Devotees from across the globe flock to the holy Pushkar lake on the occasion of Kartik Purnima every year. A famous pilgrimage of the Hindus, Pushkar Lake has a legend attached to it. According to the legend, Lord Brahma chose Pushkar as the site to perform his Vedic Yagna, when a lotus flower held in his hand dropped on Pushkar. As a result of which water spurted out from the place where the lotus fell.
The word Pushkar means ‘born due to a flower’. It is believed that if one takes a holy bath at Pushkar Lake on the day of Kartik Purnima, one gets rid of one’s sins. It is also believed that the waters of Pushkar Lake are endowed with medicinal properties, which can cure skin ailments. After taking a bath in the lake the devotees head for the Brahma temple located near the lake. It is the only Brahma temple in the world. Devotees light butter lamps and release them into the waters of the lake. The view of the beautiful lamps is a sight to behold.