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Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India



Lord Varaha is the main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Here deity measures 2 feet in height, Lord look likes has the body of a boar and the head of a man.

Interesting Facts

  • The temple is considered one of the eight Swayambhu Kshetra of Vishnu where presiding deity is believed to have manifested on its own.
  • Seven other temples in the line are Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple, Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple, and Vanamamalai Perumal Temple in South India and Saligrama, Naimisaranya, Pushkar and Badrinath Temple in North India.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are November to February.


Highest - April to June (42°C during day and 27°C during night)Average - August (32°C during the day and 26°C during night)Lowest - December to February (20°C during day and 16°C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Pushkar Bus Station
1.2 KM 18002000103
Amjer Railway Station
13.7 KM 0145–2432535
Jaipur International Airport
153 KM 0141-2550623


The temple itself is built of heavy stone and plaster in typical Rajasthani Haveli style. Situated inside a walled temple compound, the structure has large pilasters, gateways, chhatris and hanging eaves. Devotees ascend a long staircase to the entrance on one side. Presiding Deity is called as Varaha and Mother is called as Pundareegavalli. The temple has 2 feet white idol of Lord Varaha in the sanctum sanctorum. The Lord has the body of a boar and the head of a man.

Various sculptures, elegant carvings, life-size statues of Dwarapalakas and gold-styled pillars depicting Garuda, the mythical bird are situated within the temple. Varaha Ghat is one of Pushkar's most important Ghats and the 7 Kms parikrama traditionally starts out from the Ghat. The Temple has an elegant structure and is heavily decorated with invaluable ornaments. The temple was said to be 150 feet in height and ornamented with excellent Vaishnava sculptures as per ancient records.

Religious Significance

According to a legend, Demon Hiranyaksha has carried the Mother Earth and went under the Cosmic Ocean. To save earth, Lord Vishnu appeared as Wild Boar with two tusks to rescue Mother Earth from the demon Hiranyaksha and fought with him for thousands of years and brought back the Mother Earth holding between the two tusks and restored it in the Universe in original position.


The original Varaha Temple was built in Pushkar during the reign of King Anaji Chauhan (1130-1150 A.D.), who was the grandfather of King Prithviraj Chauhan. It was destroyed by the Ghaznavid army under Arnoraja during that time. The temple was first rebuilt by the Hada Chatrasal of Bundi and was again destroyed by Aurangzeb. It was rebuilt in 1727 by Raja Sawai Jai Singh-II of Jaipur. To this day the ruins of stone lintels, carvings and broken architectural ornaments lie strewn about the temple compound. The temple was again renovated in 1806 by Gokul Chand Parikh a Scindia minister.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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