The Savitri temple in Pushkar is located on the Ratnagiri hill which is a popular pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Savitri. It is a very strenuous work to climb on the hilltop but it is believed that the harder you work the more ‘Tapas’ are gained. In this temple you will find the idols of both the wives of Lord Brahma named Savitri and Gayatri. But as per tradition Goddess Savitri is always worshipped first and then prayers to Goddess Gayatri are offered. The visitors can either trek to the temple gates or take a ride in the cable cars which take passengers to the temple. The ropeway ride is really full of fun from where you can have an awesome view of the Pushkar city. However, many devotees prefer to climb 200 stairs leading to the shrine which they consider an important part of their pilgrimage to the place.
There is an interesting story behind the rise of this temple which has a mythological connection. Once, Lord Brahma was performing a Yagna on the bank of the Pushkar Lake where the presence of Goddess Savitri was required. But as she was late in arriving and the holy moment was passing by, Brahma married another girl to complete this ritual. When the Goddess arrived she was upset to see someone else in her place and in her anger she cursed everyone present there. Later on, she went to the Ratnagiri hills to sacrifice for her deeds and changed into river. After this incident the temple was constructed in her dedication and still you will notice a small stream flowing beside the temple.
If you are travelling by train then the Ajmer Railway Station is nearest to the temple and is connected to all the major cities of the country. You can also take a flight to the Jaipur airport and then hire a taxi or a bus to reach the Savitri Temple.
On a visit to the Savitri temple do indulge to have an amazing view of both sunrise and sunset from the hilltop. The surrounding of the temple is so attractive that you can spend hours sitting here admiring the beauty of nature.
The Savitri Temple in Pushkar remains open on all days of the week from 5am to 12pm and then from 4pm to 9pm.
No entry fee is charged from the visitors.
Holidays in Pushkar are best enjoyed in the winter months when the climate is quite pleasant.