On the edge of the Thar desert in Rajasthan, lies a little oasis - Pushkar. Located just 11 kms from Ajmer , this tiny tranquil town situated on the banks of the picturesque Pushkar Lake , is an important pilgrimage spot for Hindus as it has the only Brahma temple in the country. The temple is dedicated to the creator of the universe and is located near the holy lake, which according to legend was created when Brahma dropped a lotus flower and performed a yagna - a sacrificial ritual. Every year, pilgrims gather here in the holy Hindu month of Kartika to pray and bathe in the holy waters of the lake. The most important day is Kartika Poornima - full moon night.
The town is also famous for the Pushkar fair, a cattle fair held here since centuries. Apart from cattle, animals like camels and horses are also bought and sold.