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Lord Brahma God of Creation | Lord Brahma History | How Lord Brahma was Born

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Sri Krishna is the central figure of the Hindu Bhagavad Gita. Shri Krishna is widely regarded as an avatar, a direct descendent of God. Sri Krishna is one of the many names of Lord Vishnu and Sri Krishan is considered an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

About Lord Brahma:

Lord Brahma is the first god in the Hindu triumvirate. The triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. Within the Hindu trinity of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma is the Creator, Lord Vishnu the Preserver, and Lord Shiva the Destroyer. Lord Brahma, the Creator God of the Trinity appears seated on a lotus. He has four heads and four hands. In each hand he holds a sacrificial tool, the Vedas, a water pot and a rosary or mala respectively. Unlike most other Hindu Gods, none of his arms holds a weapon. The four faces of Brahma are said to represent the four Vedas. The lotus symbolizes reality, and his heads also represent four ways we perceive that reality, namely: the mind, the intellect, the ego and conditioned-consciousness.

Brahma’s four Heads Story:

When Brahma was creating the universe, he made a female deity known as Shatarupa with a hundred beautiful forms. Brahma became immediately infatuated. Shatarupa moved in different directions to avoid the gaze of Brahma, but wherever she hides, Brahma developed a head. Thus, Brahma got five heads, one on each side and one above the others.

Why Lord Brahma is not Worshipped:

There are many stories here are a few of them:

Story 1

In order to control Brahma, Shiva cut off the top head. Also, Shiva felt that Shatarupa was Brahma’s daughter, having been created by him. Therefore, Shiva determined, it was wrong for Brahma to become obsessed with her. He directed that there be no proper worship in India for the “unholy” Brahma. Thus, only Vishnu and Shiva continue to be worshipped, while Brahma is almost totally ignored. There are only three temples dedicated to Lord Brahma alone as opposed to the thousands of temples dedicated to the other deities.

Lord Brahma the Creator

Story 2

Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu were touring the Universe one day and found a pillar of light which extended farther than they could perceive in two directions. They were curious and decided to split up to see if one of them could find an end. Lord Vishnu went in one direction and Lord Brahma the other, After some time, they returned to their staring place. Lord Vishnu said that he was unable to find the beginning, no matter how far he traveled. Lord Brahma said that he found a beginning. He let his ego get the best of him and lied. Thereupon, the Pillar of light immediately changed into a form of Lord Shiva who called Lord Brahma a liar and sentenced him to be little observed in the divine ceremonies. This is why you will not find many pujas to him.

Story 3

According to another legend, Lord Brahma is not worshiped because of a curse by the great Sage Brahmarishi Bhrigu. Once a great fire yajna was being organised on Earth with Sage Bhrigu being the high priest. It was decided that the greatest among all Gods would be made the presiding deity. Bhrigu then set off to find the greatest among the Trimurti. When he went to Brahma, he was so immersed in the music played by Goddess Saraswati Devi that he could hardly hear Sage Bhrigu’s calls. The enraged Sage Bhrigu then cursed Lord Brahma that no person on Earth would ever invoke him or worship him again.

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