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Pushkar

Pushkar FairPushkar is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.. It is situated 14 km (8.7 mi) northwest of Ajmer at an average elevation of 510 m (1,670 ft) and is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for devout Hindus. It is often called "Tirth Raj" - the king of pilgrimage sites - and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourists.

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation. It is mentioned that Brahma performed penance here for 60,000 years to have a glimpse of Vishnu.

Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples are not very old because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area.] Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. The most famous among all is the Brahma Temple built during the 14th century CE. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world.
Other temples of Brahma include Bithoor in Uttar Pradesh, Indiap'; village Asotra near Baotara city of Barmer district in Rajasthan.
Pushkar is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) held in November.

The natural environment of Pushkar and the sacred lake has become increasingly degraded in the last few decades. The problems stem mainly from over-development of tourist facilities and the deforestation of the surrounding area.

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