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Few temples of Lord Brahma .. why so ?

Updated on August 19, 2012

Despite Lord Brahma being one of the Trimurthi - the three major Gods of Hindu religion ( Other two being Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva ) , contrary to the hundreds and thousands of temples dedicated to the other Gods , Lord Brahma hardly has temples countable on fingers .

According to the hindu mythology , the reason for this is assumed to be because of a curse that prevents any hindu follower from worshiping lord Brahma . The story goes this way ....

  • In the ancient period all the saints assembled together to conduct a great fire sacrifice .
  • There came the famous saint Narada . He asked the other saints to whom would the sacrificial result be bestowed ?
  • Then started the argument on who among the Trimurthi was the greatest ?
  • At last , Saint Bhrughu was directed to find out who among the three is the greatest .

  • The great saint Bhrughu first went to Lord Brahma .
  • Brahma was Chit-chatting with his wife Goddess Saraswathy . He did not pay proper attention to Bhrughu .
  • The angry Bhrugu said that though Brahma had four faces and eight eyes , he could not receive his guest with due respect .
  • So Brahma did not deserve the sacrificial result . Enraged Bhrughu cursed Brahma that he would never get offerings in the temples .

The story continues with Bhrughu visiting Lord Shiva and lord Vishnu . I will not mention it here ,since its not much relevant to this article .

However, if you are eager to know the complete story , here it is : The story of Tirupati Balaji.


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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      It was a new information for me. Thank you for sharing an interesting episode from great epic. You could have added the photos of some Brahma temples. Anyhow well written. Thank you for writing this story.

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      Preethi Anusha 5 years ago from Hyderabad , India

      Yes Shaan , I've elaborated the story in a different article . The link to it is at the end of this hub . You may check it .

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      Hollow.Floods 8 years ago from Hyderabad, A.P, INDIA

      Myth is what i wld call it .. but i wonder ver u got the pics from (nice and clear) .. see U hav done some hard work on it ..

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      shaan 8 years ago

      Is it so??? i dint know abt tht.... nyway it was nice.... the story was it came to a sudden end....cant u just elaborate the story and give us some additional informations?

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      Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I have not been to the Brahma Temple but look forward to visit there sometime.

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      Dao Hoa 8 years ago

      Thanks for the story. It is a good lesson to be learnt here.

      Cashmere, maybe people neglected Goddess Saraswathy's Temple because she made him got Bhrughu's curse!

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      Preethi Anusha 8 years ago from Hyderabad , India

      Yes your right ... There is one in Rajansthan .. its in Pushkar ... there are hardly ten temples of Brahma

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Is that so? Mythology is always fun! I know of only one Brahma Temple in India the one in Rajasthan.

      And you want to know something funny, the opposite hillock has a temple of Saraswati which is fairly neglected, so the priests have asked the custodians of the brahma temple to pay for upkeep of their god's wife's temple!!!!