The Pushkar Lake is a semi-circular shaped sacred water body, also known as 'TirthaRaj’. According to the Hindu mythology, the lake was created from one of the petals that fell from the lotus flower with which Lord Bramha killed the demon Vajra Nabh. This sacred Hindu lake has a maximum depth of about 10 m.
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The Pushkar Lake is surrounded by more than 300 temples and has 52 ghats (a series of steps leading to the lake), where devotees take holy bath. It is a belief that if a person takes a holy dip in the lake on Kartik Purnima, then that person attains salvation. There is also a belief that taking a sacred bath in the lake clears one from all sins and that it cures all skin diseases.