Pushkar is a small town in Rajasthan nestled around the sacred Pushkar Lake approximately 14 km from Ajmer. It is flanked by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Brahma struck Vajra Nabha the demon with his weapon, a lotus flower. Vajra Nabha died with the impact, and the petals of the lotus fell at three places. One of them is Pushkar, where the Pushkar Lake developed.
Pushkar is an important hindu pilgrimage site and has five principal temples and many smaller ones. Most of the temples are not very old as they were destroyed by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous of the temples is the Brahma Temple and this is one of the few Brahma temples in the country. There are 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to take baths in the sacred waters.