Brahma Temple, the only temple where Lord Brahma is worshipped, is one of the main attractions of Pushkar. The temple holds special importance for the followers of Hinduism. The temple houses a life-size four-armed idol of Lord Brahma—the creator—in the antralaya (vestibule). The temple is also characterised by its white marble floor and stairs. The walls of the temple are studded with silver coins. The coins are put by the devotees to mark the births or deaths of the loved ones of the devotees who came here to offer prayers.
Another major attraction of Pushkar is the picturesque lake that is of immense significance for the follower of Hinduism because of its legendary origins. According to legends, a lotus fell from the hand of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. A lake sprang up on the spot, which was subsequently dedicated to him. The entire lake is supposed to be surrounded by 500 temples, 52 palaces, and 52 ghats.
The temple is dedicated to Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma and located on the top of the Ratnagiri Hill. According to the legends when Lord Brahma performed a Yagna (holy fire devoted to gods) along with Gayatri, a local milkmaid, furious Savitri cursed her husband that he would never be worshipped anywhere except in Pushkar and that too only once a year. Savitri left for the Ratnagiri Hill after cursing her husband and immolated herself there. There is beautiful statue of Goddess Savitri inside the temple.
Pushkar (14Kms from Ajmer)
Pushkar palace: Built by Maharaja of Kishangarh about 400 years ago. Pushakar palace was situated on the edge of Pushkar Lake. It offers a panoramic view of Pushkar Lake 400 temples, banks sand dunes and the Aravalli Hills. Pushkar Palace is also now converted in to a hotel like Man Mahal.
Man Mahal: This palace was built by Raja Man Singh of Ajmer and used by him on his trips to the holy town of the Pushkar. It is the largest royal house in Pushkar. The palace is located on the east of Sarovar the sacred lake in Pushkar and gives clear views of the bank and temples located and that around Sarovar. Now this mahal is treated as a traditional guest house.
Varah Temple: Varah Temple built in 12th century, it was one of the many temple destroyed by emperor Aurangzeb. Later in 1727 it was reconstructed by Raja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur. The temple has elegant carvings and sculptures besides the richly ornamented image house.
Pushkar Fair: The holy town of Rajasthan is also famous for Pushkar Fair, which is held every November, held for seven days starts on Naomi, finishes on Kartik Poornima (Full Moon). Thousands of pilgrims throng the lake during the annual cattle fair and on the full moon of Kartik take a holy dip in the lake. Its an occasion for holy villagers from far and near to gather together and enjoy a welcome break from their harsh life of the arid desert.
Kishangarh (27Km from Ajmer)
The fort, constructed by Maharaja Roop Singh of Rathore clan, dates back to the 1650's. The Kishangarh fort, near Ajmer, has a number of palaces and monuments inside its walls and is encircled by a huge moat. A magnificent lake located near the fort plays host to numerous rare and exotic birds.