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ABOUT PUSHKAR

According to the Hindu mythology, Pushkar is among the five Dhams, held to be the most sacred (other four being Badrinath, Puri, Rameswaram, and Dwarka). According to legends, Lord Brahma (the creator of the world), in search for his abode on earth, performed the utmost spiritual Vedic yagna at Pushkar. Pushkar is the only place to have a Brahma temple. It is said that no pilgrimage is complete without a holy dip in the sacred waters of the Pushkar Lake. Pushkar is called "The Gayatri Dham", the source of the "Gayatri Mantra". Along with the Brahma temple, there are numerous other temples and palaces in Pushkar city.

Location: 13-km From Ajmer, Rajasthan
Tourist Attractions: 25 Bathing Ghats, Cattle Fair
Significance: Houses The Only Brahma Temple In India.
Best Time To Visit: Mid-October To Mid-March.

A visit to Pushkar is assuredly a soul cleansing experience. Nature seems to have chosen this spot with care and then blessed the surrounding area with great scenic and natural beauty. A remote ancient town, a devotional city, a treasure of mythological India. This picturesque township and the sacred lake of Pushkar have their origins rooted in myth.

The ringing of temple bells and chanting of hymns from the Ghats and Temples are heard in silence. Outside begins the great Thar desert, despite the murmer of the town, you can hear the wind whisper to the trees.

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar is a small, mellow town with no vehicle traffic on the main street. There are over 400 temples in Pushkar. Some of the important temples are dedicated to Brahma, Raghunath, Varaha, Savitri ,and Gayatri. It is famous for the Camel Fair, which takes place here in Oct/Nov. Alcohol and meat are supposed to be banned here. Pushkar is on the edge of the Rajasthan desert, ten km northwest of Ajmer, 400 km southwest of Ajmer, 400 km southwest of Delhi, and 145 km southwest of Jaipur.

 It is said that Lord Brahma's lotus flower fell in three separate places in the Pushkar area, and water came from the ground at each place. They are located within a radius of six miles. Senior Pushkar, where the hotels are located, is considered the most holy place, because the lotus fell here first. Middle Pushkar is 3 km down the road and has a small Hanuman temple and a 200-year-old banyan tree. New (Junior) Pushkar, 3 km further north, has a small Krishna temple. As Brahma threw the pushpa (flower) with his kar (hand), so the place received the name Pushkar.
 
Pushkar Fair 

The Pushkar Fair, or Pushkar ka Mela, is the world's largest camel fair held in the holy town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. The Pushkar fair is indubitably the world's largest camel fair (and indeed, world's largest cattle fair in general). 
Thousands of people go to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their livestock, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats. The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics. A camel race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions to follow. Between these events, the most waited for is the test of how the camel is able to bring the items. In order to demonstrate, the men go up on the group of camels one after another. It is celebrated on the day Kartik Purnima (night of the full moon), the day, according to legend, which the Hindu god Brahma sprung up the lake, thus numerous people swim in the sacred water. that times all hotel are much money so pls, that times you can stay in ajmer, then u come dally in pushkar
Pushkar Fair 2011 : 2-10 Nov 2011

Pushkar Fair 2012 : 20-28 Nov. 2012

Pushkar Fair 2013 : 9-17 Nov 2013

Pushkar Fair 2014 : 30 Oct.- 6 Nov 2014

Pushkar Fair 2015 : 18-25 Nov 2015

During the great Pushkar fair, held after the festival of Diwali, Pushkar become vibrant with folk dances, magic shows, horse and camel races. Over 100,000 camels, bullocks and horses are traded during the days of the festival. Pushkar with a dozen of local fairs and festivals of 10-15 day duration is a round the year destination.

 

   
   
   
 

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