Rajasthan, the identify without delay conjures up the picture of a traditionally and culturally wealthy Indian state which can also be very colourful and full of life. The “Camel State” has many great points of interest with Pushkar being one in every of them.
Really, Pushkar is likely one of the 5 most revered locations of India. Different locations are: Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram, and Dwarka. Pushkar–sacred to Lord Brahma–finds point out in Ramayana and Mahabharata. It additionally finds point out in Kalidasa’s Abhigyan Shakuntalam. It was at Pushkar that Brahma killed the demon Vajra Nabha.
Situated at a distance of 14 km away from Ajmer, Pushkar is far famed for its many temples and the a lot famend Pushkar Honest. In reality, Pushkar had as many as 500 temples and 52 palaces within the past–all of which surrounded the Pushkar Lake.
The magnificent Brahma Temple is probably the most well-known temple and stands close to the Pushkar Lake. This temple is exclusive as it’s the solely temple on the planet devoted to Lord Brahma. The partitions of the Brahma Temple are embellished with the photographs of peacocks. In entrance of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple is positioned a fantastic silver turtle. Different well-known temples at Pushkar are: Savitri Temple, Warah Temple, Rangji Temple, and Apteshwar Temple.
A dip within the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake, on the day of Kartik Purnima is believed to clean away one’s sins and likewise remedy one’s pores and skin ailments (if any). No marvel, each pilgrims and common travellers alike go to Pushkar in massive numbers within the month of November, particularly throughout the 5 auspicious days that begin with Kartik Shukla Ekadshi and conclude with Kartik Purnima.
Throughout this time, the great Pushkar Honest is held at Pushkar. This 12 months (2008), it’s being held from 9 to 13 November. Riots of colours and frenzied actions happen throughout the honest that create spectacular spectacles dazzling the guests to the honest no finish.
The Pushkar Honest–the largest camel honest on the planet (in response to a conservative estimate, greater than 25,000 camels are traded yearly throughout the honest)–attracts enthusiastic guests and members from throughout Rajasthan and different elements of India, in addition to the world.
Merchants–mostly from the varied elements of Rajasthan–participate within the Pushkar Honest and promote their wares that embrace, amongst others, bead necklaces of Nagaur, Woollen Blankets of Merta, Brassware of Jodhpur and Jaipur, and textile printed at Ajmer and Jodhpur.