A cable car temple in Rajasthan’s Pushkar shows nature in its most beautiful form

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  • This cable car temple in Rajasthan is located on Ratnagiri hills in Pushkar
  • Dating back to the 7th century, it is a renowned pilgrimage site for Hindus and is dedicated to Goddess Savitri and hence is called Savitri Temple.

As it is located on a hill at a height of 750 feet from surroundings, those visiting here have two options to reach the temple—roapway and steps. While the steps are steep, the roapway is better as it also presents the mesmerising view of Aravalis covering the surroundings.

On the other hand, the steps cover a distance of 1.5 kilometres but it comprises a strenuous effort to reach temple via them.

The temple bespeaks a story from ancient times when lord Brahma and his wife Savitri had a a tiff. Brahma was performing yajna for which a wife’s presence is sacrosanct, however, Savirti went late to join him in this ritual.

Eventually, Brahma completed his yang by making another girl, Gayatri, sit along with him who became his second wife. This annoyed Savitri who went on the hill top, aggrieved and annoyed. Later, Brahma convinced her that she will always be worshipped first and then will Gayatri be worshipped.

Savitri Devi temple

This tradition continues till date in this temple as aarti is performed first at Savitri temple and then it is performed at Gayatri temple. Both Savitri and Gayatri’s idols are now installed at the Savitri temple here out of which . Savitri’s idol dates back to around 7th century AD.

The Savitri Temple overlooks the pristine town of Pushkar and captures the views of surrounding valleys. The temple can be spotted from the Pushkar Lake too.

If you wanna  enjoy the view of Pushkar, then visit this temple and behold the beauty of nature in your eyes.

Oh, one more thing—you need to be extra careful of monkeys around who might join you in your party time while you are enjoying your snacks and choclates.

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