PUSHKAR- is a flourishing temple town
full of religious myths and faiths, the biggest attraction
being the temple of Lord Brahma-Lord of Creation; this
is the only existing temple dedicated to Lord Brahma.
It was constructed in 14th century, and stands on a
high plinth with marble steps leading up to it.
||A beautifully carved silver turtle
sits on the floor facing the sanctum -sanctorum
or garbha- griha. The marble floor around the silver
turtle is embedded with hundreds of silver coins;
silver coins with the donor's names engraved on
them are also inset in the walls of temple.
Peacocks adorn the temple walls as they are believed
to be the vehicle of Goddess Saraswati - the goddess
of wisdom and consort of Lord Brahma. A small image
of milkmaid Gayatri, flanks the four faced image of
Lord Brahma and is known as Chaumurti. The sanctuary
has silver doors inside a carved marble gateway. Steps
in the corner lead to a small cave dedicated to Lord
Mehandipur Bala Ji
Long ago the image of Lord Balaji and that of Pret Raja
(the King of spirits) appeared from the Arawali hills.
Now people suffering from malignant spirits and black
magic or spell get their relief when they make an appeal
for relief to Shri Bheruji Pret Raj Sankar who holds
his court and awards punishment to the malignant spirits,
ghosts, goblins, ghouls, evil eyed witches etc.
Shrine of Balaji, Court of Pret Raja, Pooja griha,
Bheruji temple are sum of the spots worth seeing here.
Religious ritualistic performances, charity, feeding
the poor, homeless and incapacitated people, water supply
for all and fodder for cows and stray animals are the
activities of this temple.