Brahma Temple at Pushkar Rajasthan is one of the most important and most visited Brahma Temples of country. Brahma Temple is located on the holy banks of Pushkar Lake. Though there are other temples of Lord Brahma in India, their presence is little known or unknown to the people of India.
The beautiful and ancient Lake Pushkar gives the temple a spectacular view.
Location of Brahma Temple in Pushkar Rajasthan Coordinates:
26°29′14″N 74°33′15″E - 26°29′14″N 74°33′15″E
State: Rajasthan, India
How to reach Brahma Temple at Pushkar Rajasthan:
People can go reach Ajmer by air, rail or road routes. Pushkar is a 14km drive from Ajmer. Many auto taxis and RTC buses provide conveyance. You can opt for any which you feel most convenient, confortable and safe.
Best time to visit Brahma Temple Rajasthan:
Kartika Purnima in November-October is the best time to visit temple and Pushkar both.
History of Brahma Temple:
Many Hindu scriptures say that Pushkar Temple was the only Brahma Temple and address devotees to visit it. Though there is no Pushkar Temple, Brahma Temple at that place at Pushkar Ajmer in Rajasthan, is one of the most prominent Brahma Temples of the country.
Although present structure of the temple was built in 14th century, its existence at the place is much prior to it. It is believed that people has been worshiping Lord Brahma at the same place from ancient times. A temple was constructed with the efforts of ruling dynasties of Rajasthan much later than its real existence.
Lord Brahma in Indian Myths:
Lord Brahma is one of the 3 most important gods of Indian Pantheon. These 3 gods are popularly called trinity of gods; Lord Vishnu, the creator of earth, Lord Brahma, the preserver of the earth and last but most important one is Lord Shiva, the destroyer of the earth.
Worship of Lord Brahma is of much later origin. It is said 33 crores gods are worshipped in India in Hindu Religion alone. Rigvedic Aryan had worshipped some other gods most importantly nature worship was prevalent in the form of god worship. Traces of this practice can be found in remnants of Harappan Civilization. It is believed as civilization developed, more gods were made by man as a practice of cultural change. Lord Brahma is one such god who was created by man in Later Vedic Age. Lord Brahma is represented in a white beard and fair complexion with Kamandalam, believed to be the source of knowledge in his hands. So could be seen in the temple too.
Architecture of The temple :
There has been existence of smaller structures at the place but construction of present temple took place in 14th century. The original temple is believed to be 200 years old. The temple is mainly built of construction materials available locally i.e. Marble and stones. Temple has a pinnacle or Shikharacalled in Indian architectural style which looks distinct from very far from the temple. It has swan motif, which is said to be the ride of Lord Brahma.
The Garbhagriha of the temple has Lord Brahma in its centre. Along with him is seen her second consort Goddess Gayatri to whom Gayatri Mantra is dedicated. People take bath in sacred Pushkar Lake on KartikaPoornima which falls in the month of October-November. It is said that Lord Brahma himself created the Lake on the same day the KartikaPurnima falls.
It is said that there were hundreds of temples which were destroyed by Muslim plunders in the reign of Aurangzeb, the Mughal ruler.
Nearby Temples of Brahma Temple:
Varaha Temple – dedicated to Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu
Gayatri Temple - dedicated to the consort of Lord Brahma.
Savitri temple – Dedicated to Goddess Savitri
There are around 500 small temples along ghats of Pushkar Lake. Some of them destroyed and reconstructed many times in crusades of Hindu Muslim Religions.
Hurry! See the beauty and charm of Pushkar at Brahma Temple in coming season of fairs and festivals.