Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer. The
charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas,that it
found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great Hindu epics of Mahabharat and
Ramayana make references to this religious place regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Evidence points to
its having existed during the Fourth century B.C. Lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a
desert is no less than a miracle.
This is the only existing temple dedicated to lord Brahma and was constructed in the 14th
century, standing on a high plinth with marble steps leading up to it.
A beautiful carved silver turtle sits on the floor facing the sanctum or Garbha Griha. The marble
floor around the silver turtle is embedded with hundreds of silver coins, with donors’ name
engraved on them