Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is a Hindu temple situated at Pushkar in the Indian state of Rajasthan, close to the sacred Pushkar Lake to which its legend has an indelible link. The temple is one of very few existing temples dedicated to the Hindu creator-god Brahma in India and remains the most prominent among them.
The temple structure dates to the 14th century, partly rebuilt later. The temple is made of marble and stone stabs. It has a distinct red pinnacle (shikhara) and a hamsa bird motif. The temple sanctum sanctorum holds the image of four-headed Brahma and his consort Gayatri. The temple is governed by the Sanyasi (ascetic) sect priesthood. On KartikPoornima, a festival dedicated to Brahma is held when large number of pilgrims visit the temple, after bathing in the sacred lake. The temple is visited by pilgrims and also by the holy men and sages, after taking a ceremonial sacred bath in the Pushkarlake. It is also a practice that visit to the Brahma temple is followed by worship of his consort Gayatri, followed by visits to other temples as convenient.
Architectural styles: Rajasthani
Sanctum: Lord Brahma
Timings of the Temple:
The temple is open for worship between 6:30 am and 8:30 pm during winter and 6:00 am to 9:00 pm during summer, with an interval in afternoon between 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm when the temple is closed.
How to Reach:
Pushkar temple is located at 10 km from Ajmer city. Ajmer is well connected by road and rail. The nearest airport is Jaipur(131 km). Jaipur is 391 km from Delhi.
Other Places to Visit:
- Pushkar Lake:Pushkarlake is quiet religious place. It is famous for "PindDaan". Lake is dedicated to lord Brahma, ‘the creator of world according to Hindu belief.’
- Atmeshwar Temple:Nice temple and nice holistic place to visit during the visit.