Pushkar is a holy township for Hindus, located 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer. The attraction of this quiet, lakeside completion so fascinated the enormous Indian poet, Kalidas,that it found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The enormous Hindu epic of Mahabharat and Ramayana create reference to this religious place regard to be Adi Tiratha. substantiation points to its having exist all through fourth century B.C. lake in the harsh surrounds of a desert is no less than a miracle.
The celebrity about the Creator God, Bramha describe the formation of this lake. When the devil Vajra Nabhakilleds Brahma's children, he in turn strike him with his weapon, a lotus blossom. Vajra Nabha die with the crash, and the petals of the lotus floor at three places. One of them is Pushkar, wherever a lake spring into being. Brahma is thought to have perform let go at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the complete moon day of the Kartik month), hallow the place. holy to Brahma, Pushkar boast of its temple devoted to him, which is no extra than one of its sort in the earth. A wet in the waters of Pushkar and respect at his holy place ensure rescue. So thousands gather to Pushkar to examine the rite on kartik Purnima, or on any of the four days previous it. The mainly famous is the BrahmaTemple, thought to be the only temple in the world devoted to this god.
Brahma Ji Temple
Brahma temple is an very imperative pilgrim centre for Hindus. It is nestle in the Pushkar vale which deception further than Nagaparvat and the Anasagar lake. This place, filled of natural prettiness, hold a unique place in the hearts of Indians for it’s understood to Lord Brahma, together with all the gods and goddesses, perform a Yagya now.
Legend also has it that the antique lakeSarovar had appear amazingly, when a lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and drop into the valley. The image of Brahmaji in Pushkar is in a seated Palthi pose.
This holy place build with marble and ornamented with silvery turtle on the base of the temple. The Rangnath holy place has been build in southern way and is simply superb. Its images are nearly true of life.
A hans(goose-the official carrier of Brahma) spans the gateway to the temple which is crowned with a red spire.
Marble stepladder direct to the temple where a silvery turtle deception marked in the floor face sanctorum.
An interesting feature is the coins studded in the flooring, placed by devotee to remember the births and deaths of their loved ones.
Brahma is exposed in a life-size appearance with four hand and four faces, facing four different directions.
The one-hour walk up to the top of hill Savitri Temple overlook the lake is best made early in the morning; the view is miraculous.
Ghats and Lakes
Many Ghats run after to the HolyLake where pilgrims are continuously swim in the holy waters. Joining people at the ghats has to be with some esteem for their culture and privacy. And for this basis, removing shoes before approaching the ghats, no smoking and restraining from photographing bathing people is well avoided. The Pilgrims here are receptive about commentary by non-Hindus. The famous waters of the Pushkar lake wash away the sins of a lifetime.
The mystic water is also assumed to cure skin infection, making Pushkar the Lourdes of the East.
Pushkar’, today almost one and the same with the Kartik Mela (Pushkar Fair,Pushkar camel Fair, Pushkar cattle fair) and the lord Brahma temple. The Kartik Fair which is annually held in Pushkar around October – November (Kartik Sudi ekadashi to poonam according to Hin du calendar) has gained international repute as cattle and cultural fair.(Pushkar Fair 2012).
The Pushkar fair is actually a combination of two fair happening at the same venue the city of Pushkar in Rajasthan. One of the fair that is take place here at same time, one of the maximum exaltation of Lord of creation, and other is largest camel fair. In the fair different unfounded of cattle Bulls, Horse, Camel, Donkey, etc. brought in this from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, etc. and good trading take place. The fair started a week before the kartik poonam and ends on the full moon night.
During the Pushkar Fair pujas are perform almost endlessly by the priest, who guide people through the rituals of taking the holy dip in lake. Looking to the increasing interest and attendance of foreign tourist in the fair, the Sate Govt. and Tourist Culture Department have started organized International Tourist Fair and large numbers of Hotels and resort have spread up in and around Pushkar town which provide every facility to the tourist.
District Administration also organized different competition and event for the foreign tourist and proper arrangement for their comfort, and security, convenience money exchange taken care by the lo cal Administration.
Khalbelia "Gypsy" Dance
From the desert region of India, Rajasthan, comes the snake charming dance of the Khalbelia 'Gypsies'. Wild and sensuous, the skilled dancers accentuate subtle, snake-like movements. As they dance, they fall into rapid spins, whirling their large black skirts adorned with ribbons of color. Dancers are accompanied by percussion and a wind instrument called the ‘poongi’, also known as the ‘snake charming flute’. In recent history the Sapera dancers were hired by great kings and maharajas as well as dancing within their community.