Hi Everyone, 🙂
Well, Travel Can’t be out of my Mind Ever.. But this time I was thinking of some Fun and shopping Journey. Hence, I thought to explore one of the best Fairs in the World which occurs in my own country. I decided to visit “Pushkar Mela”.
Let me brief you some about the place “Pushkar”.
“It is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated 14 km (8.7 mi) northwest of Ajmer at an average elevation of 510 m (1,670 ft) and is one of the five sacred Dhams or revered pilgrimage centres and is often referred as “tirth- raj”, which means the king of pilgrimages.“
What is the importance of Pushkar?
Have heard about Pushkar from dadi-nani’s katha kahaniyan. It is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the Shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Brahma with its creation. It has several stories about its origin and history and the one I get to know about was that “When Lord Brahma, the creator of the world, was looking for a place to perform a ‘mahayagna’. He was looking for an appropriate venue and then his swan carrying a lotus in its beak was released. It was decided that the yagna would be performed where the lotus fell and The lotus fell in Pushkar, forming the Pushkar lake.”
“Hence, preparations for the mahayagna began. Lord Brahma’s wife Savitri (Sarasvati) went to take a bath and get ready for the rituals but as all loving ladies and also goddess Savitri took very long in getting ready, Her Husband, Lord Brahma ji got bored of waiting for her. Also, because a ‘yagna’ cannot be performed without one’s wife by one’s side, he married a locale ‘Gayatri’. When Savitri (Sarasvati) ji finally returned all decked up, she was furious to see the yagna already is in progress and someone else sitting in her place. Boiling with rage she cursed Lord Brahma that he will never be worshipped anywhere except Pushkar. Saying this, she stomped to a nearby hill and sat atop.” PHEW!!
The Savitri (Sarasvati)temple can still be seen from a small window from the Famous “Brahma Mandir in pushkar.”
To this date Pushkar has the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma, though I doubt that there must be some of them available in several places but they are not that renowned or have legendary stories about them. Lets see how it goes being in Pushkar! 🙂
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