Pushkar Travel Information
Pushkar A holy town in Rajasthan is famous for Pushkar Festival, Pushkar Lake and Various ghats spread around the Brahma Temple. The word 'Pushkar' means lotus flower, which is said to be the seat of Brahma, one of the Hindu holy trinity, who is worshipped as the creator of this world. The legend has it that the demon Vajra Nabha killed Brahma's children, he in turn struck him with his weapon, a lotus flower. Vajra Nabha died with the impact, and the petals of the lotus fell at three places. One of them is Pushkar, where it gave birth to a lake. Brahma is supposed to have performed sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month (generally in the month of November)), hallowing the place.
Though Brahma is considered to be the creator of the world, Pushkar is the only temple of this important deity in the whole world. This is also considered as Adi Teerth or Teertharaj meaning ancient holy place or the most important of holy places respectively.
Getting around Pushkar :
There are no autorickshaws, but it’s a breeze to get around on foot. Another good option is to hire a bicycle or a scooter/motorbike.
Few things you should know :
Pushkar is the only town where the Lord Brahma temple is situated; Therefore the whole of town is considered to be sacred, so whatever rules generally apply to place of worship in India, apply to the whole of town.
Smoking in public is prohibited by law though the rule is never enforced enthusiastically.
Consumption of liquor or meat is not allowed in the city, therefore it is advised to respect the rule and not carry any liquor/ meat with you while travelling to Pushkar.
It is advised that the men wear full length pants and t-shirt/ shirt and women wear full length clothes.
Take off your shoes at stairs if you are going near the lake.
Be polite, but do not be pressured into making any offering at the ghats. It is not mandatory.