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Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India. The date of its actual founding is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation and it is believed that Brahma performed penance here for 60,000 years. One of the five sacred pilgrimage sites for devout Hindus, it is often called the king of pilgrimage sites and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourists. It has five principal temples, many smaller temples and 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to Pushkar Lake to bathe in the sacred waters. The sage Parasara is said to have been born here. His descendants, called Parasara Brahamanas, are found in Pushkar and the surrounding area. The famous temple of Jeenmata has been cared for by Parasara Brahmans for the last 1000 years. The city is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair.

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