Seldom do we find a temple in India which is dedicated to the Lord of creation, Lord Brahma. But when it comes to Royal Rajasthan, even rarity is a paradigm of its unique culture. The Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, situated in Pushkar, Rajasthan is one of the very few temples which is dedicated to the lord of creation, Lord Brahma. Located close to the Pushkar Lake, the Brahma temple is speculated to be almost 2000 years old. It is built out of marbles and stone slabs.
A fascinating story relates to the Brahma temple and Pushkar, which says that Lord Brahma had to perform a Yajna at Pushkar, but because of the absence of his consort Goddess Saraswati there, he married a Gurjar girl Gayatri in order to complete the Yajna. When the Goddess arrived, she was in serious rage to find Gayatri occupy the place which was rightfully hers. She, thus, cursed Lord Brahma that no one would worship him. However, then she reduced the curse by permitting his worship in Pushkar.
The temple is believed to have been constructed by the great sage Vishwamitra, whilst Lord Brahma himself selected the site of temple. Pushkar has also been described in scriptures as the only Brahma temple in the world. Though it does not remain the only Brahma temple in the world, but it is listed in the ten most religious places of the world and the five most religious places for the Hindus in India.
The temple is constructed out of marbles and stone blocks. The statue of Brahma is in a crossed leg position which represents him as the creator of the universe. Saraswati sits to the right of brahma, and Gayatri to the left. Many other architectural designs and sculptures add up to the beauty of the place.
The Brahma temple definitely proves to be a treat to the eyes.
How to reach : Pushkar Brahma Temple
One of the very few Brahma temples in India, the Brahma temple in Pushkar is 130 kms away from Sanganer Airport, Jaipur. The nearest railway station is Ajmer Junction Railway station which is 12 kms away from Jaipur.
When to visit : Pushkar Brahma Temple
Best time to visit: August - February
Opening hours:5:30 AM - 1:30 PM AND 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM