Savitri Temple Pushkar
The Savitri temple in Pushkar is located on the Ratnagiri hill which is a popular pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Savitri. It is a very difficult task to climb the top of the hill, but it is believed that the more difficult you work, the more you get ‘Tapas’. In this temple, you will find idols of Lord Brahma’s two wives, whose name is Savitri and Gayatri. But according to tradition, Goddess Savitri is always worshiped and then Goddess Gayatri is worshiped. Visitors can either trek at the entrance to the temple or ride in the cable cars, which take passengers to the temple. The ropeway ride is really fun, from which you can see a wonderful view of Pushkar town. However, many devotees prefer to climb 200 stairs, which go towards the temple, which they consider to be an important part of their pilgrimage place.
HISTORY OF THE ATTRACTION
There is an interesting story behind the rise of this temple which has mythological relation. Once, Lord Brahma was performing a sacrifice on the banks of Pushkar Lake where the presence of Goddess Savitri was needed. But when he was late in coming and the holy moments were passing, Brahma married another girl to complete this ritual. When Goddess reached, he was troubled to see someone else in his place and in his anger he cursed everyone present there. Later, he went to Ratnagiri hills for his work and turned into a river. After this incident the temple was constructed in his dedication and you will still see a small stream flowing near the temple.
If you are traveling by train, Ajmer railway station is closest to the temple and is connected to all the major cities of the country. You can also take a flight to Jaipur Airport and then take a taxi or bus to reach Savitri Temple.
THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND
For the sight of the Savitri temple, a beautiful view of the sunrises and sunset is visible from the hill. The atmosphere around the temple is so attractive that you can sit here and admire the beauty of nature.
OPENING/CLOSING TIMINGS AND DAYS
Savitri Temple in Pushkar is open from 5 a.m. to 12 noon and then from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all days of the week.
No entry fee is charged from visitors.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Holidays in Pushkar are enjoyed in the winter months when the climate is quite pleasant.