A lot of people have questioned why Brahma and Vishnu, two of the gods in the Hindu Trimurty aren’t worshipped in temples. Both temples and worshippers are not much to be seen. In Hinduism, Brahma is revered as the creator god. He was the first person to ever create everything; hence, he got the nickname “Grandfather.”
Brahma is pretty high up in the pantheon, so he isn’t often shown in stories where gods have human traits and look. On the other hand, he is often used as a symbol for the perfect supreme god. An annual festival in Rajasthan, India, is dedicated to Brahma. Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and the island of Bali in Indonesia, still thinks of him as a beloved figure.
Brahma the Inventor
Brahma came from the cosmic golden egg and made the first good and bad things, as well as the first light and dark things, for himself. Manu was the first of the four categories of beings he made: gods, devils, ancestors, and men. The rest of the earth’s living creatures were also created by Brahma.
After the demons were made from Brahma’s thigh during the creation process—perhaps when he was distracted—Brahma gave up his own body, which became Night. In order to create the benevolent gods, Brahma left his body, which became Day again. So, gods, the forces of good, control the day while demons, the forces of evil, rule the night.
After that, Brahma made the first humans and ancestors, but each time he left his body behind to become the dawn and dusk. The God Shiva was Brahma’s choice to lead the human race. Among Brahma’s many consorts, the goddess Sarasvati held the highest status.
Sarasvati gave birth to Brahma after the creation, and in her womb, he found the four Vedas, the Hindu scriptures, as well as all of the other facets of knowledge: music, notions like memory and victory, yoga, religious actions, speech, the Sanskrit language, and the many units of measurement and time. Some of Brahma’s famous offspring include the Seven Sages and the Gods.
In Hinduism, Vishnu is one of the highest deities. Other names for Vishnu are Narayana and Hari. In Vaishnavism, he is worshipped as God, and in old sacred books like the Bhagavad Gita, he is referred to as Purushottama or Supreme Purusha.
In the Vishnu Sahasranama, Vishnu is called the Supreme Soul (Paramatman) and the Supreme God (Parameshwara). Vishnu is also known as Mukunda, and he is the one who supports, preserves and sustains. Mukunda is the Supreme God who gives his faithful followers mukti, which means freedom from the cycle of rebirth.
Vishnu is also known as Mukunda. Mukunda is the Supreme God who gives his faithful followers mukti, which means freedom from the cycle of rebirth.
As one of God’s “three faces,” Vishnu is one of the images of God in Hinduism that are called the Trimurti, which means “three forms” of God. The Hindu gods Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the sustainer), and Shiva (the destroyer and transformer) each have their own faces to reflect the different aspects of God’s nature.
Shiva Purana Tale
According to the Shiva Purana, at the beginning of time in the Cosmos, Vishnu, and Brahma walked up to a huge Shiva Lingam and set out on a journey to find out where Shiva’s life began and where it ended.
It was decided that Vishnu would look for the finish, while Brahma would look for the beginning. While Vishnu, in the guise of his third incarnation, the boar Varaha, began to dig below the surface into the soil, Brahma, in the guise of a swan, began to fly aloft. Both of these actions were performed simultaneously. Both of them were unsuccessful in their search for Shiva’s beginning or end. He was without limit.
It was so determined that Brahma would travel upward (toward the sky) in an effort to locate the head of this pillar of light (Shiva), and that Vishnu would travel below (below the earth) in an effort to locate Shiva’s foot. After this, Brahma transformed himself into a swan and started his ascent toward the heavens.
Vishnu, on the other hand, is said to have taken the form of a wild boar, or Varaha, and to have tunneled his way under the earth in order to explore the world’s interior. In this way, they kept looking for an end to the column of light for thousands and thousands of years, but they never found one because light has no end. The two of them had been moving forward with their mission for such a significant amount of time that they became exhausted.
Vishnu made the decision to give up his search (which resulted in him becoming more humble) and return to earth. At the same period, Brahma witnessed a flower called ketaki, which is also known as kewra in Hindi and thazhampu in Tamil. Ketaki is the fragrant blossom of the screw pine, also known as Pandanus sativa.
He stopped the flower from falling and asked it where it came from in the world. When the flower was questioned by the one who created the world, it replied that it had been an offering that had been put at the top of the pillar of fire by a devotee and that it had fallen from that location.
Brahma gave up looking for the head of the pillar because he couldn’t find it. Instead, he decided to use the ketaki flower as proof that he had reached the top of the pillar.
