Pushkar’s Brahma temple to get a 27 crore facelift
Construction of a spiritual center is on the cards.
Last Updated: February 1, 2018, 1:06 pm
Jaipur: The world's foremost temple dedicated to the 'Creator Brahma' is set to get a facelift. Travellers from India and overseas will get a unique spiritual experience at this temple located in Pushkar, Rajasthan. The renovation of this temple and construction of a spiritual center will cost about 27 crore rupees. The project has been approved by the archaeological survey of India. The temple premises will have a dedicated spiritual park which is likely to attract visitors from India and the Western world alike. The journey through the four eras or 'Yugs' will be portrayed through this park. Along with this an amphitheater that can accommodate about 700-800 people has also been planned. One of the most important aspects of this entire renovation project is the importance given to the needs of elderly as well as people with disabilities. An elevator has been planned that will ensure a convenient travel for such people. There will also be a new entrance to the temple through this complex. A parking space to accommodate about 500 vehicles and a new place for the washrooms has also been planned. The present temple occupies about 2 bhiga land however as per the new layout it will have a space of nearly 9 bhiga land. Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje is expected to be here and lay the foundation for this project on the 10th of October. Although the present Brahma temple structure dates to the 14th century, the temple is believed to be 2000 years old. The temple is mainly built of marble and stone stabs. A red pinnacle (shikhara) and a hamsa bird motif is one of the unique aspects of this temple. Its sanctorum holds the central images of Brahma and his second consort Gayatri. The temple is governed by the Sanyasi (ascetic) sect priesthood.
First published: October 9, 2017