Temple city of Rajasthan, Pushkar the most amazing and unique city has all the things in it which welcomes travellers from all over the world. Perfect place for spirituality, Pushkar is boasted with more than 500 temples along with the major Brahma Temple. People in their tour package of rajasthan, travel to Pushkar and enjoy its divine beauty.
Famous of Brahma Temple, the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma, Pushkar is a perfect place that makes your temple tour in India a memorable one. So lets’ proceed further and discuss about this temple in detail.
- Legend of Brahma Temple
- Modern History of Brahma Temple in Pushkar
- Architecture of Brahma Temple
- Best Time To Visit Pushkar – Brahma Temple
- How To Reach Brahma Temple in Pushkar
- Timings of Brahma Temple
1. Legend of Brahma Temple
The legends of Pushkar are quite interesting. According to the Hindu vedas, Brahma the creator of world tried to kill a demon named Vajranabh with his lotus. In this process the lotus petals of Brahma fell on earth on at three places which result in creating three lakes, Jyestha (major) Madhya (middle) and Kanishth (small) lake. As these lakes were carved out of lotus leaf thus the place is named Pushpa (flower) and eventually to Pushkar.
After killing demon, Brahma wished to perform yajna to cleanse from this killing act so he decided to perform this yajna near main Pushkar Lake. During the time yajna, his consort Goddess Sarasvati wasn’t present there so to complete this ritual Brahma married Gayatri, a gurjar girl and completed the yajna. On arrival when Goddess Saraswati came to know about Gayatri, she got furious and cursed Brahma to not to be worshipped anywhere, but later reduced the curse by permitting Brahma’s worship in Pushkar only. According to the legends the temple is more than 2000 years old.
2. Modern History of Brahma Temple in Pushkar
Filled with more than 500 temples, Pushkar history is as exciting as ever. Many temples of Pushkar including the famous Brahma Temple were destroyed by the Muslim rulers during Mughal era. Though all these temples subsequently re-built so the Brahma Temple. The structure of present day Brahma Temple dates back to 14th century while the original temple was believed to be built 2000 year back. Gone through many renovations, Brahma Temple was majorly re-built during 8th century by Hindu philosopher Adi Shankara and later in the time of Maharaja Jawat Raj.
3. Architecture of Brahma Temple
The beautiful architecture of the temple is an amazing example of Rajasthani architectural style. The temple is an important part of rajasthan tourism. Settled on the high plinth the temple is having many stairs to reach here. These stairs will lead you to the entrance gate archway that is decorated with pillared canopies.
The pillared gate lead to outdoor hall (Mandapa) and then to the Sanctum Sanctorum (Garbhgriha) compacting with the idol of Lord Brahma. The distinct feature about this temple architecture is the spire, the symbol of swan or goose and the mount of Brahma. The idol of Brahma is fitted with four faces and four hand, holding, a lotus, Kush grass, kamandal and books in each hand. This Brahma idol was defied in garbhagriha in 718 AD by Adi Shankara.
4. Best Time To Visit Pushkar – Brahma Temple
Pushkar due to the presence of various temples is visited by numerous travellers round the year. It is the time of Pushkar Fair also during which the place is filled with devotees, sages and travellers. So there is not any particular time to travel to this city. Yet if you are wondering about the best time to visit Pushkar, Brahma Temple then we suggests you to visit during the months of October and March. The weather remains calm and pleasing during this time. Visiting Brahma Temple during this period will surely enhance your experience of Temple tours of India.
5. How To Reach Brahma Temple in Pushkar
Pushkar is located near Ajmer city which make a perfect tourist combo for all travellers. Nicely connected with Ajmer, Jaipur and other prominent cites of the state, Pushkar can be reached by road and rail. The nearest airport is the Jaipur airport for Pushkar.
6. Timings of Brahma Temple
Winter Timing – 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Summer Timing – 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
The temple remains close in afternoon time between 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm