Overview

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.

General Information

  • 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.

Visitor Information

  • 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.

Aartis

Pushkar.

There is only one main Puja ritual that takes place in the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir. It is said that before making a visit to the temple, it is considered holy to take a ceremonial sacred bath in Pushkar Lake. Total of 3 Aartis are held each day inside the temple. The temple follows strict religious practices and men who are married are not allowed to enter sanctum sanctorum to worship the deity. Only the Priests inside the temple are allowed to do the same who belong to the Parashargotra lineage.

Savitri Temple

Pushkar.

Savitri temple is located at the top of the Ratnagiri Hill is dedicated to Goddess Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma. you need to climb 650 steps to reach this temple,but the view at the top of Pushkar and the lake is worth the climb.

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar.

Pushkar Lake, it is surrounded by 52 Ghats, Brahma took bathe here and performed Yajna. It is believed that when Sati (wife of Shiva) died, Shiva cried so much, his tears created two holy ponds, one at pushkara and second is Ketaksha.

Varah Temple

Varaha temple, main market, Pushkar.

Varah Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Vishnu visited the earth in the incarnation of Varaha to kill demons. So,visit this temple to have darshan of the beautiful white marble statue of Sri Varaha murti. this is situated in main market.

Pushkar camel

Pushkar.

Pushkar camel fair a 14 day fair , held November on Kartika Purnima full moon. it is medium to see great traditional mela. This fair time is the most busy time for people from here , this is one of the largest cattle fair in the India.

Ombaba Restaurant

Pushkar.

This place is spot on for the sunset and if your coming to India for some time you must come to Pushkar it is amazing and magical, the people are so f

La Pizzeria

Choti Basti, Pushkar.

Hotel Teerth Palace

#125 Helloj Road, Pushkar.

Conveniently located in Pushkar, just a short drive from the city centre, Hotel Teerth Palace provides comfortable accommodation with en suite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. It has a business centre and a restaurant.

Hotel Prem Villas

Panch Kund Road, Pushkar.

Located in Eastern Pushkar, Hotel Prem Villas offers a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Boasting natural surroundings, the hotel provides free parking. Hotel Prem Villas is 11 km from Ajmer Railway Station. Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is 146 km away.

Hotel Raj Garden

Pushkar.



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