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Pushkar

PUSHKAR, a town of India, in Ajmere district, Rajputana, 7 m. N. of Ajmere town. Pop. (1901), 3831. It derives its name from 'a small lake among the hills, 2389 ft. above the sea, in which Brahma is once said to have bathed as a penance. It contains one- of the very few temples, in all India, dedicated to Brahma. At the annual celebration (Oct.-Nov.) about 100,000 pilgrims come to bathe in the lake.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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