Brahma Temple in Pushkar


Brahma Temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan

Brahma Temple in Pushkar

Brahma temple is only temple in India which is devoted to the creator god of the world lord Brahma. This temple has remained the most important one in the Hindu mythology as per the Legends. This temple was built in the 14th century and hence is believed to be about 2000 years old temple. This temple is constructed with marbles and stone stabs. There are a red shikhara and bird motif which are unique in themselves. The main temple sanctum sanctorum has the idol of Lord Brahma at the centre and with his second wife Gayatri.

According to the legends it is said in the Hindu Scripture, that there was an evil Vajranabha who was trying to kill and harass people. At that time Brahma immediately slew Vajranabha with the help of his weapon. While doing this the petal of lotus fell on the earth on 3 places, these created 3 lakes at 3 different places. These 3 lakes are the Pushkar Lake this is the first one, the Madya Lake is the middle one and Kanishta Lake is the youngest one. When Lord Brahma landed on the earth he named these places where the lotus fell as the Pushkar.

He then decided to do yagna that is to scarify his life at Pushkar Lake. However while conducting Yagna; Saraswati was not able to attend the Yajna. Important part of the yagna had to be completed by Saraswati only. There for he was angry and requested Lord Indra, the king of Heaven to search for a suitable companion to complete the Yagna. Lord Indra suggested a suitable girl Gayatri and then Brahma married her and the formalities were completed by her hands.

After returning Saraswati was angry and she cursed Brahma that no one would worship her expect in Pushkar. Therefore the Brahma temple is the only pilgrimage place in India.

Devotes consider Pushkar as holy so before visiting the temple they take a holy bath in this lake and then visit this temple. Brahma temple is open from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm. There are altogether 3 aartis that are conducted in the Brahma temple they are the morning aarti at 4 am known as the Mangala aarti, the sandhya aarti 6 pm in the evening and the Ratri sandhya aarti which is performed late night at 10 pm.

Getting there

  • Airways:

    Nearest airport is the Jaipur airport which is at a distance of about 145 kilometers from Brahma temple.

  • Railways:

    Nearest rail way station is the Ajmer station which is at distance of about 11 kilometers away from the Brahma temple.

  • Roadways:

    There are state transport buses and luxury buses available from Pushkar to all the major cities of India.