(Last Updated on : 21-10-2019)
Brahma Temples are dedicated to the Lord Brahma
, the Hindu God
of creation. He is one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu
. His vehicle is a swan or Hans, which is known for its judgment between good and bad. Lord Brahmas accompany is Goddess Saraswati
, the Goddess of Learning. There are thousands of temples dedicated to lord Vishnu and Shiva. But very few temples were built in the honour of Lord Brahma. Legend has it that Lord Brahma was very liberal in granting boons. He did not pay much attention to who is praying and asking for a boon. True prayer was all that needed to please him. All the deadly demons, from Hiranyakashipu
, earned their boons from Brahma. That is why, the number of his followers declined as they started considering him the sole God of worship for the demons. There are several Brahma Temples located across India in different regions. The most prominent Brahma Temple is located in Pushkar.
Several Brahma Temples in India
Different locations of Brahma Temples in India are Pushkar
, Kullu Valley, Khedabrahma. The temples are detailed in brief below:
Brahma Temple in Pushkar:
This Brahma Temple, also known as Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, is located in Pushkar in the Rajasthan state of India
. It is nestled close to the sacred Pushkar Lake
. This marble and stone slabs made temple is believed to be 2000 years old. This temple is an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. It is visited by the holy men and sages from various places of the world.
Brahma Temple in Bangalore:
This Brahma Temple in Bangalore has one of the largest Lord Brahma idols of 7 feet height with four faces.
Brahma Temple in Carambolim:
The Brahma temple is located 7 km away from Valpoi in the village of Brahma Carambolim. It is the only Brahma temple in Goa.
Brahmapureeswarar Temple in Tiruchirappalli:
This Brahmapureeswarar Temple is located near Trichy. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam.
Mithrananthapuram Temple in Kerala:
This temple is dedicated to the Trimurti- Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Mithrananthapuram Trimurti Temple is one of the most famous Trimurti temples in India.
Brahma Temple in Kullu Valley:
It is located about 4 kms from Bhuntar in the Kullu Valley. The temple is made of wood and stone and exhibits the architecture of pagoda style. The idol of Sri Adi Brahma is positioned in the centre of the temple.
Brahma Temple in Khedabrahma:
It is located at Khedabrahma
. It is said that this temple was consecrated by Lord Parasurama