PLACES TO SEE AT PUSHKAR
There are various places to see in Pushkar chief being the Brahma Temple, which is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, all over India. Constructed in marble, the Brahma Temple is decorated with silver coins and a silver turtleon the floor of the temple. The temple enshrines a life size, four headed idol of Lord Brahma. Another must see place in the town is the Pushkar lake, which is considered to be one of the most holy sites for Hindus. According to legend, the lake was created by the lotus petals that fell from the hands of Lord Brahma. The beautiful Pushkar Lake is semi-circular in shape and is surrounded by 52 lovely ghats. The belief is that on the occasion of Kartik Poornima, a dip in the PushkarLake brings salvation to devotees.
Savitri Temple is another must visit place, to see in Pushkar. The temple is dedicated to Savitri, who was one of Lord Brahma’s wives. Situated on a hilltop just behind the Brahma Temple, it offers a panoramic sight of the picturesque Pushkar Lake and exotic sand duneswhich are close by. Another place to see in Pushkar is the Rangji or Rangnath Temple, which is famous for its magnificent south Indian style of architecture. Inside the temple, there is a large image of Lord Vishnu. One of the most holy temples in Pushkar that must be visited by tourists is the Varah Temple,which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Another important temple in Pushkar is the Apteshwar Temple, which dates back to the 12th century and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
In case, visit to Pushkar is made in the month of Kartik, which falls in the month of October or November, then visit must surely be made to the famous Pushkar Fair. During the fair, tourists get the opportunity to interact with the local women folk, who sell exquisite Rajasthani embroidered cloth, ornaments, jewelry, and pots. Folk dances, songs, and dramas are also organized for the entertainment of the tourists. The fair is also popular for trading of cattle. The rich and deep culture and tradition of Rajasthan is vividly displayed,during the Pushkar Fair.