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Gayatri Temple in Pushkar

One of the major attractions of Pushkar, Gayatri temple is dedicated to Goddess Gayatri. The Temple is set at the top of a hill by the side of the holy pond. To reach the temple, devotees need to climb a small hill. Goddess Gayatri is worshipped in the temple along with Lord Brahma and Goddess Savitri.

As per Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma released a swan with a lotus in its beak from the heaven to drop to the place where he would perform a grand yagna. The place was Pushkar and that is why, it is considered a major pilgrimage spot for Hindus.

Goddess Gayatri is the consort of Lord Brahma and it is believed that she stood by him while he performed the yagna at Pushkar. However, Goddess Gayatri was an untouchable. According to the legend, it is believed that to purify her she was put into the mouth of a cow and taken out from the other end.

The star attraction of the temple is its wonderful Rajasthani architecture. The architecture of the temple offers an opportunity to know about the culture of Rajasthan to every visitor. The temple holds immense spiritual importance. Because of this importance, a huge number of devotees visit the temple everyday to offer prayers to Goddess Gayatri.