Pushkar, Rajasthan, India, Mar 2009
Pushkar (Hindi: पुष्कर), Rajasthan is famous for its Brahma Temple as well as the annual Pushkar Mela.
Pushkar situated 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer is a sacred town for the Hindus. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas,that it found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great Hindu epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana make references to this religious place regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Evidence points to its having existed during the fourth century B.C. lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle. Pushkar comes alive during the mela, but is visited during other times as well. Many Ghats run down to the Holy Lake where pilgrims are constantly bathing in the holy waters.
Here are some pictures of Pushkar, Rajasthan. Mar'09.
Pictures from the earlier trip in Nov'05 is posted here: http://photos.suchit.in/Travel/Ajmer-Pushkar-Rajasthan-India/6558196_nPsJw/