Pushkar is believed to be the only place in this world where one can find Brahma Temple. Well some people think so, as the temple in Pushkar is the oldest one which is associated a significant mythological importance. But beside the one in Pushkar, there are also few Brahma Temples in India which are though less known but are as amazing as the one that fall under your Rajasthan Tour Package in the city of Pushkar.
Why Brahma Worshipped Less
There are many legends associated with the less worship of Brahma, one legend goes like, that Brahma the creator of the world when compared to other Gods being lenient in giving the boons and blesses his devotees wholeheartedly without thinking of the consequences. He has given boons to demons such as Hiranyakashipu, Mahishasur and even to Ravana which encourage them to torture humankind as well as Gods. For this Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva have incarnate in different avataaras to overcome this situation. Thus seeing Brahma’s leniency people stopped worshiping him and start offering prayers to Vishnu and Brahma.
There is one more legend that will surely excite your Rajasthan tourism and the legend is associated with lady deity Shatrupa. She was created by Lord Brahma and getting infatuated by her beauty; Brahma started following her everywhere and gives himself five heads. When Shiva came to know this she cut off Brahma’s fifth head as Shatrupa was Brahma’s daughter and this relation would not considered appropriate. Ever since Brahma has been considered as the ignored one among the trinity.
Brahma Temples in India
They say there are not greater healer then time and over the time people have considered Brahma’s repentance and forgiveness and thus which results in the construction of few other temples which are dedicated to the creator of the universe.
We have brought to the temples dedicated to Lord Brahma which are located in different part of India, off-course including the one in Pushkar.
- Brahma Temple in Pushkar
- Asotra Brahma Temple in Barmer
- Adi Brahma Temple in Kullu Valley
- Brahma Temple in Kumbakonam
- Brahma Karmali Mandir in Panaji
- Brahmapureeswarar Temple in Tirupattur
1. Brahma Temple in Pushkar
The ancient city of India, Pushkar the city of temples is boasted with more than 500 temples in it including small and big temples. One of the prominent temples in Pushkar is the Brahma Temple. The temple also holds a prominent place in cultural and heritage walk in India. Pushkar Lake near Brahma Temple is a prominent tourist attraction which is visited by herd of Hindu devotees during the Kartik month of Hindu calendar.
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2. Asotra Brahma Temple in Barmer
It is world’s second Brahma temple which was built by late Brahmarshi Sant Khetaramji Maharj. The temple architecture is built with the same yellow sand stone which is used in Jaisalmer for the construction of the heritage sites of the city. The temple is quite famous religious site in the city of Barmer in Rajasthan. The use of Jodhpur stone in the temple is nicely done. The sanctum of the temple is comprises with the idol of Lord Brahma along with his consort Goddess Sarasvati. People who visit this temple can feed birds. Approx 200 kg of grains is fed to birds every single day over here.
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3. Adi Brahma Temple in Kullu Valley
Another temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the Adi Brahma Temple is an important pilgrim site that one can visit during the north India tourism. The temple is located in Khokhan village and is considered as one of the historical temples in India. Temple is built in 14th century and was built in pagoda style. Every year the temple celebrates festivals such as Naagni Birshu, Mohal festival, Rohlgi Kafu and many other that also fascinates travellers from all over the country.
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4. Brahma Temple in Kumbakonam
The temple is also associated with another mythological legend that goes like this. Once while watching his creations, Brahma felt proud of himself that to the extent that he considered himself better than Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. His arrogance makes Lord Vishnu furious and he created ghosts which went to scare off Lord Brahma. Terrified by the ghost, he came to Lord Vishnu, seeing Brahma’s condition Vishnu asked him to do penance on earth. Brahma chooses Kumbakonam for penance. Getting pleased by Brahma’s penance, Vishnu accepted his apology and returns his the status and knowledge among the Gods.
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5. Brahma Karmali Mandir in Panaji
Goa is generally famous for Portuguese culture, amazing beaches, Goa hotels and beach shacks to just to name a few. The spiritual side of Goa is still unexplored which includes the Brahma Karmalli temple that is located in Panaji, Goa’s capital. The idol of Brahma in the temple is dates back to the 11th century. The statue of Brahma in the temple is made up of black stone and is believed to be brought from Carambolim in Goa in 20th century by the devotees.
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6. Brahmapureeswarar Temple in Tirupattur
Each Brahma temple is associated with each individual legend and so this one also. According to the legends the Brahmapureeswarar Temple in Tirupattur is result of Goddess Parvati innocence. Once Parvati mistook Brahma as Lord Shiva that makes Shiva furious. Shiv cut off Brahma’s fifth head and stripped his all powers. Shiva cursed Brahma to not be worshipped anywhere in the world. When Brahma asked for the apology Shiva asked him to do penance on earth. Brahma chose Tirupattur and installed 12 shiv lingas here worshiping Shiva. Shiva pleased by his penance and returns his status and power back and also reduced the curse that he will be worshipped here and thus this temple was dedicated to him.
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