The ancient city of Pushkar is, like many places in India, defined by its stories. One of which involves Lord Brahma - who the incredible Brahma Temple is named after - killing a demon that went by the name Vajra Nabh. He killed the demon not with a sword, not with an axe, but a flower. A lotus flower to be exact. In Hinduism, the lotus flower is a powerful symbol of youth, beauty and life. According to the legend, the petals of the flower floated down to earth, landing in three places in Pushkar, where subsequently three lakes appeared.
Today the main lake - Pushkar Lake - is a highly sacred place, where pilgrims can be found all day and every day washing away sins at the 52 ghats, thus ensuring their salvation.
The charm of this sleepy lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet Kalidasa that he felt inspired enough to include it in his most classic work - Abhigyan Shakuntalam.
Some important distances are:
Delhi-405 kms, Jaipur-132 kms, Udaipur-285 kms, Jodhpur-184 kms & Ajmer-11 kms.
Some Major Attractions in Pushkar:
Savitri Temple, Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple
Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur
Kanak Garden, Jaipur
Panoramic View of Lake Palace
Blue City, Jodhpur
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