Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is the only temple in India that dedicated to the Hindu creator-god Brahma. The temple is said to be more than 2000 years old and is made of marble and stones. You will see the images of Lord Brahma in temple’s sanctum sanctorum and Lord Brahma is in the crossed leg position. Goddess Saraswati sits to the right of Brahma, and Goddess Gayatri to the left. A silver turtle is embossed on the floor in front of the sanctorum and the inner walls of the temple are studded with silver coins. The Temple is also known for its amazing architectural designs and is listed in the ten most religious places of the world and the five most religious places for the Hindus in India.
The Temple is located at the banks of Pushkar Lake and devout pilgrims visit the temple after bathing and cleansing themselves in the sacred Pushkar Lake. The Temple is of major attraction as it is the only place in world, where Lord Brahma is worshipped.
- Pushkar is well connected by roads and the nearest railway station is 12 kms away in Ajmer city. If you wish to take flight, then you have to land at Sanganer Airport at Jaipur at the distance of 146 km. From there, you can take buses and private taxis. Ajmer and Pushkar can be easily reached from any major Indian city.
- The official timings of the temple are 5:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Sandhyaarati after sunset,Ratri Shayanarati about 5 hours after sunset and Mangalaarati which is held in the morning 2 hours before sunrise.
- There is no need to register yourself to take an entry in the Temple and you have to pay any fees as well.
- You also have an option to stay at Ajmer as it is just 12kms away and has far more hotel options.
- Wear modest and conservative attire when you will be visiting the temple.
- Local people are okay with Rajasthani, Hindi and English languages so you won’t be having any trouble communicating in the same.
- At the time of the camel fair, prices multiply up to three-fold or more and it’s essential to book several weeks ahead.
- Brahma temple follows strict religious practices and only ascetics can perform puja to the deity.
- On Kartik Poornima every year, a religious festival is held in the honour of Lord Brahma and the famous Pushkar Camel Fair is also held at the same time.
- Alcohol, eggs, and meat are banned in Pushkar.
- Footwear has to be removed 30 feet away from bathing ghats of Holy Lake. Similarly, you need to remove footwear before entering the temple premises.
- There are total of 52 ghats at the Lake.
- About 8km southwest of the town, is a collection of Shiva temples near Ajaypal.
- Throwing of the materials used for worship or rituals in the lake should be strictly avoided.
- If you are carrying foreign currency, then make sure you are exchanging it only from authorized money exchangers and don’t forget to take a receipt.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Pushkar is between October to November. The weather is really nice and you won’t be encountering the famous heat of Rajasthan as well. These months are also of Kartik Poornima, you will be a part of various part of the religious celebration.