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Brahma temple Rd, Ganahera, Pushkar, Rajasthan
Dedicated to
Brahma

Deity Posture

Architecture Style

Creator

Sage Vishwamitra

Completed on

14th century

About Brahma Mandir Pushkar

Pushkar, home to the Brahma Temple, the world’s only temple statue of Lord Brahma, is the ideal location for a wonderful temple visit in India. So, let’s go on to a more detailed discussion of this temple.

Legends of Brahma Temple:

The stories around Pushkar are fascinating. According to the Hindu vedas, Brahma, the world’s creator, used his lotus to kill a demon named Vajranabh. Brahma’s lotus petals fell on earth in three places throughout this procedure, resulting in the formation of three lakes: Jyestha (large), Madhya (middle), and Kanishth (little). Because these lakes were formed out of lotus leaves, the area was given the name Pushpa (flower) and then Pushkar.

Brahma desired to perform yajna to purify himself of the demon’s deadly act, therefore he chose to do it near the major Pushkar Lake. Because his spouse Goddess Sarasvati was not there at the time of the yajna, Brahma married Gayatri, a gurjar girl, to finish the yajna. When Goddess Saraswati learned about Gayatri upon her arrival, she became enraged and cursed Brahma not to be adored elsewhere, but the curse was later lifted by allowing Brahma to be worshipped solely at Pushkar. The temple is said to be around 2000 years old, according to folklore.

Modern history of the temple:

Pushkar’s heritage is as fascinating as ever, with over 500 temples. During the Mughal Empire, Muslim conquerors demolished many temples in Pushkar, including the famed Brahma Temple. All of these temples were afterwards rebuilt, including the Brahma Temple. The current Brahma Temple edifice dates from the 14th century, while the previous temple is thought to have been established about 2000 years ago. Brahma Temple was extensively renovated during the 8th century by Hindu philosopher Adi Shankara and again during the reign of Maharaja Jawat Raj.

Architecture of the temple:

The temple’s stunning beauty is a stunning example of Rajasthani architecture. The temple is a popular tourist attraction in Rajasthan. The temple, which is situated on a high pedestal, is accessible through a series of stairs. These stairs will take you to the pillared canopies that adorn the entrance gate archway.

The pillared gate leads to the outside hall (Mandapa) and subsequently to the Sanctum Sanctorum (Garbhgriha), which contains Lord Brahma’s idol. The spire, which represents a swan or geese and Brahma’s mount, is a distinctive aspect of this temple’s construction. The Brahma idol has four faces and four hands, each carrying a lotus, Kush grass, kamandal, and books.

Best time to visit the temple:

Given the presence of multiple temples, Pushkar attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year. It is also the period of the Pushkar Fair, when the city is bustling with pilgrims, sages, and tourists. As a result, there is no specific time to visit this city. However, if you’re wondering when the best time to visit Pushkar, Brahma Temple is, we recommend going between October and March. During this period, the weather is quiet and pleasant. Visiting Brahma Temple around this time will undoubtedly enhance your Temple tours of India adventure.

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