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Rajasthan Sights

Updated 10/26/2012

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In the center of town, this is Pushkar's most important temple in spite of its unimpressive architecture and the modern feel created by reconstruction. Although many say it's the sole temple dedicated to Brahma in the world, in reality there are a few others. Pilgrims visiting the temple climb a long stairway into the walled area to take the blessings of the god—in the form of small sweets. There are varying versions of legend concerning the temple, but most have to

do with Brahma's wife Savitri, who refused to attend the ceremony. Impatient, Brahma married the goddess Gayatri (some say she was a milkmaid), and when Savitri found out, she put a curse on Brahma, declaring that the earth would forget him completely. She then relented, but said that Brahma could only be worshipped in Pushkar.

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Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

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  • Closed 11 am–3 pm

Updated 10/26/2012


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