Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples and ghats in Pushkar are from the 18th century and later, because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area. Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. The prime attraction of Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake which is considered sacred. Because of this lake Pushkar has become a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Legend has it that this lake was consecrated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe when a lotus dropped from his hand into the vale and a lake emerged in that place.
Below a small selection of photos taken during a visit to the center and lake of Puskhar in the evening. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.