As per the Hindu Mythology, Man Sarovar, Bindu Sarovar , Narayana Sarovar , Pampa Sarovar and Pushkar Sarovar are most sacred Lake or Sarovar and collectively known as Panch Sarovar. These five Sarovar attracts thousands of devotee to visit here throughout the year as it plays vital role in terms of religious, social and cultural life in India.

History and Significance of Pushkar Sarovar in Hinduism

Pushkar is small town but major pilgrimage center of Hinduism and ancient city in Ajmer district of Rajasthan just 15 km away from the Ajmer. Pushakar is very popular for its highly sacred Pushkar Lake, around 500 temples encircled the lake, 52 Ghats, world famous Pushkar Fair and ancient temple of Lord Brahma.

Pushkar City is mentioned in various holy texts of Hinduism like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Padma Puran etc. As per the legend, Lord Brahma killed the demon king Vajranabha and three lotus petals fall down on earth at three places and created the lake. As this is lake are created from Pushp – Flower and fallen down from the hand – Kar of Brahma thus became famous as the Pushkar. It is also believed that Lord Brahma perform rituals at Pushakar and at the end of rituals, Lord Brahma’s wife Savitri cursed him to worshipped at this place only on the earth.

As Pushkar Lake was created by one of the Trinity Lord Brahma and also great Yagya was performed in presence of all God bu Lord Brahma here at Pushkar Lake, this spot turn into the major pilgrimage place and holy dip in this lake assure salvation from all the sins.

World Famous Pushkar Fair on Kartika Purnima, Rajashthan

Small town Pushkar is very prominent in the world due to its colorful, religious and cultural Pushkar Fair held between Prabodhini Ekadashi. 11th day of Shukla Paksha of holy month Kartika to Purnima of Kartika. It is also called the Kartika Mela, Pushkar Camel fair or Pushkar ka Mela, one of the biggest camel, horse or cattle fair, major pilgrimage attraction for Hindu. This fair attracts people not only from the India but lots of foreign visitor as well and more that 5 Lakh tourist and pilgrim attend this holy fair. Devotees believed that holy dip in the waters of the lake on Kartik Poornima is as benefits as performing Yagyas for several centuries as Pushkar is often called Tirtha-Raj - king of all pilgrimage sites related to water-bodies

Ancient Temples and Holy Ghat in Pushkar, Rajashthan.

Apart from the Pushkar Lake there are lots of ancient temple and Ghat around the lake in Pushkar. Many temples were destroyed by the Muslim attackers during 17th century but rebuilt subsequently with efforts from Rajput Ruler. The most important temple is more than 2000 years old Lord Brahma Mandir, the only temple of India attracts thousands of devotee throughout the year. After holy dip in Pushkar Lake, it is believed that devotee must visit this temple. Other popular temples are Varaha temple, Savitri temple and Gayatri temple. Ghats are used for holy bath and performing various rituals, there are around 52 Ghat, and Varaha Ghat, Saptarshi Ghat, Dadhichi Ghat, Kota Ghat, Jaipur Ghat, Gau Ghat etc believed to be as sacred as Pushkar Lake.