Best time to visit7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open hours5:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Things to doPhotography, worship
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Friends, Solo, Families
Rank3 out of 20 attractions in Pushkar
Savitri was the name of the first wife of Lord Brahma and this temple in Pushkar is popular all over the world. The temple is situated behind the Brahma Temple and is perched on the peak of a hill. You have to climb quite a number of steps to reach the main shrine. This place has a lot of importance amongst the locales especially. More than worship, the front yard of this temple is like a watch point from where you can enjoy perfect panorama of the whole Pushkar. The beauty and tranquility of this place has a magical effect on the mind and the cool breeze is soothing too.
Places to stay near Savitri Temple
Reviews of Savitri Temple • 6
• There are cafes and hostels to stay due to heavy footfall of foreign tourists, you can opt for them• Pushkar is well connected via road and trains from Ajmer
Pushkar is surrounded by many hills one of the hills on the southwest houses the Savitri Temple. It is strenuous and hard climb uphill but the views are wonderful and worthwhile. When Brahma performed the yajna at Pushkar, his wife Savitri could not reach the yajna in time. So Brahma performed the pooja with the help of a local girl, Gayatri – who then become the second wife of Brahma. This enraged Savitri and she sulked off to the hilltop. Then the agreement was made that Savitri would always be worshiped first. This tradition still continues, first the aarti is performed at Savitri temple and then at Gayatri temple. Idols of both Savitri and Gayatri are now installed at the Savitri temple.
The temple is dedicated to Brahma's first wife, Savitri. The climb is a must for all the fitness enthusiasts, as for others there is a ropeway (Rs92/- includes to and fro)
Next morning we all got up early at 5am because it was time for some trekking . Got ready with all our cameras and tripods jogging through the unknown roads of pushkar to the hill . We started trekking ,it was not that hard but took us almost 1 hour to complete. There is a temple on the top of the hill the Savitri temple ,its a small temple but the view from there is amazing . You can see whole pushkar city from there .
Temple is dedicated to Savitri – Brahma’s wife and located on the highest hill above the Pushkar. Climbing 702 steps might sound challenging, but magnificent view over the city and lake worth the effort. The legend states that Savitri did not appear on time for yajna (sacrifice) performed by Brahma at Pushkar, so he had chosen the local girl called Gayatri to accompany him. Gayatri became second wife of Brahma, although annoyed Savitri forced on Brahma that she will always be worshiped before Gayatri. This tradition is still being followed while worshiping.
The temple complex offers amazing views of the Pushkar town.