The Aptaeshwar temple is dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva and is quite old. The temple is considered to have been built sometime in the 12th century and due to this it is believed to be one of the oldest Shiva temples. The temple is located in Pushkar and is very popular for its association with the Hindu Holy Trinity of the three main Hindu gods, namely Lord Vishnu- the preserver, Lord Brahma- the creator, and Lord Shiva- the destroyer who is also known as Maheshwara.
As per the historians it is believed that the original temple was destroyed by Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, and now one can see the remains of the temple along with an underground shrine with a beautiful Shiv lingam at the centre. Upon visiting the Aptaeshwar temple and when you go inside the main shrine it appears as if secured as a child is in his mother's womb. People generally offer the “bel”, leaf which is considered to be a favorite of Lord Shiva along with white flowers.