Varaha Temple is a delightful shrine situated at Pushkar
, about 11 km north-west of Ajmer
, in Rajasthan
. The temple was constructed by King Anaji Chauhan in the 12th century. The main deity of the temple is Varaha
- an incarnation of Vishnu
in the form of a wild boar - who as per the Hindu mythology, killed the demon
Varaha Temple enshrines a magnificent 2 ft high white deity of Lord Varaha. The temple has elegant carvings and sculptures. The life-size dwarpals (door men) and pillars showing the mythical bird, Garuda, styled in gold is worth visiting.
This ancient temple, once destroyed by Emperor Aurangzeb, was reconstructed by Raja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1727.
Ajmer Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead.