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Pushkar Brahma Temples
Pushkar, located 11 km northwest of Ajmer in the state of Rajasthan, is one of the most visited pilgrims of the country. The town is considered to be sacred by the Hindus because of the presence of some 500 temples, which encircle the holy Pushkar lake. Along with it, this place is also known for the only Brahma temple of the country. Infact it is believed that the city of Pushkar was created by Lord Brahma.
Brahma Temple In Pushkar
The Brahma temple in Pushkar is considered the most revered shrine of the city. This temple also happens to be the only temple devoted to The Lord Brahma, worshipped as the Creator of the Universe in the known Hindu Trinity. According to legend, Brahma performed a Yagya here and dropped his lotus flower here. After that a lake emerged here, named Pushkar (meaning lotus flower).
The Varah Temple is devoted to the Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. The temple houses an image of Vishnu in his fifth incarnation of wild boar and was built by the King Anaji Chauhan (1123-1150) and is equal in importance to the more well known, Brahma Temple. As per the legend, the Lord Vishnu came to earth to kill the demon Hirnayaksh who had stolen the Vedas and then took the shape of Varah (wild boar) and killed the demon thereby liberating the world from his atrocities.
This temple is devoted to the Godess Savitri, one of Brahma's wives, and is located on the highest hill above the Pushkar town. One can climb a long series of steps to reach the shrine which offers a panoramic view of the Pushkar Lake and surrounding sand dunes.
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