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Brahma temple in Pushkar – photo gallery
|Savitri hill temple in Pushkar|
Pushkar: 2006 2007
There are some 500 temples at Pushkar, but among them one is most significant.
The biggest attraction at Pushkar is the temple of Lord Brahma — Lord of creation. This is the only Temple in the whole Universe dedicated to Lord Brahma. It was reconstructed in the 14th century and stands on a high plinth with marble steps leading upto it. This beautiful temple is carved with silver turtle sits on the floor facing the sanctum sanctorum (garbhagriha). Peacocks adorn the temple walls as they are believed to be the vehicle of Goddes Saraswati — the goddes of wisdom. The sanctuary has silver doors inside a carved marble gateway steps in the corner lead to a small cave dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Brahma ghat is the main one of Lord Brahma. Here on this ghat Adi Guru Shankracharya and Maha Mandaleshwars (heads of Mandals) took holi bath and worshipped. Shri Jayendra Saraswati got constructed a Temple of Shankaracharya. Parashuram Dwara of Nimbarka Peeth is also situted on this Brahma ghat.
Be aware! Here is a well-known Pushkar scam where the locals approach you and give you some flower petals. Then they demand a ludicrous sum of money and make a scene with other locals and potentially involve the police who is also in on the scam, if you refuse to pay up. Also, some old locals that pretend to be Brahmins, start telling you different stories about Hinduism and ask you some questions, trying to find out your name and the names of your relatives. Then they can suddenly put flowers on you or wrap a thread around your wrist, and start loudly claiming at least 1,000 rupees from you and every member of your family (who even not present right now) for whom they just 'conducted the puja'. And often their accomplices suddenly appear around and start demanding payment 'for the rendered service' (so called puja) in an aggressive form.
Pushkar - photo gallery, the only temple of Brahma in India