Coming back to earth what happened
Both Brahma and Vishnu eventually found their way back to Earth. When Vishnu was asked about his search for the feet of the fiery pillar, he told the truth, saying that he had looked everywhere, all the way to the edge of the universe, but couldn’t find them.
Brahma, on the other hand, lied to show that he was better than Vishnu. He said that he had reached the top of the pillar of fire and brought back the ketaki flower as proof, saying that he would have no temple dedicated to his worship because he was undeserving (as a result of his falsity), and he also cursed the ketaki flower, saying that she shall not be used in the worship of Shiva from this point forward (as she had given false testimony when questioned).
While Brahma was in the process of creating the universe, he fashioned a female deity who is known as Shatarupa (one with a hundred beautiful forms). Brahma fell head over heels in love with her the moment he laid eyes on her. Shatarugpa rushed around in a frantic attempt to get away from Brahm’s watchful eye.
But Brahma always grew a head in the place where she went. As a result, Brahma sprouted five heads, one on each side and one on top of the other four. Shiva severed one of Brahma’s heads in order to exert his authority over him.
Also, Shiva believed that Shatarupa was Brahm’s daughter, despite the fact that she was produced by Shiva. Because of this, Shiva concluded that it was inappropriate for Brahm to get fascinated with her. He gave orders that the “unholy” Brahma should get no respect or worship everywhere on earth.
Sage Brahmarishi Bhrigu Episode
The great sage Brahmarishi Bhrigu is said to have placed a curse on Brahma, which is said to be the reason why he is not worshipped today. Once upon a time, Bhrigu served as the high priest of a massive yajna (fire sacrifice) that was being performed on Earth.
It was decided that the god who was considered to be the most powerful would serve as the supreme deity. After that, Bhrigu went in search of the most powerful of the Trimurti deities. When he went to visit Brahma, he was so engrossed in the music that was being played by Saraswati that he was unable to hear Bhrigu’s cries. T
Bhrigu, enraged, then cursed Brahma, wishing that no one on Earth would ever invoke or worship him again.
Vishnu, god of preservation
Vishnu, the god of preservation, appears to humanity in several guises (avataras) to bring about their salvation. The Hindu gods Krishna and Rama are two of his most well-known forms, and they are widely worshipped and adored across India. Vishnu was revered by many Hindus for many centuries because of his unique personality and reincarnation, and he is still revered today because of this. This phenomenon continues to this day.
Vishnu, the second god in the Hindu triad, is thought to be reincarnated once more, possibly once more, before the end of the world. He informed the other gods that if they stirred the Milky Ocean, they might be able to unearth a great deal of long-lost treasure.
One of these jewels was the elixir of immortality, which was also called the goddess of success and wealth. The gods and devils were pushing the mountain, causing it to sink into the sea’s soft sand substrate.
Vishnu is adored in a variety of forms since it is believed that he can guard both you and your family.
Because of their devotion to him, some people think he has the power to improve their lives and take them to higher levels. Even if it is not for a number of different reasons, Hindus think that Vishnu is an extremely significant God.
Temples adoring Vishnu
One of the most well-known Vishnu temples in India is the Vitthal Temple in Pandharpur. Other well-known Vishnu temples in India include the Varadharaja Perumal Temple in Simhachalam, the Naimisaranya Vishnu Temple, the Badami Cave Temple, and the Ranganathaswamy Temple.
Cambodia is the location of Angkor Wat, which is the largest temple in the world that is devoted to the god Vishnu.
There are a lot of important Vishnu temples in Tirupati, including the Vitthal Temple in Pandharpur and the Varadharaja Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram. Narayana (Sanskrit: **; Sanskrit: N*r*ya*a) is a name that is associated with Lord Vishnu. In Sanskrit, the name is written as “Narayana.” It is believed that Vishnu, the Supreme Being of Vaishnavism, is the one who rules over everything.
Lord Narayana, who is also known as Vishnu’s twin avatar, is one of the warriors who fight the demon Sahasrakavacha. If you ate the Mahalaxmi Goddess, you’d become a Laxmi, which is a type of goddess. This piece of writing was authored by Radha Sahssranaam.
Because of the anti-Brahmanical movement that took place in India during the time of the British Raj, there are no temples dedicated to Brahma in the country. Social reformers who felt that the caste system was unjust and that Brahmans were taking advantage of those in lower castes were the driving force behind this movement.
The Lord warned Brahma to refrain from offering prayers to him. This narrative explains why there are not too many temples dedicated to Brahma in India. Lord Shiva also thought that the Ketaki flower was wrongly accused, so he said that it couldn’t be used as a sacrifice to honor him. Brahma temples are unusual.
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