Located on the banks of Pushkar Lake in the heart of the city, Mahadev Temple- also known as Apteshwar Mahadev Temple, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in the city of Pushkar. Enshrined by Lord Shiva, the temple was built in the 19th century and boasts of a spectacular architectural style. Constructed in white marbles, the temple house a five faced idol of Lord Mahadev- four of its faces represent the four directions that they face, while the fifth one looks upwards and is a symbol of purity and spiritual progress.
Pap Mochani Temple is one of the most famous attractions in the state. Its presiding deity is Goddess Gayatri who is believed to be a powerful Goddess who can absolve one's sins. It is also associated with the Legend of the Mahabharata - Ashwatthama is believed to have visited the temple to seek salvation. The traditional Hindu temple architecture also draws tourists in large numbers.
Jagatpita Brahma Mandir or the Brahma Temple located in Pushkar, Rajasthan is the most famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Brahma who is considered as the creator of Universe. Being the only temple dedicated to Brahma in India, it attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year. The small town of Pushkar seems holy because of the presence of Brahma Temple.
Dedicated to Lord Mahadev (Shiva), the Apteshwar Temple is actually an underground shrine. One of the most visited temples in Rajasthan, Apteshwar Temple is a perfect blend of splendid architecture and spiritual importance thus attracting both tourists as well as devotees.
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The largest and the most ancient temple of Pushkar, Varaha Temple is dedicated to Varaha The Boar which is the third incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu. The Varaha temple houses an image of lord Vishnu in the incarnation of wild boar.
Savitri temple is located atop the Savitri Hill. The one and half hour climb to the temple is hard and strenuous. Both, idols of Brahma's first wife Savitri and his second consort Gayatri are present here, though Savitri is always worshipped first.
Rangji temple is a reflection of South Indian architectural style with glimpses of Mughal design as well. It is in the top three temples of Pushkar dedicated to one of the incarnations of Vishnu, Rangji. The temple is a major attraction for south Indian pilgrims.
Pushkar Bazar is where one can find a variety of traditional Rajasthani products including apparel, accessories, jewellery, decor items and items for daily use. It is the best market to buy the local leather work, puppets and the bangles made in the region. This is where the colours of Rajasthan can be found in a variety that is awe-inspiring.
Atmeshwar Temple is a famous religious attraction that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Shivalinga is located a few feet below the ground level. A narrow hallway leads to the shrine. The Shivalinga is seen encircled by a serpent (the Naga) made of copper.
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