Varaha Temple in Pushkar
About Varaha Temple
Varaha Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Varaha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of a boar. The temple is located in the holy city of Pushkar in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is one of the many temples in Pushkar and is considered to be one of the most important ones.
The temple was built in the 12th century and is known for its beautiful architecture and intricate carvings. The temple is built on a raised platform and has a pyramidal roof. The walls of the temple are adorned with carvings of various Hindu deities and scenes from Hindu mythology.
The main deity of the temple is Lord Varaha, who is depicted in his boar form. The statue of Lord Varaha is made of black stone and is about 2 feet in height. The temple also has statues of other Hindu deities such as Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, and Goddess Lakshmi.
Things to Do and See
Visitors to Varaha Temple can take a tour of the temple and admire its beautiful architecture and carvings. They can also offer prayers to Lord Varaha and other deities in the temple. The temple is a peaceful and serene place, perfect for meditation and reflection.
Pushkar is a holy city and is known for its many temples and ghats. Visitors to Varaha Temple can also explore the other temples and ghats in Pushkar. The city is also known for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair, which takes place in November and is a popular tourist attraction.
How to Get There
Varaha Temple is located in Pushkar, Rajasthan. The nearest airport is in Jaipur, which is about 150 km away. The nearest railway station is in Ajmer, which is about 15 km away. From Ajmer, visitors can take a taxi or a bus to Pushkar.
Pushkar is well-connected by road and visitors can take a bus or hire a taxi from nearby cities such as Jaipur and Ajmer.
The main entrance of the temple
Lord Varaha Statue
The statue of Lord Varaha in the temple
The intricate carvings on the walls of the temple
The holy Pushkar Lake near the temple
Pushkar Camel Fair
The annual Pushkar Camel Fair, a popular tourist attraction
The beautiful architecture of the temple