Brahma Temple in Ajmer
The Brahma Temple in Ajmer is the only singular temple which is dedicated to Lord Brahma, constructed during the 14th century and is about 2000 years old. The temple is situated over a high platform which is decorated with marble steps, and one will come across a silver turtle which faces towards the 'Garbha Griha' or sanctum sanctorum. Stone slabs and a large amount of marble have been utilized for creating this beautiful temple which possesses a 'hamsa' bird motif and a pinnacle or 'shikhara'. The images of Lord Brahma and Goddess Gayatri, His second consort are located on the sanctum sanctorum. Numerable silver coins are engraved on the marble floor around the silver turtle and they are the donations of devotees.
Saraswati Temple in Ajmer
Goddess Saraswati, the wife of Lord Brahma is the presiding deity of the Saraswati Temple, Ajmer, which is embellished with beautiful carvings of peacocks and sculptures. A tiny image of Gayatri, the milkmaid is also existent in the temple, along with an image of the four-faced Lord Brahma and therefore it is termed as the 'Chaumurti'. Silver doors are present at the temple entrance, and a series of steps inside the temple would lead pilgrims to a cave dedicated to Lord Shiva. Creative individuals like writers and artists throng the temple in Pushkar to receive the blessings of Lord Brahma and Goddess Saraswati.
Savitri Temple in Ajmer
Savitri Temple is based on the hilly regions behind the Brahma Temple and is dedicated to the first wife of Lord Brahma, named Goddess Savitri. Pilgrims can approach the temple after ascending a flight of stairs. One can enjoy picturesque views of the wonderful lake and the local village surroundings, as well as the views of the sand dunes. A mythological legend asserts that while Lord Brahma was awaiting the arrival of Savitri Devi to commence a 'yagna' at Pushkar, he was irritated since He was kept waiting. Therefore he married Gayatri, the milkmaid in order to start the yagna immediately. Infuriated, Savitri cursed Her husband that he would be worshipped only at Pushkar and nowhere else. Thus it is believed that this temple was the divine resting place of the Goddess who had waited for a few moments. A marvelous idol of Goddess Savitri is there inside the temple.
Old Rangji Temple in Ajmer
Lord Rangji is a divine avatar of Lord Vishnu and the Old Rangji Temple of Ajmer had been established in the year 1823 by Hyderabad's Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal. The temple is extremely beautiful, especially due to the artistic fusion of the Mughal style, Rajput style and Dravidian or South Indian style of architectural characteristics.
Varaha Temple in Ajmer
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Varaha Temple had been established in 12th century by King Anaji Chauhan and it contains an idol of Lord Vishnu in His boar or 'Varaha' avatar. As per a Hindu legend, Varaha had protected the earth from the great depths of primeval waters, where it had been overburdened by the weight of the demon named 'Hirnayaksh'. The legend has added that Lord Vishnu descended on the earth in the form of a wild boar or the 'Varaha' incarnation to destroy Hirnayaksh and defend the land from his torturous actions. However, most of the temple structures had been demolished by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and the temple was restored in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II, the king of Jaipur.
Ajmer Jain Temple in Ajmer New Rangji Temple in Ajmer
The New Rangji Temple boasts of a typical southern Indian style of temple architecture, particularly due to the presence of a tall 'Gopuram' which bears a sharp resemblance to that popular in south-Indian temple art. This temple is quite popular.
Also referred to as 'Soniji Ki Nasiyan', the Ajmer Jain Temple is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara known as Adinath and was built in the latter portion of the 19th century, particularly in 1865. It is located at Prithvi Raj Marg in the city of Ajmer and is also famous as the 'Lal Mandir' or Red Temple. Ajmer Jain Temple is an architecturally rich temple since it is adorned with intricate silver, gold-work and previous stones and is subdivided into two distinct parts, one portion of which is utilized to worship Lord Adinath and the other portion consists of a museum and a large hall. The temple belongs to the Digambara sect. The main chamber is termed as 'Swarna Nagari' or City of Gold since it is enriched with exquisite gold-plated wooden idols portraying figures of Jainism. Glass engravings and paintings beautify the temple interiors.
Other Temples in Ajmer
Mahadeva Temple, Anted Ki Mata Temple and Mandir Shree Nimbark Peeth are some of the other temples in Ajmer.