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Brahma, the swayambhu (self born), is the creator of the universe. Brahma, along with Vishnu and Shiva, is part of a Hindu Trinity God.

Brahma's consort is the goddess Saraswati, who is considered to be the embodiment of his power. As per puranas, Brahma born from a lotus emerging from the navel of god Vishnu.

However, some Puranas say that he is born from Shiva. Having four faces, he looks in four directions. He created the four Vedas, from four of his mouths each.

Brahma is identified with the Vedic god Prajapati, as well as linked to Kama and Hiranyagarbha (the cosmic egg), he is more prominently mentioned in the post-Vedic Hindu epics and the mythologies in the Puranas.

In the epics, he is conflated with Purusha.; however, ancient Hindu texts mention other trinities of gods or goddesses which do not include Brahma. In India there are very few temples dedicated to him.

The most popular being the Brahma Temple, Pushkar in Rajasthan. Brahma temples are also found in Thailand. Lord Brahma sits on lotus, dressed in white Brahma and is depicted in sage like white beard.

He has four faces and four arms and each face points to a cardinal direction. He holds sacred texts of Vedas in one hand, in second he holds rosary beads, symbolizing time.

In third hand he holds a ladle symbolizing feeding sacrificial fire, and in fourth hand a utensil with water symbolizing the origin of universe.


Why Lord Brahma is not worshipped !

Once there was ego fight between Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma over one's importance. Lord Shiva was involved to settle the issue.

Lord Shiva challenged them that ehoever manages to view the top of his head first would be the most powerful. Soon Shiva assumed a huge form stretching across the universe.

However both Brahma and Vishnu soon realised it was a hopeless challenge, since Lord Shiva's stature was very huge. Later Brahma noticed a ketaki flower floating by.

He then questioned answers that it fell from Lord Shiva's head several thousand years before. Lord Brahma convinced the ketki flower to give a lie on his behalf, that he had seen the top Shiva's head.

On claiming his victory by Brahma, lord Shiva got furious at his big lie and cursed him to never be worshipped on Earth. The flower ketaki was also cursed that it will never be used in any worship rituals.


Brahmadev Mantra



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