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Story of Brahma and Pushkar City

Pushkar in Rajasthan is one of the oldest cities in India and is deeply associated with Hindu religion. The city is associated with Brahma, the creator of the universe.  The story of Brahma and Pushkar city begins with Brahma searching for a divine place to conduct a Mahayajna.

He searched numerous places and finally decided to conduct the yajna in Pushkar.

But the city of Pushkar was in the control of a demon named Vajranash. He practiced Adharma and killed scores of living beings. Brahma's requested the demon to leave the place. But words of peace fell on deaf ears. The demon attacked Brahma.

Brahma took out a lotus flower and chanted a mantra. The lotus flower immediately turned into fierce weapon and killed the demon.

During the fight a petal of the lotus flower fell on earth and the Pushkar Lake was formed. 

After killing the demon, Brahma performed the yajna and the place became divine.

It is said that to perform the Yajna, Brahma needed the presence of his consort Goddess Saraswati. But she was not present at the time of Yajna.

Therefore Gayatri, a Gurjar girl, was married to Brahma and performed the yagna. This act made Goddess Saraswati angry and she cursed Brahma saying that he would be worshiped in Pushkar only.