Brahma Temple, Pushkar

Just 11 km northeast of Ajmer is Pushkar, a small town sacred to the Hindus. The sanctity of the lake for Hindus is equal to that of Mansarovar in Tibet. According to tradition, a bath in its waters is as essential as pilgrimages to Badrinath, Dwarka and Puri, the traditional at least once in a lifetime places of pilgrimage.
Brahma Temple
The Padma (lotus) Puran (sacred legend) describes Pushkar as the place where Brahma, Lord of Creation killed a demon with a lotus. The petals fell at three spots where lakes emerged. Pushkar is the most important of them, for Brahma performed a yagna here on the full moon of Kartik (October/November). His consort, Savitri, could not be present on the occasion, so Brahma hastily married a Gurjar girl, Gayatri. When Savitri appeared she was furious. She cursed all those present, and said that Brahma would be worshiped at Pushkar only.
Epics, religious texts, coins and inscriptions bear evidence to the sanctity of Pushkar. Over the centuries it grew into a temple town, and today there are as many as 400 temples in Pushkar. Pushkar is a maze of temples, ashrams and one is never far from the sound of worship, from asceties and devotees. The most important temple is Brahma Temple.
Pushkar is best known for its Brahma Temple built in the 14th century standing on a high platform near Pushkar Lake. This is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma - Creator of the Universe, is worshipped.
A hans (goose-the official carrier of Brahma) spans the gateway to the temple which is crowned with a red spire. Marble steps lead up to the temple where a silver turtle lies embossed in the floor facing sanctorum.
An interesting feature is the coins studded in the floor, placed by devotees to commemorate the births and deaths of their loved ones. There are images of the peacock - the vehicle of Brahma's consort Saraswati on the walls.

The temple houses a statue of Lord Brahma in a palthi (seated) position. The temple also comprises of an image of Lord Vishnu, life sized dwarpals (door men) and Garuda pillars (a mythical bird, in gold).