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Pushkar is near some of the oldest geological structures in India. It's a sacred place with its lake in the middle surrounded by more than 500 temples. This place has a deep spirit where you can literally feel the energy.
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THE LEGEND OF PUSHKAR
Pushkar, in Rajasthan, is named for the lotus flower. Pushkar is said to be the seat of Lord Brahma, one of the Hindu holy trinity, who is worshipped by Hindus as the creator of the universe.
Legend has it that the demon Vajra Nabha killed Brahma's children. In turn, Brahma struck Vajra Nabha with his weapon, a lotus flower. When the Vajra Nabha died from the impact, the lotus petals fell in three places. One of them was Pushkar, where the petal is believed to have given birth to a lake. Brahma is supposed to have performed a sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima, a Hindu holiday celebrating the full moon, generally in November, hallowing the place.
Although Brahma is considered to be the creator of the world, Pushkar is the only known temple in India for this important deity. Pushkar is also considered as Adi Teerth or Teertharaj, meaning an ancient holy place or the most important of holy places, respectively. The reasoning being that, as the creator, Brahma’s influence on daily life is not considered as important as that of Lord Vishnu (Preserver), Lord Shiva (Destroyer) and Lord Ganesh (Remover of Obstacles). As the creator, everything required has been provided, whereas the other deities need to be appeased regularly so that any wishes or favors can be granted or fulfilled.
The Brahma Temple dates back to the 14th century. From the outside, the temple is constructed from marble and stone with a distinct red pinnacle. Inside is the holy life-size image of Brahma, with four hands and four faces, each oriented in a different direction.
Pushkar is one of India’s oldest cities and one of the country’s five sacred pilgrimage sites for devout Hindus. Located on its shores is Pushkar Lake, considered the holiest lake in the country. The lake is surrounded by 52 different ghats for holy bathing and 400 blue temples. The town resonates with regular pujas (prayers) that produce background sounds of chanting, drums and gongs, and devotional singing.
It is an important holy bathing spot, especially during Kartik Purnima when devotees come to cleanse themselves from their sins. Pilgrims also take a ceremonial bath prior to entering the temple. Walking along the banks of the lake, one might also witness traditional pujas, a religious ritual performed by Hindus as an offering to various deities.
Most of the town sights circle around the lakefront, which can be reached on foot. Modern-day Pushkar is also haven for shoppers with its main street bazaar that sells jewelry, leather goods (shoes, boots, jackets and handbags) clothing, scarves, showpieces, toys, books, and specialty items.
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