Trips and Itineraries for Pushkar
Ajmer | Pushkar, Rajasthan | 25Jan2017
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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.
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.