According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma (the Creator in the trinity of gods) wanted to perform a yagna (holy ritual). To decide the most auspicious place, a swan was released into the air with a lotus flower in its beak. The bird dropped the flower in Pushkar and Brahma performed the yagna at the Pushkar lake on Kartik Purnima (full moon day in November); thus making it a sacred spot.
Today, the village features the only Brahma temple in the world. India is famous for Tirths (places of pilgrimage) and Pushkar heads the five important Tirths in the country it is called Tirthraj (the king of religious places).
Legends also have it that the charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas that it found a place in his classic Abhigyan Sakuntalam.
Situated 14 kilometres north-west of Ajmer in Rajasthan, Pushkar features a lake with five temples and 52 ghats (bathing spots by the water).
If you are planning to visit the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, Rajasthan Resort is an excellent option for a luxurious camping feel. From dawn to dusk, the scenes in Pushkar change by the hour.
The Pushkar Fair
The fair makes for a magical and an unforgettable experience. The main attraction is the annual cattle fair, which is organized by the Tourism Department (Government of Rajasthan). You will see hundreds of Rajasthani villagers from all over the state wearing traditional attire, buying and selling horses, camels, bulls and cows. You will also witness the villagers playing tug-of-war with Indian and foreign tourists as well as exciting animal races. The fair also attracts a huge number of local and international photographers and documentary-makers.
Around the same time, thousands of devotees throng to the Pushkar lake to take a holy dip on Karthik Purnima. After spending the entire day photographing, shopping and experiencing the fair, come back and relax in the comfort of our beautiful Swiss tents, which will give you the magical experience of exotic Rajasthani desert nights. The clear and celestial starry nights will make you feel closer to heaven.