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Brahma Temple

Brahma Temple One of The Very Few Temples of Lord Brahma

Location Brahma Mandir, Pushkar
Built 14th Century
Dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator

The Brahma Temple is said to be the one of the rarest temples of Lord Brahma, the creator of the world. It is located in Pushkar, Rajasthan. The temple is believed to be of 2000 years old. It was built in 14th century. Pushkar is the sacred cities for all Hindus which are near Ajmer. There is a different charm in the city and references of this place can be found in Ramayana and Mahabharata. The place seems to inspire most of the Indian poets and authors. The temple is managed by the priests. On kartik Poornima, there is an important festival which is celebrated in the temple. The day seems to be important for all Hindus. Many devotees visit the temple after taking a bath in the sacred lake of Pushkar.


The Brahma temple is the most prominent temple in the city. It is built with marbles and stones and has distinct designs of the hansa and the shikhara birds. The temple has idol of Lord Brahma and goddess gayatri in it. Pushkar has many temples and most of them are said to have destroyed during the Aurangzeb’s rule. Some of them were rebuilt again later. The current structure is built in the 14th century. The 2000 years old temple is said to be built by Vishwamitra after the yagna of Brahma. Lord Brahma himself selected the place of the temple. Pushkar is said to have the most important temple of Lord Krishna in the world. The Maharaja Jawat Raj of Ratlam has done some additional repairs and has retained the structure.  The International Business Times has listed the Pushkar lake and the Brahma Temple as the ten most religious places in the world and one of the five most sacred and holy places for Hindus. The month of October and November comes alive when the festival of Kartik Poornima is celebrated here. The same durations is said that Brahma performed his Yagna on this day.


The temple is located on a high area and has steps made of marble. The entry leads to the passage that is called the Mandap and followed by the sanctum called as the Garbhagruha. Te temple is constructed using the stone slabs and blocks joined with lead. The red shikhara of the temple and the symbols of hansas are the distinct features of the temple. The entry gate has a silver turtle on the floor. The icon of Brahma was defied in 718 AD by Adi Shankara. This icon shows Brahma sitting in a cross leg position. The central image is the four faced idol. Sarasvati or Savitri is sitting next to Lord Brahma.

Worship The God

The temple follows a set of rules if you wish to worship the Lord Brahma. The Lord can only be worshiped after taking a bath in the sacred lake of Pushkar. There is trend to worship Gayatri after the worshipping of Lord Brahma. The temple is open between 6.30 AM to 8.30 PM and till 9.00 PM in the summer season. The temple is closed between 1.30 PM to 3.00 PM in the afternoon. The temple follows time for the aarti and the puja. The Priests of the temple follow religious rules. Married men are not allowed to enter the sanctum to worship the god. Only the sanyasis can do that. All the devotees can offer their worship out of the sanctum. The priests who worship the Lord Brahma are often from the Parashar gotra. The huge festival held on the day of Kartik Poornima is also the day of the famous camel fair in Pushkar.

How to Reach

Pushkar is well connected with all major cities in India. Pushkar is just 13 kms from Ajmer, 140 kms from Jaipur and 390 kms from Delhi. This distance is calculated by road.


The Rajasthan State Road Bus Service is available from all major cities and AC and non AC Volvo buses are also a good option.


Air connectivity is only from Delhi and Jaipur.


Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi are connected with Pushkar by all main trains of India.

It is advised to check the temperature and plan a trip as the summers can get extremely hot here.

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