Pushkar is a beautiful town in Rajasthan famous for its spiritual charm that draws the major attention of pilgrims from across the globe. A small holy town is located around 15 kilometers away from Ajmer in Rajasthan. Every year the town expects thousands of devotees and travel enthusiasts to flock here to experience the divine beauty of Pushkar. However, the city is the home of one of the rarest Brahma Temples in India that attracts Hindu devotees from over the world to seek the blessings of Lord Brahma.
One of the major attractions of Pushkar is Gurudwara Singh Sabha which draws Sikh Pilgrims in the town as well. It was believed that Nanak Sahib ji in 1509 and Guru Gobind Singh in 1706. Gurudwara commemorates their visit and was formerly called Nanak Dharamshala which is currently referred to as Gurudwara Sikh Sabha.
Gurudwara Pushkar History –According to the legends, it was believed that Guru Gobind Singh visited Pushkar while traveling in Rajputana in 1706 and stayed for every week. The priest named Chetan Das served him during his stay. The place where the Guru stayed is known as Gandhi Ghat. There is a stone slab inscribed as Gobind Ghat under a Kiosk in four different languages i.e., Devanagari, Gurumukhi, Persian, and Roman. Pushkar host a grand annual fair of Kartik Purnima (the full moon night) as Pushkar Fair which is held on a large scale and the most amazing significance of this fair is that the day also celebrates the Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism Community in India. This is truly an interesting fact to note that Guru Nanak visited Pushkar to take a holy dip in Pushkar Lake on the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, on his birthday. When he visited the city to perform this ritual, he held a conference with the contemporaneous Rajput rulers to enlist their support for deliverance motherland. He is believed to have encamped at Pushkar for over a week and gave Hukumnama to Pundit Chetandar, which is still in the possession of Pundit’s descendants.
The gurudwara was constructed at the beginning of the 19th century to remember the visits of both Guru Nanak Devji and Guru Govind Singhji. This has been demolished for its renovation and reconstruction for about 5 years back and its major uniqueness is that the structure is completely built using White Marble. It covers over 10 Bigha of land offering a peaceful experience to travelers. Through large-scale Kar Sewa under the able and worthy guidance and direction of renowned Sikh Saint and veteran Kar Sewak Baba Lakha Singh, the present monument was built. Baba’s headquarter tagged with scores of charitable units from Schools to Hospitals and Inns running Langar in Kota city. The Gurudwara at Pushkar was inaugurated on 23rd October 2005 albeit the Kar Sewa is still continuing wherein regular Langar – Prasad (blessed food) is served to the visitor. This is the best place to get a peaceful escape far away from the mundane lifestyle and seek the blessings of Sikh Gurus.
Around to gurudwara, there are many beautiful places to visit in Pushkar like Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake, The Thar Desert, Shri Sawai Bhoj Temple, and also the Savitri Temple. To make your Pushkar Tour Package worth it, it is suggested to plan a visit to Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. These places of attractions in Pushkar and Ajmer give the classic evidence of Rajasthan’s glorious history and spiritual significance of the state. So, while planning your visit to Pushkar, experience the calmness and peaceful aura in Gurudwara Sahib Sabha Pushkar.
How to Reach GurudwaraPushkar? Reaching Gurudwara Pushkar is very easy. It is located at very near to the Bus station. The Large white Heritage styled Building can be recognised from far. There are Facility to stay round the clock Food as well as Rest room for all the visitors. The temple is open from morning 5am till evening 9PM with short breaks in the Noon.