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Pushkar has been voted amongst the top 10 most religious places of the world. Located on the shores of Pushkar Lake, the little pilgrim town of Pushkar, in Rajasthan, is one of the renowned religious places for Hindus.
Although it is merely 11 kms from Ajmer, Pushkar, transports you to another world as you drive on the road from Ajmer that crosses a pass in the Aravalli Hills called Nag Parbat (Snake Mountain), and leads you to the peaceful temple town of Pushkar set by its side. Today this quaint town of Pushkar is popular for its annual Pushkar fair that invites thousands of visitors not only from all over the country but also from all over the world. This peaceful temple town of India also has the glory of being one of the oldest cities in the country linked with the legend of Lord Brahma – the Hindu god of creation. As per one of the renowned fables, once Lord Brahma let loose a swan with a lotus in its beak, and when the lotus fell on earth, it fell where Pushkar stands today. In Rajasthan, the place is near Ajmer and is one of the five revered pilgrimage places for Hindus.
The holy town of Pushkar abounds with many temples and shrines, of which the Brahma Temple is of utmost significance. Interestingly, the temple is the only one in the world devoted to Lord Brahma. With temples and ghats flocked by pilgrims paying obeisance to the gods, Pushkar attracts devotees all round the year.
Pushkar fair is the One of the most popular and colorful fairs of the Thar desert, which begins on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi & goes on for five days till Kartik Purnima. The time of the fair coincide with the light half of the moon during the months of October-November. The pictorial lake of Pushkar is set in a valley just about 11 kilometres northwest of Ajmer, bordered by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the fourth. Pushkar forms a attractive location and a be suitable backdrop for the once a year religious and cattle fair. Turbaned heads of men, and colorful veil and skirt of the women, bring alive the arid desert cape. The village women dress in their best colourful clothes and fine clothes for five-day mela.