Brahma Temple (Pushkar, Rajasthan) – The only used to be Temple of Brahma in India

Night View of Brahma Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar is a sacred religious enlightened accomplished town of Lord Brahma and birthplace of Goddess Gayatri. It is said and believed Pushkar is the center of the birth of Universe, Head of all Tirth (Hindu pilgrimage) , right eye of earth, location of various God, saints who meditated, performed Yagya at this very location. Within center of the town is a lake named as Pushkar Lake. Having the bath within the Lake removes sin as well as evil thoughts.

As I know Lord Brahma is not worship in-general except at Pushkar but I do not know the reason about the same. I inquire and the knowledge shared by a local present within the Lord Brahma temple. Thanks – said I.

Once Lord Brahma decided to perform Yagya (sacred fire). After numerous location search he finds Pushkar the best place. He requested his son sage Narad to convey the message to Savitri (wife of Lord Brahma) to be present on such and such day (It is believed if the wife and husband is present together and Yagya is performed it is the best to do so). Narad thought otherwise conveyed the message but requested Goddess Savitri to visit little late to check whether Lord Brahma wait for her or not and at the same time he requested Lord Brahma to check whether his wife obliges his request or not on-time.

Lord Brahma invited God, Goddesses for Yagya. On the day of Yagya, everyone was present except Savitri his wife. Lord Brahma waited long enough for her to arrive and finally decided to marry another woman to perform Yagya. He requested his two main guards Lord Indra, Lord Kuber to bring one woman for him as the time of performing Yagya is running out. Lord Indra, Lord Kuber with the help of a cow created a woman and was named * Gayatri. Finally Yagya was performed. Once Yagya was completed, sage Narad ran towards Savitri and narrated the whole story. This made Goddess Savitri angry. She curses Lord Brahma and others present there. She cursed Lord Brahma from now-onwards you will be worshiped by devotees only at this location i.e., Pushkar and no where else nobody will worship you. Thus Lord Brahma is worshiped only at this very location i.e., Pushkar.

* (cow is गाय in Hindi thus Gayatri is named)

Another story: Once at Pushkar Pushpa (flowers) fell on ground from sky. Lord Brahma was in-search of location to perform Yagya. He decided Pushkar to visit to perform Yagya as flowers fell on the ground at this very location.

(Not to forget Pushkar is also known as Pushkar Raj (where flower rules) but in-short we say: Pushkar)

Goddess Savitri temple can be seen through a window from Brahma Temple. Savitri temple is on top of a hill close-by. Climbing is little tough as stairs as well as rocks are present.

Note: Savitri temple is closed between 12-2 afternoons (1 July – 31 March) and 12-4 afternoons (1 April – 30 June).

In past various Mughal invaders destroyed demolished Hindu temples. In the year 713 samvat i.e., 658 (currently 2011 i.e., 2066 samvat as per Hindu calendar) Adi Shankaracharya visited Pushkar and renovated re-established the temple of Lord Brahma. The temple is taken care by saints who are followers of Adi Shankaracharya and are bachelors. It is a Guru-Shishya parampara (The Guru is a teacher in general terms, and Shishya is disciple) and currently 33rd follower of Adi Shankaracharya is the head priest of the temple. During Kartik month i.e., somewhere around October – November a huge festival is organized at Pushkar but 5 days are very special days and huge number of devotees visit Pushkar specially to visit Brahma temple.

Knowledgeable journey – said I and I know why in-general Lord Brahma is not worshiped.

Thanks again – said I for enhancing knowledge.

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