Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Brahma Ji

Location: Pushkar God Worshipped: Lord Brahma
District: Ajmer Road Distance from Jaipur: 150 Kms
Built in the year: Around 1401 A.D. Nearest Airport: Sanganer, Jaipur (180 kms)
By The great Sage Vishwamitra Nearest Rly. Station: Ajmer (15 kms)
       

Cause of Establishment:
Brahma performed a yajna to expiate the curse he was subjected to by Savitri who felt offended by him. At the completion of the yajna, Vishwamitra established this temple.

       
Brief of the Deity:

With the idol of Lord Brahma (the father of all beings), there is also enshrined the idol of Gayatri. Besides, other idols of gods and goddesses are there.Brahma is the first member of the Hindu triad.He represented the supreme spirit mamifested as the active creator of the universe. He sprang from the mundance egg deposited by the supreme first cause he is the Prajapati or Lord and Father of all creation . He is sad to be of red color . He has four head . Originally he had five heads but was burnt by shiva .
Religious sect to which the temple belongs:
Sanyasi cult

Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

Lord Shankaracharya renovated this temple. Afterwards in 1401 A.D. Maharaja Jawat Raj of Ratlam made more additions and repaired the old temple but the main temple over the centuries has retained its original form. Marble flooring from time to time was required. The temple Shikhar (Pinnacle) is 700' high.

Material of Construction:

Like the architecture of Somnath temple, here also stone slabs and blocks were joined together with smolten lead.

Total Construction Time: Two or Three years at least
Religious aspects of temple:

Brahma occupies an equal place in the Hindu Triad. He is the Lord of creation while Vishnu and Shankar respectively preside over preservation of the creation and destruction there of respectively. All Hindus worship Lord Brahma with the same zeal as they have while worshiping Vishnu and Shankar.

Unique features of the temple:

It is only one of its kind in the whole world. There are not many temples of Lord Brahma. This is the most prominent one. A flight of steps leader to the entrance gate which has archway. On the top are the pillared canopies which make the temple very graceful.The temple has the style of medieval times .

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):

All Hindu festivals are organized here. In the bright half of the Kartika month the famous Pushkar fair is held. Millions of people come and also take a bath in the holy Pushkar lake. Various rites and rituals are performed in this temple at that time. This is a yearly phenomenon.

Timings:
Morning Time: Winter: 6.30 am to 8.30 pm

Evening Time:

Summer: 6.00 am to 9.00 pm
Custom & Traditions of Temple:
Details of Temple:
Sanctrum(Sanctorum): Brahma and Gayatri, Other gods and goddesses
Verandah: Yes (of marble)
Garbh Grah: yes (of marble)
Vandana (If any particular) in text:

As per scripture and ritualistic observances on Poornima (Full moon night) and Amavasya (moonless night) special rites are performed.

Issues requiring global attention for conservation, protection and improvement of the temple:

the temple of lord Brahma is unique as it is a rave temple .The puranas have description of this temple .The twmple of lord Brahma is unique as it is a rare temple .The puranas have description of this temple . This confirms the antiquity of this shrine of lord Brahma .All efforts for presevation and upkeep of the temple should be made as it temple a precious heritage.


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