this world) prayed with Mata Savitri.

Mostly travellers from all over India say that Pushkar is a temple or a statue, but it is a town in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. There is a holy lake in Pushkar which is similar to the River Ganga which was believed that it was formed by the tears of Lord Shiva which was shed after the death of his wife, Sati. With its holy lake and numerous Ghats and Temples, Pushkar is one of the most sacred Hindu towns in India. Legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation and this is the most famous Brahma temple.

In Pushkar, Pushp means “flower” (blue lotus flower) and Kar means “Hands”. Everybody drops flower in the lake and wishes for their luck. These two words combine to form Pushkar, which is considered sacred. A word which we use every second: GOD, GOD is an acronym for Generator, Operator and Destroyer. In all these words Operator is meant to be for protection by Lord Vishnu that is supposed to be in Bodh Gaya. Destroyer word comes from Kashi Varanasi that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are more than 1000 temples in Pushkar.

Each family member gives respects to the lake as it is considered sacred. Lord Brahma was cursed from his first wife “Saraswati”. The consort of Brahma, Saraswati, were needed to offer Ahuti for the yagna in Pushkar to protect the place from demons but she was not there that time so Gayatri, a Gurjar girl, was married to Brahma and performed yagna. This act made his first wife Saraswati, angry and she cursed Brahma saying that he would be worshiped in Pushkar only.

For Hindu pilgrims, Pushkar Lake is a holy lake which is there to converge for a holy dip in the sacred to wash away the sins of a lifetime.

Hindus visit this lake for Pind Daan as well.

See the online pilgrimage/ online tour of Pushkar Lake




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