Jagat Pita Brahma Temple
The Jagat Pita Brahma Temple is located on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. This is probably the only important Brahma Temple in the country where the Creator of Universe is worshipped with immense faith. Located on the Brahma Ghat of Pushkar Lake, the temple was originally built in the 14th century and stands on a raised platform. A four faced idol of Brahma was installed in 1809. Marble steps lead up to the temple that has a red spire and an image of Hans, the vehicle of Lord Brahma, on the top of the main doorway to distinguish it from numerous other temples nearby.
A lovely silver carved turtle can be seen sitting with its face towards the sanctum sanctorum. The black and white chequered tiles floor around the turtle is full of silver coins donated by the devotees with their name and the birth and death anniversary date of their loved ones engraved on it.
The image of Lord Brahma is in a cross legged position with Savitri on his right and Gayatri on the left side.
The temple becomes especially important during the Kartik Purnima in the months of October- November. This is the time when the sleepy town of Pushkar comes alive with the joyous Pushkar festival. It is also the time which marks the period during which Brahma performed his Yagna in Pushkar. Numerous people with deep faith in their hearts take a holy dip in the water of Pushkar Lake and bow their head before the Jagat Pita, Lord Brahma.