Pushkar in Rajasthan is a holy town famous for the lake, various ghats, temples and a huge annual camel fair in November.
Though Brahma is considered to be the creator of the world, Pushkar has one of only two temples of this important deity. This is also considered as Adi Teerth or Teertharaj meaning ancient holy place or the most important of holy places respectively. A bath in the holy lake at Pushkar and worship at Brahma temple is held in very high regards. Brahma is the first god in the Hindu triumvirate of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Vishnu and Shiva.
Pushkar is abound with temples which trace their origin to ancient times. Aurangzeb, the Mogul emperor tried his best to eliminate all these temples. However they were always rebuilt and they still stand tall. Legends claim that, at one time, the shores of the Pushkar Lake were hosting 500 temples and 52 palaces.