Pujas at Brahma temple, Pushkar

You must have heard about the world-famous 2,000 years old Brahma temple in Pushkar. It’s the oldest, as well. Pushkar is also one of the revered paanch dhaam or pilgrimage sites, with the title of tirth raja or the King of all the Holy Sites in India. With 52 bathing...Read More
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You must have heard about the world-famous 2,000 years old Brahma temple in Pushkar. It’s the oldest, as well. Pushkar is also one of the revered paanch dhaam or pilgrimage sites, with the title of tirth raja or the King of all the Holy Sites in India. With 52 bathing ghats, the Pushkar lake and over 400 baby-blue temples built over different eras and palaces, this city is almost always reverberating hymns, chants, drums and gongs. Pushkar is often described in the scriptures as the only Brahma temple in the world, owing to the curse of Saraswati, and as the "King of the sacred places of the Hindus".

- The creative principle of the universe is called Brahma in Sanskrit.
- Brahma is worshipped and invoked particularly by scientists and people in power for generating more creative ideas to serve the world of men and matter.
- Those who are sitting in power invoke Brahma in order to surrender their ego and produce plans and schemes to serve the nation.
- Similarly, the research scholars invoke creative inspiration and flashes of new thoughts revealing the secrets of nature.
- People, who are seekers of great knowledge and consider it to be their true wealth, worship him.
- For those who want to create wealth worship Him, as money is also a matter, which can be created.
- Brahma creates new life and He writes people’s destinies.

We are part of the Creator (God) and our true nature is to create something new everyday. Worshipping Brahma is the only way to Lead to Ultimate Creation and Realization of the Purpose of our life.

Puja services offered at Brahma temple and Pushkar Sarovar:
1. Brahma Havan: Five brahmins would perform Homam at the sacred Pushkar lake in the morning. It would involve worshipping Lord Brahma and offering oblations to Him.
2. Abhishek and Maha Aarti at Pushkar Sarovar: Abhishek of Pushkar lake with milk and Maha Aarti at the famous Varah Ghat. 3 brahmins would perform it.
3. Aarti offering at the temple: Contribution would be done in your name for the entire day Aartis comprising of morning, afternoon and evening Aartis at the temple.
4. Brahmin Bhojan: Offering food and Dakshina to 21 Brahmins.

Legend: According to the Padma Purana, Brahma saw the demon Vajranabha (Vajranash in another version) trying to kill his children and harassing people. He immediately slew the demon with his weapon, the lotus-flower. In this process, the lotus petals fell on the ground at three places, creating three lakes: the Pushkar Lake or Jyeshta Pushkar (greatest or first Pushkar), the Madya Pushkar (middle Pushkar) Lake, and Kanishta Pushkar (lowest or youngest Pushkar) lake. When Brahma came down to the earth, he named the place where the flower ("pushpa") fell from Brahma's hand ("kar") as "Pushkar".

Brahma then decided to perform a yajna (fire-sacrifice) at the main Pushkar Lake. To perform his yajna peacefully without being attacked by the demons, he created the hills around the Pushkar — Ratnagiri in the south, Nilgiri in the north, Sanchoora in the west and Suryagiri in the east — and positioned gods there to protect the yajna performance. However, while performing the yajna, his wife Savitri (or Sarasvati in some versions) could not be present at the designated time to perform the essential part of the yajna as she was waiting for her companion goddesses Lakshmi, Parvati and Indrani. So Brahma married Gurjar girl, Gayatri and completed the yajna with his new consort sitting beside him, holding the pot of amrita (elixir of life) on her head and giving ahuti (offering to the sacrificial fire).

When Savitri finally arrived at the venue she found Gayatri sitting next to Brahma which was her rightful place. Agitated, she cursed Brahma that he would be never worshipped, but then reduced the curse permitting his worship in Pushkar. Savitri also cursed Indra to be easily defeated in battles, Vishnu to suffer the separation from his wife as a human, the fire-god Agni who was offered the yajna to be all-devouring and the priests officiating the yajna to be poor. Endowed by the powers of yajna, Gayatri diluted Savitri's curse, blessing Pushkar to be the king of pilgrimages, Indra would always retain his heaven, Vishnu would be born as the human Rama and finally unite with his consort and the priests would become scholars and be venerated. Thus, the Pushkar temple is regarded the only temple dedicated to Brahma. Savitri, thereafter, moved into the Ratnagiri hill and became a part of it by emerging as a spring known as the Savitri Jharna (stream); a temple in her honour exists here.

Eshwar Bhakti is not a temple representative. We offer puja services on your behalf at the temple. The fees includes arrangements for the puja, dakshina, prasada, photography, travelling charges and other miscellaneous costs including courier, payment collection, and government taxes.

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