Brahma Temple, Pushkar

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Brahma Temple, Pushkar
  • Entry Fee : No
  • Location : Brahma Temple Rd, Ganahera, Pushkar.
  • Entry Timing : 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM during winter, 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM during summer.
  • Approx. visit duration : 1 hours.
  • Top Attractions of the monument/place : Achitecture, Sarovar.

Pushkar is a small town in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. It is a very holy site for both Sikhs and Hindus and every year hundreds of people make a pilgrimage to this place. Pushkar is said to have over 500 temples, most of which belong to the 18th century because the older ones were destroyed by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. Eventually, the temples were rebuilt and the largest and the most prominent of them all being the Brahma temple. The structure of the temple dates back to the 14th century but according to popular beliefs and legends, the temple is in fact more that 2000 years old.

The other Brahma temples are in Kullu valley, Uttrakhand, Barmer in Rajasthan, Kumbakonam Tamil Nadu, Panaji in Goa and Tirupatur in Vellore


The Brahma temple is dedicated to the God, Brahma, who is one of the Supreme Gods in Hinduism. Only a few temples are dedicated to Brahma and this one is the most important. According to the Puranas, Lord Brahma once came across a demon, Vajranabha, who was killing and torturing people. Brahma then killed the demon with his special weapon, the lotus. During the fight, some lotus petals fell and Brahma, when he came down to earth named the place Pushkar.

Eventually Brahma decided to perform a Yajna or fire sacrifice at the Jyeshta Pushkar. However, his wife, Savitri, was not able to join him in this Yajna. Irritated he asked the God Indra to provide him with a wife so he could perform the Yajna. Indra then brought before him, Gayatri the daughter of a Gujar, whom Brahma eventually married. Savitri eventually did make it to the Yajna where on seeing Gayatri became hysterical and cursed Brahma that no one would ever worship him. She later toned down the curse by allowing his worship at few places, Pushkar being the most prominent.


The temple is made entirely of marble with the red spire or Shikhara and the symbol of a swan, Brahma’s ride, at the main gate – the most distinct features. The entrance has huge steps made up of marbles which is leading to an arch gate entry inside the temple. The marble floor of the temple has been inlaid by several silver coins which have been given by the devotees as an offering. The idol has four heads, with each facing a certain direction. The four arms hold a rosary, a book, a water pot and kusha grass, representing worship, wisdom, eternal water and the sacrificing element respectively. Gayatri’s image sits on his left and Savitri’s to his right. Brahma also rides his chariot, the Swan.

The temple is visited by devotees all over especially on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. The temple remains open from 6:00am to 8:00 pm. The priests here follow the religious practice very strictly and only Sanyasis are allowed to enter the sanctorum.

Although, Pushkar is not the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world, but it is by far the most popular one. According to ancient Hindu scriptures, Pushkar temple and Pushkar Lake have been designated he status of one of the five sacred pilgrimages for Hindus. Pushkar is also famous as one of the ten most famous religious places in the world. As a result, the temple premises is always thronged by devotees as well as sages who have made the town their home.

Other Attractions Nearby

Pushkar is a popular town amongst tourists as well as religious devotees. There are many attractions nearby the Pushkar temple, which attract travellers from all walks of life. Some of the main tourist attractions around Pushkar are: -

  • Pushkar Lake : Pushkar Lake holds great religious significance in the Hindu as well as Sikh culture. On the occasion of “Kartik Purnima” thousands of devotees, throng to the Pushkar lake to take a holy dip and be absolved of their sins. There are more than 50 banks along the lake, which facilitate the devotees while taking turns to dip in the water. There are many temples present along the banks of Pushkar Lake which are very famous with the devotees visiting the town.
  • Pushkar Camel Fair : Although the Pushkar Camel Fair is designated the status of world’s largest cattle fair, it attracts plenty of tourists also. Cattle traders from all over India converge on Pushkar for this occasion and the sights are absolutely spectacular. This fair is organised during the time of “Kartik Purnima” when there are already many devotees present in the town. The atmosphere is absolutely electric and when local artisans and craftsmen showcase their talent, it is absolutely a spectacle to behold. .
  • Varaha Temple :This temple is dedicated to the “Varaha” avatar of Lord Vishnu. The original temple which was constructed in the 12th century was destroyed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb as he was upset on seeing the huge statute of Lord Varaha. Later on, Raja Sawai Man Singh II of Rajasthan rebuilt the temple and restored its original glory in the 18th century.


Pushkar is very famous amongst local as wellas international travellers. Therefore, plenty of accommodation options are available in the town. Ajmer, which is a big city, is located in close proximity to Pushkar has many premium as well as budget accommodation options available. During the time of Pushkar Fair, the prices of rooms go up considerably as thousands of travellers throng the city.

How to reach

Pushkar is around 14 kms away from the city of Ajmer and is thus well connected with various modes of transport.

  • Airport : Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport from Pushkar. It is approximately 145 kms from Pushkar.
  • Train : Ajmer is the nearest railway station which is well connected to the rest of the country. It is only 10 kms away from Pushkar.
  • Road : Pushkar is well connected through roadways to all major cities in India. There are regular bus services also available from all major cities.

One of the most popular tourist places in India, Pushkar offers an amazing experience to all travellers and is a must visit.

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