Welcome to Pushkar
Pushkar- A Renowned Hindu Pilgrimage Centre
Rajasthan is popular for its rich culture and mystic cities. Pushkar is one such town located in the Ajmer district. It is situated 150 kilometres south-east of Jaipur. The town is extremely popular for its 400 blue-white temples and ghats and thus is frequented by the Hindus and the Sikhs. Several temples were rebuilt after the Muslim invasions and destruction.
It is 10 km from Ajmer separated by a small hill, Nag Pahar. The city is actually located on the shore of Lake Pushkar which has several Ghats and is hence is pilgrim sight. The town also holds a special significance for the Sikhs. There are Gurudwaras built for Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Nanak. One of the Ghats is named after Guru Gobind Singh as Gobind Ghats. The city has great historical significance. People will find the mention of Pushkar in epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the Puranas. Even in the Islamic texts, the mention of the town exists as it was invaded by the Muslim rulers then. After the collapse of the Mughal Empire, the town was rebuilt by the Rathors of Marwar. Thus, began the restructuring of the town and the temples were rebuilt.
It is one of the most important temples in the town and is located close to the Pushkar Lake. It dates back to the 14th century and it was partly rebuilt post the Muslim invasions. It is a beautiful temple and built with marble and stone slabs. On Kartik Purnima, an event is organized within its premises which are visited by several devotees.
Savitri Mata Temple
It is located in the Kharekhari Road. It has a location in the hilltop and thus the breath-taking view of the valley is awe-inspiring.
The temples feature stone statues and carvings which speaks volumes about Hindu Architectural excellence. It is located in Main Market in Pushkar.
It is a sacred lake of the Hindus and the Ghats in this lake are very popular. People bathe in the lake. It is also referred to as the Tirtha Raj in the Hindu scriptures. In fact, there are 52 bathing Ghats in the Pushkar Ghats.
Pushkar Camel Fair
Pushkar is specifically famous for its Camel Fair. It features the trading of horses, cattle, and camels. As per the Hindu calendar, it is held on Kartik Purnima. The footfall in this fair is very high and can be as high as 2, 00,000 tourists. It is held in the month of autumn which either falls in the month of October or November. It is the time of the years when the villagers indulge in merry-making.
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