History of this place dates back in the time when it is said that the Right arm of Maa Sati fell to this place. The best information about the origin and the formation of this temple, people can mingle with local people.
The place, whereon Goddess Sati’s two manivedikas-wrists fell, is known as Manivedika Temple and the Icon, installed later in a temple, is called Gayatri Devi. There are two idols here, one is of Devi sati and called as Gayatri. The other idol in this temple is of Lord Shiva Known as the Sarvananda . Meaning of Gayatri is Saraswati. Saraswati is the goddess of Knowledge in Hindu culture. This temple is considered as the ideal place for Gayathri Mantra sadhana.
The temple is constructed on a hill and made of stones on which various idols of gods and Goddess are engraved. The art and architecture of the temple are commendable and the huge pillars show the grandness of this holy structure.
Manivedika Shakti Peetha Rajasthan
Pushkar Mela is the star attraction here and it attracts crowd in exorbitant number, both domestic and international as well. Navratri that falls two times in a year- one in the month of March or April and other in the September or October month depending on the Hindu calendar, is the major festival here. Navratri are celebrated for over 9 days, with some people not eating any type of food that is derived from the soil for these nine days. Special ceremonies and rituals are carried during these days. Person (Almost every day) offers their offering to the god in form of fruit, milk, homemade sweets etc. Another festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm is the ‘Shivaratri’ and during this day, people keep fast, pour milk on the Shiv Lingam and offers ‘Bail’ (A type of fruit) to the god idol.
Temple remains open from 6 am to 7 pm.
Buses directly to Pushkar are available from major cities of Rajasthan.
Railway: Although there is no direct train to Pushkar from major station but from Jaipur you will get lot number of trains plying to this part.
Nearest airport is in the Jaipur and both national and international flights are available to this airport.