Lord Brahma is considered one of the Trinity. It is said that Lord Brahma, the creator, has no temples to worship him due to the curse given by Lord Shiva. However, these places in India have temples dedicated to Lord Brahma. What are the Brahma temples in India? Visit these temples at least once.
It is generally known that Lord Shiva had cursed Brahmadev for his wrongdoings that no one should worship him and build any temples in his name. But, there are actually some temples in India for Brahma, the creator. See the list of those temples.
Brahma Temple, Pushkar
Pushkara Brahma Temple or Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is located near the sacred Pushkara Lake in Rajasthan. This Brahma temple is one of the most important Brahma temples in India. According to the scriptures, Lord Brahma tried to kill the demon Vajranabha with his lotus.
Brahma Temple, Bangalore
This Brahma temple is located behind the government school in Karivobanahalli, Nagasandra, Bangalore. It houses the largest Chaturmukha (four-faced) statues of Lord Brahma and measures 7 feet. It is a very ancient temple.
Brahma Temple, Carambolim Goa
The temple is located at a distance of 7 km from Valpoi in a hamlet called Brahma Karmali in the Sattari district. It is the only Brahma temple in Goa. This temple dates back to the 5th century. The deity stands on a beautifully carved Kadamba pedestal. The beautifully carved idol belongs to the Kadamba period and 12th century AD. This idol was installed after the construction of the temple and is carved from a single black stone. It is a fine example of Kadamba art. Brahma has a beard on the central face. He chants while holding Uddharana in his rear right hand, Vedas in his upper left hand, Kamandala in his front left hand, and mani mala in his lower right hand in Varamudra posture. His wives Saraswati and Savitri stand on either side.
Brahmapurishwarar Temple, Tiruchirappalli
Brahmapurishwarar Temple is located at Tirupattur near Trichy, the presiding deity is Brahmapurishwarar in the form of Swayambu Linga. According to legend, devotees who visit this temple are believed to rewrite their future.
Shiva cursed Brahma for telling lies to assert his supremacy and turned away from his power of creation. Brahma went on a pilgrimage to all the Shiva temples to get rid of the curse. In the Brahmapurishwarar temple, Brahma installed 12 Shiva lingams and worshipped Shiva in the same place for many years. Pleased by his penance, Lord Shiva freed Brahma from his curse and restored his power of creation. He gave a shrine to the Brahmin in his temple. As the fate of Brahma was rewritten at this place, Lord Shiva suggested rewriting the fate of devotees worshipping here.
Mithrananthapuram Temple, Kerala
The Mithrananthapuram Trimurti Temple complex is found in the Kottakkakom or East Fort, west of the famous Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. It is dedicated to the Trinity – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. It is one of the most famous temples of the Trinity in India. There are separate shrines for the three deities here.
According to legend, this temple was built in 1168. Vilvamangalath Swamiyar is said to have installed the idols in the temple. The story goes that the Trimurtis performed a yajna here to please Mitra, the sun god. Hence the temple is known as Mitrananthapuram, which means ‘the town that gave pleasure to the sun’.
The path behind the Vishnu temple is the path leading to the shrine of Brahma. The stone image of Brahma here has four arms but only one face. The temple pond is on the right and contains holy water. The pond was created by the Varaha avatar, the third avatar of Vishnu and is a sacred place containing divine energy.