The revered Brahma Temple in Pushkar honors the creator of the universe, Lord Brahma. This pilgrimage site originated in the 14th century and attracts hordes of pilgrims all year round. There are a very few Brahma temples in our country and this is the most prominent amongst them all. This esteemed landmark is located close to the Pushkar Lake.
According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma performed Yajna at this sacred site enclosed by hills, so that the demons cannot enter the space. However, the absence of his wife, Savitri disrupted the ceremony. As a result, Lord Indra found Gayatri, a suitable consort for Lord Brahma to complete the proceeding. At that moment Devi Savitri arrived and cursed Brahma that he wouldn't be worshipped anywhere except Pushkar. Thus, Pushkar Brahma Ji ka Mandir came into existence that worships the lord even today.
Standing on an elevated platform,Brahma Temple Pushkar is an architectural gem where grandeur is the norm. It is characterized by a bright red Shikhar and a bird motif which is linked to the Hindu mythology. The Pushkar Temple is made up of marbles and flaunts a Southern architectural style. There are a couple of steps that lead to the lavishly decorated entrance. The pillared canopies look mesmerizingly beautiful and adds to the beauty of this historic structure. The outdoor hall is called the Mandapa and the inner hall is the Garbhgriha. A statue of Lord Brahma is enshrined in the middle of the Garbhgriha and on both sides of the Lord Brahma idol there are the statues of Devi Savitri and Devi Gayatri. The interior of the temple are adorned with the countless silver coins where devotees have written their names as an offering to Lord Brahma.
It is advisable to visit Brahma Mandir Pushkar on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Poornima. It usually takes place in November and a large number of devotees gather here to pay homage to the Lord Brahma. The temple is beautifully decorated and there is a grand carnival organized in the vicinity of the temple which named as Pushkar Fair. The fiesta sheds light into the rich culture of this region. A large number of people from all over the world come here to delve into the traditional and cultural beauty of India. Wear comfortable shoes if you are planning to visit Pushkar during this time. Devotees also take a bath in the holy Pushkar Lake which is believed to wash away their past sins.
Timings: 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM (winter), 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM (summer)
Entry Fee: Nil