Pushkar Lake or Pushkar Sarovar is found within the city of Pushkar in Ajmer district of the Rajasthan state of western Republic of India. Pushkar Lake may be a sacred lake of the Hindus. The Hindu scriptures describe it as "Tirtha-Raj" – the king of journeying sites associated with a water-body and relate it to the mythology of the creator-god Brahma, whose most outstanding temple stands in Pushkar. The Pushkar Lake finds mention on coins as early because the fourth century BC. Pushkar Lake is enclosed by fifty two bathing ghats (a series of steps resulting in the lake), wherever pilgrims throng in giant numbers to require a sacred bathtub, particularly around Kartik Poornima (October–November) once the Pushkar honest is command. A dip within the sacred lake is believed to cleanse sins and cure skin diseases. Over five hundred Hindu temples ar settled round the lake precincts. business enterprise and deforestation within the surroundings have taken an important toll on the lake, adversely touching its water quality, reducing the water levels and destroying the fish population.
As a part of conservation measures, the govt is enterprise de-silting, de-weeding, water treatment, and conversion likewise as mass awareness programme. Pushkar Lake around that the Pushkar city has developed is within the Ajmer district within the state of Rajasthan, Republic of India amidst the Aravalli vary of hills. The formation referred to as Nag Parbat ("snake mountain") separates the lake from town of Ajmer. The depression is made between the 2 parallel varys of the Aravalli hills (in elevation range of 650–856 metres (2,133–2,808 ft) running south-west to north-east. settled at fourteen kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest from Ajmer, the unreal Pushkar Lake created by building a dam is enclosed by deserts and hills on all 3 sides. The lake is categorised as a "Sacred Lake" underneath the list of "Classification of Lakes in India". The soil and topography within the construction ar preponderantly sandy with terribly tide retention capability.
The land use pattern within the Pushkar depression that drains into the lake includes half-hour of the world underneath shifting sand dunes, half-hour underneath hills (degraded and barren) and streams and four-hundredth of the world is agricultural. The Pushkar Lake drains a construction of the Aravalli hills covering a part of twenty-two sq. kilometres (8.5 sq mi). The lake features a water extent of twenty-two hectares (54 acres). it's a perennial lake sourced by the monsoon precipitation over the construction. The depth of water within the lake varies from season to season from 8–10 metres (26–33 ft). the whole storage capability of the lake is zero.79 million cubiform metres (1.03 million metallic element yd). because the lake boundary is encircled by fifty two ghats of varied sizes, the surface water ensue the construction into the lake is channelled through a series of arches underneath a foot bridge, one hundred ten metres (360 ft) long at the southern finish. The foot bridge facilitates the parikrama (circumambulation) that's performed by pilgrims round the lake covering all the fifty two ghats (covers a part of two hectares (4.9 acres)).