Pushkar Lake 1/undefined by Tripoto
N/A
N/A
History tours, photography, worship
N/A
September - May
Couples, Families, Friends
1 out of 20 attractions in Pushkar

Pushkar Lake

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.
Pushkar lake is at a distance of 10-15km from Ajmer and takes about 30min to reach so we decided to cover this places as well. Personally i loved the vibes of this place. It feels good to sit on the stairs of pushkar lake and experience peace and calmness. A little pooja was also performed by a priest for us on pushkar lake. We offered our respect to the holy water of pushkar lake. You should definitely include this in your itinerary of ajmer/Pushkar.Places to eat
Travellers Life cycle
Watch my world famous holi of pushkar
Shristi Dang
KRITIKA
3rd day in the morning I made a big mistake, so there in pushkar when you take bhang (which they call special lassi on bill), they ask you which level; as there are 5 levels of bhang, and with sweet the intensity of that increases even more. In morning around 10 am I had the 5th and highest level possible. For 1 hour I was fine but then, oh then, things got ugly. My head was spinning as if veins and eyes will pop out. Bhang wasn’t getting over, so they gave me coconut, nothing worked, then curd after 30 mins, again nothing worked. I thought death is near or something, then I had lemon water and puked after 30 mins. That ahemdabad friend helped a lot. In the night I had bus to catch for delhi, so I called my friend that whether I should board bus in this condition or not, she said wait till night. So, I waited and boarded the bus after I felt a bit fine. After reaching home the next day I didn’t regret even a single thing happened in those 3 days, because everything just made it more flawed and perfect. That day I took a risk and I survived, I was lucky that I survived, I was blessed that I am still surviving with all the planned risks I take and even the unplanned ones. You know what, if you won’t take risk, then you won’t touch new boundaries and set no limit to who you are. Because you can never know yourself completely as with situations you understand these things.
Vijaya Nair
What to see in Pushkar:Pushkar is famous for the Brahma temple and has a few other temples too. Lord Brahma in Hindu mythology is the god that created the world. Pushkar Lake or Pushkar Sarovar is said to be created by him. It is a considered as a sacred lake and evening aarti happens everyday. The sides of the Lake are now converted in ghats, where people perform puja’s, take a dip in the holy water (that looked murky and a little dirty). There are around 52 ghats and about dozens of temples mostly small ones. There hundreds of egrets swimming in the lake mostly in pairs and look so beautiful. They keep navigating through out the day in the lake and some times swam across to a different sides of the lake, only adding to the beauty of this place. At the ghats, the local people feed grains to pigeons and it is a surreal experience, when they fly off over your head.