Brahma Temple

The most sacred and famous temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator, lies in Pushkar in the princely state of Rajasthan, India. Previously it was believed that this Brahma Temple in Pushkar is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, but lately, a few others have also been identified. Due to this rarity of the kind, the Brahma Temple in Pushkar is one of the most visited pilgrimages and tourist destinations for visitors from all over the country of India and for people living in foreign lands also.

According to mythical legend, Lord Brahma's fist consort was Lady Savitri. It is said that during an important yagna, for some unforeseen circumstances, Lady Savitri was unable to reach the citadel in time. To complete the yagna, Lord Brahma was compelled to marry another woman, Lady Gayatri. Angered by this happening, Lady Savirti cursed Lord Brahma that he will have only one temple for his worship in the whole world. So that is the importance of Pushkra.

Legends aside, it is believed that the temple was set up as early as 718 CE by Adi Shankara. After the devastation of the Aurangzeb rule, only the Brahma temple was retained in rubble. Jawat Raj was the one to restore the temple to its modern form. The inners sanctum houses the divine statue of Lord Brahma and the whole of the inner decorations are done with marbles. The towering temple spire and great architecture is a visual treat for the visitors apart from the serene Pushkar Lake by its side. The temple is the main tourist attraction of these parts of Rajasthan and the place is well connected too.

Timings

Brahma Temple open at 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM in Summer and 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM in Winter

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