Sky Watch Friday- Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

by Mridula on October 18, 2013

in Canon D550,Photography,Rajasthan,Sky Watch

Pushkar Lake (Rajasthan, India)  is a beauty, more so at the sunset. The sunset can be seen from the lake and everything around it becomes even more magical. However, the lake itself could be better maintained. As of now the ghats are dirty. The water too looks green and full of algae. Pushkar Lake is of religious significance to the Hindus so on the main ghats you can walk only barefoot.

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Sarovar, Rajasthan, India

I got serene blue skies in the late evening. The lake by now was a beautiful mirror. Sarovar means lake in Hindi and the banks are known as Ghats. The lake attracts a lot of tourists both pilgrims and people who are there just to enjoy its beauty. I belong to the second category. Many Hindu priests would ask you if you would like to perform a pooja (prayer) by the Pushkar Lake. I have always declined and the pandas (priests) have never troubled me. I have been to Pushkar Lake twice.

Puskhar Lake, Rajasthan, India

Puskhar Lake, Rajasthan, India

The lake’s origin are traced back to 4th century BC as it has been depicted on coins from that era. Otherwise according to the Hindu Mythology it is as old as creation itself. Pushkar has a temple devoted to Lord Brahma and this lake is also said to originate from his lotus petals that fell on the ground in a fight with Asuras (demons). The water of the lake is said to have healing properties.

Pushkar at Sunset, Rajasthan, India

Chhavi Playing at the Pushkar Lake at Sunset, Rajasthan, India

For me the trip was doubly special as it was the first daughter-mom trip! We had a great time and I am already planning the next trip with her! She hates posing for the camera and with great difficulty I manage to click a few decent pictures of her.

This post is part of Sky Watch Friday. Do check it out.

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Rutavi Mehta November 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Pushkar has been my first solo trip as women. And thats where i discovered my passion for travel. Mirdiula loved you personal touch here and its great to be part of daughter trip. Chavi is lucking to have a mother like you.

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Ankita Sinha (@ankionthemove) October 20, 2013 at 9:37 am

Your little doll “Chhavi is v v cute” and the pictures are breathtaking too..

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Neha Sharma October 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Wonderful pictures

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indu chhibber October 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Nice pics Mridula

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Bharati singha October 19, 2013 at 4:45 am

Beautiful, beautiful, and beautiful

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Laura Hegfield October 19, 2013 at 4:29 am

BEautiful… especially the reflection image at the bottom, wow!

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Meghana October 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Such amazing shots…

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Abhra October 18, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Wow, wonderful wide angle shots!

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Rat October 18, 2013 at 11:08 pm

serene it is. beautiful capture.. :)

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thomas October 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Beautiful lake and reflections.

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PN Subramanian October 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Awesome clicks. The water in the lake looks OK by Indian standards!

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Niranjan October 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Lovely skies, Mridula!

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A.H. October 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Love the photographs. And maybe if you tell your daughter that you are sharing some of her photos on the internet (and we love them), she’ll pose better. I’ve found that to always work with my little cousin.

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sindhoooo October 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Wah! What a photography!

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Rajesh October 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Wow…nice reflections. Love the first one.

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angan chandra October 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

very good photography, especially the first one

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Anuradha Shankar October 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

nice pics, Mridula. esp the last one with chhavi. pls tell her we love all your photos of her. she looks so cute!!! and as to Pushkar, the lake looks cleaner than I remember it. it was so much worse then.

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R.Ramakrishnan October 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Captivating & charming reflections in the crystal clear still waters. Simply mesmerizes the viewer.

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My Unfinished Life October 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Pushkar is one place i keep going back again and again..and totally love the ambiance….though as u rightly said..lake needs much more maintenance that it is given right now!!

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Harsha October 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Perfect Capture..The Sky,The buildings with its reflection in water makes it even better.. :D

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Bushra October 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Lovely captures! Beauty at its best!

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Joyful October 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

Beautiful scenery and reflections in the water.

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Lady Fi October 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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Jim October 18, 2013 at 10:24 am

Great collection of shots

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TheDeeZone October 18, 2013 at 10:12 am

Nice. Love the reflections.

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rupam { xhobdo } October 18, 2013 at 10:02 am

Awesome captures.
Have a nice weekend.

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Anu October 18, 2013 at 7:06 am

Wow! The sunset, the tranquil atmosphere, and the reflection of houses in the lake – altogether make a great pic! Sure you both had a great time!

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