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Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan

Pushkar is situated in the state of Rajasthan in India. The lake of Pushkar is situated in a valley about 10 kms to the northwest of Ajmer. It is surrounded by hills on three sides and desert on the other side. It is one of the most holy place for Hindus. Pushkar is really a quite peaceful and beautiful place. The lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and more than 500 Hindu temples are situated around the lake. It is a supreme place of pilgrimage for Hindus.
Most of the Hindus visit here for visit to Brahma Temple, they take a dip in the holy water of Pushkar Lake before going to the temple. The water of Pushkar Lake is clean and the lake is surrounded by many temples and ghats. There is a ghat on lake famous as "Sunset Point" where Indian and foreign tourists assembled in the evening to see the beautiful Sun set . You may find many local indians and foreign tourist playing their musical instruments on this ghat in the evenings.

History of Pushkar Lake

There is a great story about the creation of the Pushkar Lake by the Creator GodBramha. Pushkar was created from the petals of a lotus flower which fell from the hand of Lord Brahma. Brahma is the residing deity in Pushkar and has a temple dedicated to him. The Brahma Temple in Pushkar is one of its kind in India.
According Hindu scriptures, Brahma saw a demon trying to kill his children and harassing people. He killed the demon with a lotus-flower. During the fight lotus petals fell on the ground at three places and springs emerged creating three lakes. When Brahma came down to the earth, he named the place where the flower (pushpa) fell from his hand (kar) as Pushkar.
Brahma is supposed to have performed sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month). According to a legend, the lake was formed when Lord Brahma wanted to perform a yagna here.

How to Reach
There are direct buses between Pushkar and Ajmer. So pilgrims can easily visit this place. If someone has to arrive here by air then the nearest airport is in Jaipur, that is at the distance of 3 hours by time from Pushkar.