Meeting the various forms of Lord Shiva in Pushkar

20 Jan

Pushkar is a small Hindu temple town in Rajasthan that is full of temples, either every alternate building is a temple or every house has a temple. In addition to the famous (and one of the few in the world) Lord Brahma temple, there are numerous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva here. According to Hindu mythology when Lord Shiva’s wife – Lady Sati died, Shiva cried so much that his tears created 2 ponds and one them is in Pushkar.

Hence it was not surprising that while walking around this town we came across Lord Shiva in various forms. While it was prohibited to take pictures inside the temples, we captured Shiva on camera in various other places. I am sharing a few of theseΒ here in my 100th post today.

We found this small kid wandering on the road dressed exactly like Lord Shiva. However unlike the Lord he demanded a small fee to be photographed. πŸ™‚

A kid dressed as Lord Shiva

A kid dressed as Lord Shiva

There was a small cart selling gulalΒ (colorful powder) and this picture looked like numerous small colorful Shivlings.

Small colorful Shivas

Small colorful Shivas

Lord Shiva was pretty much everywhere and some on books too –

Lord Shiva on the notebook

Lord Shiva on the notebook

Notice Lord Shiva’s statue on the seat of the bike. This was parked outside our guest house everyday. πŸ™‚

Lord Shiva on a bike

Lord Shiva on a bike

We saw this statue near Bada Pushkar which was the original Pushkar and the Lake.

All Gods in one statue

All Gods in one statue

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18 Responses to “Meeting the various forms of Lord Shiva in Pushkar”

  1. Terri at Time To Be Inspired January 21, 2013 at 07:57 #

    Love the little “commercial” Lord Shiva!

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    • getsetandgo January 21, 2013 at 11:46 #

      Me too… He was super cute and street smart.. πŸ™‚

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  2. Arti January 21, 2013 at 08:53 #

    You capture the very essence of the town in your post and how! Stunning pictures Snigdha — you now make me want to go and explore the city yet again πŸ™‚

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    • getsetandgo January 21, 2013 at 11:47 #

      Thanks Arti and you have made my day with this comment….

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  3. kimberlysullivan January 21, 2013 at 12:34 #

    Beautiful photos! Wish I could book my ticket right now. : )

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    • getsetandgo January 21, 2013 at 17:05 #

      Thanks Kimberly… This place is definitely a must visit….

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  4. GalOnTrip January 22, 2013 at 00:44 #

    what are the colourful powders for, religious purposes? or something to eat (i hope not)? the colours are very attractive!

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    • getsetandgo January 22, 2013 at 16:39 #

      Hey, these colors are called gulal… We use them for coloring each other during the Indian festival of Holi or fofr creating rangolis in our houses… Rangolis are designs / patterns created on your doorstep for luck and good fortune…. These are not edible at all…

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  5. Niranjan January 23, 2013 at 15:09 #

    Interesting post!

    http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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    • getsetandgo January 23, 2013 at 16:07 #

      Thanks… It is an interesting place too πŸ™‚

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  6. jai bhole January 25, 2013 at 15:47 #

    Thanks for sharing it. Nice post..

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  7. emanonblogger January 27, 2013 at 12:21 #

    I love your photos! India is pretty high up on my list of places to go, hopefully I’ll get there soon!

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    • getsetandgo January 28, 2013 at 17:09 #

      Thanks emanonblogger… India is indeed a big, beautiful and a diverse country and we hope to see you here soon πŸ™‚

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  8. dedy oktavianus pardede January 29, 2013 at 08:06 #

    wow, that’s preety awesome,
    India is so colorfull, i just hope i’ll be there somehow and someday….

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    • getsetandgo January 29, 2013 at 15:12 #

      Thanks… India is a big, beautiful and a diverse country… A must visit at least once.. πŸ™‚

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  9. iwouldratherbewriting January 31, 2013 at 13:26 #

    Some really colorful pictures here…Incredible India πŸ™‚

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