Wondering the streets of India, in the humble town of Pushkar, we were weary eyed from the long journey before us, little did we know what would await us. Coined as the ‘hippie town’ pushkar is hidden behind a mountain to the south and borders the Thar Desert to the west. The town wraps around a holy lake believed to have come about when Brahma released a swan with a lotus in its beak and let it fall on earth where Brahma (the Hindu God of creation) would perform a grand yahna. Pushkar is one of the five sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus and is home to one of the only Brahma temples in the world.
There is an undoubtable energy that fills the city, full of life and colors, chaotic yet peaceful, sacred cows roaming free, stores adorned in hand embroidered fabrics and ornaments. The town hums with worship, creating subtle background soundtrack of chanting, drums and prayers.
Hundreds of pastel blue temples fill the charismatic town of curved alleys and colorful markets. Pushkar is truly magical.
Photographed by Michelle Van Dyjk
Wearing PALMA AUSTRALIA thoughout