Homage paying ceremony to father of nation Mahatma Gandhi was held at Gau Ghat Pushkar on12th feb.2016. The holy ashes of Gandhi ji were immersed in the holy lake at this Ghat on 12th feb. 1948. Since then this is a yearly event. A Gosthi (Seminar) was organized on this occasion which was participated by Chief Guest Hon’ble Principal of Regional Institute of Education Ajmer Prof. V.K. Kakria, other distinguished participants were Acharya Ramrtnacharya of Balmukand Ashram, Educationist Thakur Prasad, Denmark Scholar Mr. Stein, Hansraj Ajmera including spiritualist Sadhvi Aprna Ji and Young Website Designer Sachin Parashar and Anadi Prasad. Prizes were also distributed to the Girls Students of Govt. Girls Higher Sec. School who took part in the essay competition on “Gandhian Values”. Students of Richa Rehabilitation Centre also participated, organizer Janardan Sharma convener of Gandhi Vichar Manch delivered the note of thanks.
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Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, launched the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme, with a focus on holistic development of heritage cities. The scheme aims to preserve and revitalize soul of the heritage city to reflect the city’s unique character by encouraging aesthetically appealing, accessible, informative & secured environment.[/toggle_box]
[toggle_box title=”Which Cities are included in HRIDAY ? ” width=”Width of toggle box”]Cities identified for the HRIDAY scheme are Amaravati, Gaya, Dwarka, Badami (Karnataka), Puri, Amritsar, Pushkar-Ajmer, Kanchipuram, Vellankani, Warangal (Telangana), Varanasi, and Mathura. [/toggle_box]
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|City||Project Implementation||City PMU Establishment||Administrative and Operating Expenses||IEC||DPRs ad HMP Development||Capacity Development||Total * Amount in INR Crores|
|Total Allocation to Cities||400||8.91||3||15||16||11||453.9|
[toggle_box title=”What is the duration of HRIDAY ? ” width=”Width of toggle box”]HRIDAY is a central sector scheme, where 100% funding will be provided by Government of India. The duration of this scheme is four years i.e. from December 2014 to March 2018. [/toggle_box]
[toggle_box title=”What are the benefits to Holy Town Pushkar ?” width=”Width of toggle box”]As per Times of Ajmer 17 crores have been sanctioned for the beautification of Ghats at Pushkar. Restrooms and changing room will be constructed for the number of visitors that throng the place. And The word famous temple of Lord Brahma will be repaired and proper parking facility will be constructed.
The word meaning of Pushkar is Lotus. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner) is a symbol of Indian cultural heritage, deeply associated with Hindu mythology. It is believed the town and this universe came in existence as the lord Brahma through the lotus in search of appropriate place to perform sacred Yagna for beginning of this universe and the parts of flower fell on three places which were later known as Jyaistha, Madhya and Kanistha Pushkar.
Earlier the town used to combine the beauty of a Rose flower gardens and the serenity of pious Pushkar Lake. This spectacular site used to houses thousands of lotus flowers. But due to modernization and scarcity of water the lake has lost its identity as lotus lake, Because of visionary social activist the Lake is getting it’s identify back by growing Pink lotus in it. Although the process of cultivating Lotus is in experimental phase but we do believe that the lake will be crammed with lotus one day.
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]otus is the birth place of Brahma, the creator of universe. According to Hindu mythology, at the time of beginning of Universe a lotus flower sprang from the navel of lord Vishnu, One of trinity Gods and Brahma took birth from the said lotus. Brahma then threw a lotus flower to select suitable spot for the sacrifice (yajna). Lotus struck at particular place and water spurted from there giving it a shape of pious Pushkar Lake; which is even today revered as the supreme place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Beside pilgrims thousand of foreign tourist visits Pushkar to have a Holy dip in the Holy Lake.
The holy lake is an attraction by itself at Pushkar and has immense significance for the followers of Hinduism. According to the legends, the consecrated lake formed with the touch of Brahma’s louts petal, is belied to have miraculous heading and purifying water.
[tabgroup][tab title=”Pushkar Lake Ghats”]The Lake is hugged by 52 ghats, teeming with devotes and tourist. Most of the ghats are 300 years old and have innumerable small temple. Various ghats were built by former ruler which include Jaipur ghat, Bhartpur ghat, Gwalior ghat, Jodhpur ghat, Kota ghat, Sikar ghat along with Gau ghat, Varah ghat where pilgrims take holy dip for salvation[/tab][tab title=”Name of Pushkar Lake Ghats”]
2. Zennana/queen marry ghat
|10 Badri ghat
11. Bhind bhadawar/ Nagar Palika Ghat
12. Vishram Ghat
13. Narsingh Ghat
14. Kurmanchi Ghat
|15. Pachdevri Ghat
16. Hokra/ Ahilya Ghat
|17. Varah Ghat
18. Banshi Ghat
108 Mahadev Ghat
|19. 108 Mahadev ghat
20. Chandra Ghat
21. Indra Ghat
22. Gwalior Ghat
23. Bgula Ghat
24. Panch Pir
25. Jaisalmer/Kishangargh Ghat
26. Guru Gobind Singh Ghat