It is semi circular lake around which there are 52 "Ghats". The maximum
depth of lake is 10 mts .
The lake is a holy place and is known as the king of the "Trithas".
The bath of Pushkar is thought to be more important than of any other place.
The holy dip in this lake on kartika purnima is thought to be salvation giving
. The man who Baths in the Shukla paksha of kartika month and has the darshan
of varaha will not take rebirth on this earth and enjoy the bliss of heaven
.The people who have a holy dip at the lake on karitha purnima , gain the fruit
equal to do the jap and tap for 100 years . There are many yajna spots which
cannot be counted even by vrishpati , the teacher of the gods .
Every year Pushkar comes alive in the joyous festivities , cultural extravaganza
and the cattle marketing of the famous Pushkar fair . This fair is one of
the major cultural reflectors of the state of rajasthan and people from different
parts of india gather on the fair ground to participate in the various entertaining
events there . Pushkar pulsates with vibrant energy and activity during the
fair held on the kartik purnima which falls on the month of october or november
and usually continues for about 5 days . The pushkar lake is considered to
be one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in India , The only one in the country
associated with L:ord Brahma . The place simple teems with the devotees and
the hoky men or sagas in various garbs who come to the temple (Jagat Pita
Shri Brahma Mandir ) to pray and take a holy dip in the sacred waters of the
pushkar lake . apart from the religious rituals and festivities , people participate
in a number of cultural and sporting events .
The Variety of folk dances and songs land vivid splashes of colour and music
to the atmosphere that is already charged with excitement of the camel races
and the cattle fair . the barganing process , which involves a great deal
of haggling between the camel traders and the buyers , add to the spirit of
the fair. This fair attracts people not only from India but a large number
of tourists from other countries as well . The Rajasthan Tourism Development
Corporation has taken adequate measures to Facilitate convinient access of
the fair site and to accomodate fairgoers .
The RTDC maintains the pushkar tourist village and the Sarovar Hotel in Pushkar
. In the year 2003 the pushkar mela will be held from 2 nd to 9 th November