Pushkar has a huge importance in Hindu religion. With the presence of one of the very few Brahma Temples, Pushkar is visited by pilgrims from all parts of India. Apart from Brahma Temple, Pushkar has thousands of big and small temples in every nook and corner of this small town. Some of the most famous temples of Pushkar are
Every temple in Pushkar has a story attached to it. Varaha Temple in Pushkar is dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s one of the nine incarnations on Earth. Baraha Temple attracts many pilgrims and casual travelers because of its brilliant architecture. It is a great place for photography and spending some time in leisure.
Pushkar is a favorite destination for the backpacking community. Visitors from all parts of the world come here because of its serenity and tranquillity. Pushkar is famous not just because of the temples but there are several other places to see in this area. Some of the famous places are
Varaha Temple is 500 meters away from Pushkar Bus Stand. This temple is one of the oldest and largest in entire Pushkar Town. It has a huge importance among the religious travelers and they never forget to visit this temple after receiving blessings at Brahma Temple. This ancient temple receives a huge crowd during Ram Navami and Janmashtami, festivals dedicated to other two incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
It is said that Lord Vishnu turned into a boar and came on Earth. He slayed the monster Hirayaksh and saved the whole universe. After winning the battle with the demon, Vishnu lifted the Earth from the ocean on his tusks and restored it in the universe. Baraha Temple or Varaha Temple recounts this story and offers gratitude to Lord Vishnu’s incarnation.
The Varaha Temple was built by King Anaji Chauhan in the 12th century AD. As a tribute to Lord Vishnu, Baraha Temple’s construction has followed designs and scriptures from his numerous stories. Baraha Temple was destroyed and then was rebuilt in the 18th century.
Varaha temple’s design is most unique in its own way. Unlike most of the temples in Pushkar, Baraha Temple is fortified from the outside. It has a two feet white idol of Varaha in the sanctum sanctorum. The entire temple premises are adorned with elegant carvings, intricate designs and life-size statues of doorkeepers. Baraha Temple also has gold patterned pillars dedicated to Lord Garuda.
Distance from Pushkar Lake – 500 meters
The time required to explore – 30 min
Commute – Walking
Visiting time – Morning to evening
Entrance fee – None
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