The Pushkar city around the lake has around 400 temples, the most famous being the Brahma temple. Built in 14th century, it is the only temple in the world to be dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temples of Pushkar were ruined by Aurangazeb, particularly the Varaha temple. Aurangzeb was quite disappointed with the enormous statue of Varaha, the god with the body of a man and the head of a wild boar! No photography was allowed inside.
There is a swan at the entrance of the temple crowned with a red spire. Inside there is a turtle made of silver, placed when the temple was rebuilt in 1809. The temple walls and floors were studded with coins, placed by devotees to commemorate the death and birth of near and dear ones.
There are 52 bathing ghats (series of steps leading to the lake) around the Pushkar Lake. Enlarge the pics to see the steps leading to the lake. Hindus consider it holy taking a dip there. Water at each of these ghats is believed to have miraculous healing power.
The water around Roop Tirth gives beauty and charm
A dip in the Kapil Vyapi Kund helps in curing leprosy
Mrikand Muni Kund is believed to grant the boon of wisdom
Naga Kund is believed to give fertility
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I did not take a dip; instead I took handful of water from some of the ghats and poured it over my head. My head was soon dripping with water.
For the World, Pushkar is famous for the Pushkar Camel Fair. It is the world's largest camel fair. This year it is scheduled to be held between: 25 October - 02 November, 2009
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