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Brahma Temple

Brahma Temple Pushkar city, Ajmer district, Rajasthan state, India. This temple is one of very few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, the god of creation (Hindu).

Mythology of Brahma Temple

The temple is described to have been built by Sage Vishwamitra after Brahma’s yagna. It is also believed that Brahma himself chose this location for his temple. The temple was renovated in the 8th century by Adi Shankara (Hindu philosopher), in the 14th century it was renovated again and the current structure was added by the Maharaja Jawantraj of Ratlam who made additions and repairs retaining the original temple. 

Architecture of Brahma Temple

The temple is made of marble stone slabs. There is an image of Hans, the vehical of Lord Brahma on top of the main doorway.
 The temple sanctum sanctorum holds the idol of four headed  (chaturmukha) Brahma. Three heads can be seen directly but the fourth which is behind is seen through the mirror. Brahma and his consort Gayatri can be seen in this temple. Facing the garbhagruha, is a turtle made of white marble. On the walls there are images of peacock and Goddess Saraswati. Inside the temple complex there is a silver doorway which leads down to a small cave temple of Lord Shiva. 

Story of Brahma Temple – Pushkar 

According to Padma Purana, Vajranabha a demon was trying to kill the children of Brahma and harassing people. When Bramha killed Vajranabha, three petals fell to the ground from his Lotus at three places forming three lakes, which was later called Jyeshta Pushkar, Madhya Pushkar and Kanishta Pushkar. When Brahma came down to the Earth, he named the place where the petals of the flower fell as Pushkar (Pushpa-flower; Kar-hand).  Brahma decided to perform a Yagna at Jyeshta Pushkar. In order to perform the Yagna peacefully without being attacked by the demons he created hills on four sides, Nilgiri to the North, Ratnagiri to the South, Surya Giri the East and Sanchoora to the West.

Savitri’s Curse To perform the Yagna he had to sit with his wife, Goddess Savitri. As Savitri delayed to come to the yagna in time, an annoyed Brahma requested Indira (The King Of Heaven) to find a suitable girl for him to Wed. Indira finds a Gujar’s daughter (a milkmaid) named Gayatri. Vishnu certifies the girl to be pure. Brahma completed the yagna with his new consort Gayatri sitting beside him. When Savitri finally arrives and sees Gayatri sitting next to Brahma, gets agitated and curses:

  • Brahma that he would ‘never be worshipped in any form on Earth’ but later reduces the curse and permits his worship in Pushkar,
  • Indira for helping Brahma, ‘to be easily defeated in battles’,
  • Vishnu to ‘suffer the separation from his wife as a human’, 
  • Agni who was offered the Yagna ‘to be all devouring’ and 
  • Priest to be always poor.

Endowed by the power of Yagna, Gayatri dilutes the curse given by Savitri. Gayatri blessed Pushkar to be the king of pilgrimage, Indira to retain his heaven, Vishnu to be born as Rama and unite with his wife and the priest to become scholars.  

Savitri moved to Ratnagiri hill and emerged as a spring (stream). There is a temple built here in her honor. Ratnagiri hill is behind the Brahma Temple. The temple and the Statue of Goddess Savitri is made of marble. While Gayatri, afraid of Savitri’s wrath, sits on the lower hill Suryagiri, at the eastern side of the lake.

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Brahma Temple – Pushkar Entry Fees
No Entry fees

Brahma Temple Pushkar Timings 
Monday to Sunday  – 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Closes in the afternoon – 1.30 to 3.30 p.m
Monday to Sunday  – 6:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.
Closes in the afternoon – 1.30 to 3.30 p.m

Best time to visit Brahma Temple Pushkar
October to March,
Summer are very hot.

Brahma Temple Pushkar Website
No Official Website

Brahma Temple Email
No Email Address

Brahma Temple Pushkar Phone Number
No official Contact Number

Brahma Temple Pushkar Address 
Brahmaji Temple
Brahma Temple Rd,
Ganahera, Pushkar, 
Rajasthan 305022

Brahma Temple Accommodation 

There is no accommodation inside the temple, there are a few Boarding & Lodging options in the city
However if you are looking for Royal Accomodation (Heritage Properties) you can check – Heritage

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Brahma Temple – Pushkar Distance
From Ajmer- 16 kilometres
From Jaipur – 147 kilometres  
From Jodhpur- 186 kilometres
From New Delhi – 402 kilometres

Places to Visit Near Brahma Temple – Pushkar

Ajmer Dargah
Pushkar Lake
Taragarh Fort
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
Akbari Fort & Museum
Ajmer Jain temple

How to reach Brahma Temple Pushkar


Direct buses to Ajmer are available from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer

You can also take shared auto rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) to the temple from Ajmer City which is 16 kilometres,  ₹250/ Person

Private auto rickshaw to the temple ₹550/One way, ₹800 both ways


The city is well connected from all sides, you can take taxi from Ajmer Junction railway station , or take the passenger train to Pushkar Terminal (Travel time approximately 01 Hours)

Brahma Temple is 2 kilometres from Central Railway Station, lot of Auto Rickshaw would be available ₹20/One way, ₹50 both ways


Nearest Jaipur International Airport (International / Domestic Airport) is 157 kilometres from Brahma Temple Pushkar Drivetime approximately 03 Hours

Bike / Car
Ajmer Bus Station –  Mahaveer Colony –  Nausar Ghati – Parasar Colony – Ganahera – Pushkar – Brahma Temple

NOTE – Information mentioned above is completely based the information that i received from the tourist guide

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