Best time to visitN/A
Things to doHistory tours, photography, worship
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank1 out of 20 attractions in Pushkar
This is the holiest part of the Pushkar town in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan. This lake is surrounded by 52 ghats and over 500 beautiful temples and this proves how suitably it is known as the king of all pilgrimages. The history of the lake dates back to the 4th century but according to legendary tales it talks about a king of the 9th Century. The name of this Rajasthani King was Nahar Rao Parikar and he was out on a hunting safari and was thus chasing a boar to kill it when he came across this lake. As soon as he dipped his hands into it, he was astonished to find out that the marks of leukoderma on his hands had vanished. He thus, decided to restpre the lake and make it more glorious. It is also known that the 10th Sikh Guru, Govind Singh Ji read out the Guru Granth Sahib on the banks of this lake.
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PushkarPushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. As per the mythology, Pushkar lake was formed by the tears of Lord Shiva after the death of his wife, Sati.Pushkar lake has 52 ghats adjacent to each other. Pushkar is also famous for its Camel fair and Brahma Temple. There are only few Brahma temples in world and Pushkar have the most ancient one. Ghats in Pushkar offers you piece, but you will be soon followed by Pandits who will try to sell you the concept of Pitra Pooja. Do not fall for them.Pushkar was really a beautiful experience for me. I love the ghats here.
Next stop was Pushkar Lake, a holy lake, said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. The lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and more than 500 Hindu temples. It is considered that the famed waters of the Pushkar wash away the sins of whole life. Your visit is incomplete without one holy dip in the holy water. This holy lake is most significant place for performing the rituals of Shraadh for the departed souls to stay in peace and be happy. In the evening - the soundtrack of chanting, drums and gongs, and devotional songs give the imminence peace to the soul.
Pushkar in Sanskrit means blue lotus flower. Hindus believe that the gods released a swan with a lotus in its beak and let it fall on earth where Brahma would perform a grand yagna. The place where the lotus fell was called Pushkar. Pushkar word may be derived from word 'Pushkarni' means- lake. It may be derived from word Pushpa means flower and Kar means hand.
Pushkar lake has 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters.
While evenings are best spent strolling by the very famous Pushkar Lake, this town’s streets are lined with shops selling an astounding variety of leather goods, hippie wear, rose products, silver jewellery and a range of handicrafts. Hot air balloon rides that take you soaring above this gorgeous town are, of course, an extravaganza that you cannot miss.The main street is one long bazaar, selling anything to tickle a traveller’s fancy, from hippy-chic tie-dye to didgeridoos. Despite the commercialism and banana pancakes, the town remains enchantingly small and authentically mystic.
The combined beauty of the sun and the lake can be witnessed at Pushkar Lake.
Okay, pushkar, one can find cheap stay, would suggest Booking.com Also, Pushkar is a dry place (NO Alcohol) and vegetarian. No, there is no non-veg whatsoever in Pushkar.
Okay, so, few basic things about Pushkar. This place is in Red Letters in book of Hinduism, it is said if you take a dip here you get rid of all your sins. Also, this place has the only Brahama temple in the world.
A place so calm and serene, sit on its bank or take a dip. Both are equally refreshing.
The small lake has 52 ghats. The sunset is beautiful. I have seen some decent numbers of sunsets (Goa, Diu, Hampi, Shimla, Delhi :p etc) ... This one was the most beautiful so far (Maybe because of the background music). It is like you are sitting just a little before the horizon and if you could run till the other side, and peep, you can actually see where the sun is going.
You can take a dip in the sacred lake but it is not recommended as the water is contaminated and impure. Word of caution: Steer away from guides in Pushkar. Also, do not get carried away by the temple priests who lure visitors for lump sum donation.
The beautiful lake and ghats surrounding the lake along with temples enlighten your spiritual core.