bRHmaa-DEv CREATES EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE FOR 311 TRILLION YEARS OF HIS LIFE-JOURNEY...BUT FEW WORSHIPS bRHmaa-DEv?....WHY?.....
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on May 27, 2005

 

Site of Sacred lake and temple of bRHmaa-DEv in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
This is the only temple in the world dedicated to bRHmaa-DEv

 

Jagat Shri Brahma Temple

Temple of bRHmaa-DEv
in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

THE ONLY ONE TEMPLE IN THE WORLD  OF
bRHmaa-DEv
GETS NATIONAL MONUMENT STATUS IN INDIA

From India Monitor & Temples in India :
Monday, May 09, 2005,Ajmer, Rajasthan, India:

The famous bRH`maa-DEv temple in Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage town near Ajmer in Rajasthan, has been declared a protected monument of national importance in India. Ajmer is about 450 km south-west of  New Delhi.

The only temple in the world dedicated to grandfather of all creations, pRjaapti bRHmaa, was notified a protected monument through a Government of India Gazette notification.

This is the only standing temple in India dedicated to bRH`maa-DEv, the creator of the universe. The structure around the temple was built in the 14th century and stands on a high platform near Pushkar lake. Marble steps lead up to the temple where a silver turtle lies embossed in the floor facing the sanctorum. The marble floor around the turtle is littered with hundreds of silver coins embedded in the floor, and so are the walls of the temple. Images of the peacock, the vehicle of bRH`maaís consort srs`vti-DEvii, adorn the temple walls. bRH`maa here is shown in a life-size form with four hands and four faces, facing four different directions. A HNs (goose, the official carrier of bRH`maa spans the gateway to the temple which is crowned with a red spire. A small statue of the milk gaayTRii-DEvii near bRH`maaís idol is called chaumuARti. Steps within the silver-doored sanctuary lead down into a small cave which is a temple of shiv-DEv.

bRH`maa-DEv  is one of the Holy Trinity in Hinduism ,which is the current name for  vEDik lifestyle, sharing the honour with viSH`ANu, the sustainer of all creations and preserver of  DHARm  and shiv the power which helps in creation and sustenance activities and provides the power to re-absorb the entire creations at the end of every klp creation cycle of 4.32 billion years..

Although a very large number of temples can be found all over India dedicated to viSH`ANu and shiv, there are very few temples for bRH`maa, this being one of the holiest one.

bRH`maa-DEv is one of the three primary trinity of the manifested bRH`m's shktio. The other two of the trinity are viSH`ANu-DEv and shiv-DEv.

Pushkar town is also famous for its annual livestock fair.

A large number of devotees throng the temple to pay obeisance round the year.

 

BACKGROUNDER ON bRHmaa-DEv

At the start of each klp (veDik time span of 4.32 billion years) of each eternal creation cycle,  bRH`maa-DEv is self-born out of the lotus in the navel of creator bRH`m who manifests as a child in form of self-born mHaa-viSH`ANu resting on a fig leaf on the waters of the deluge that absorbed the entire creation into bRH`maa-DEv at the end of the bRH`maa-day of the previous klp cycle.

bRHmaa-DEv upon self birth asks the 3 famous questions:

"WHO AM I?
"WHERE AM I?
"WHAT AM I TO DO?

And a divine voice was tells him that he is bRH`maa and is in a bRHmaaND (universe) to create all creations as per creator bRH`m's iCH`CHaa (wish) which is TO BE MANY. This  iCH`CHaa is composed of bRH`m's st`y-kaamnaa (desire based on TRUTH) and st`y-sNkl`pnaa (imagination based on TRUTH) to provide welfare to all the creations. 

And bRH`maa then creates all the creations and the shktio (powers and forces of nature) in the form of  33 kror (330 million) DEvtaao (gods and goddesses) to empower all the creations to function as per their ordained designs and functions. These 33 kror DEvtaao resides in all creations in the form of voluntary and involuntary powers and functions.

Thus bRHmaa is also called grandfather of all creations. He is also called a pRjaapti meaning lord of all creations as He creates all creations.

SO THEN WHEY IS bRHmaa-DEv RARELY WORSHIPPED OR AS PER TODAY'S NEWS ITEM THERE IS ONLY ONE TEMPLE ON THIS PLANET EARTH DEDICATED TO bRHmaa-DEv?

The various puraaANo (history of creation and life) states in one of the kthaa (history documentation) of  disagreements between the primary trinity of bRH`maa, viSH`ANu and shiv because each of them try to establish His own superiority over the other two, mainly due to the deadly effect of aHNkaar (pride due to self-ego). In one of these disagreements shiv cursed bRH`maa that the punishment and penance for his aHNkaarik behaviour would be that bRH`maa would not be worshipped by His creations.

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Please click on the next line to read more about the history of Pushkar and the history the temples of bRHmaa-DEv and his wife srs`vti-DEvii in Pushkar.....along with  a map of Rajasthan showing the location of Ajmer and Pushkar to facilitate your yaaTRaa to this temple...and PVAF research on any possible other temples of bRHmaa-DEv .....



 

PVAF RESEARCH ON bRH`maa TEMPLES

bRH`maa Temple, Carambolim Goa: This temple is situated at Carambolim, 7km from Valpoi, in Sattari taluka. It is the only temple in Goa dedicated to Lord Brahma who is a part of the Trinity in Hindu mythology along with Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. It is believed to have been constructed in the 5th century, AD. (From Goa Info Portal)
 

THE TOWN OF PUSHKAR
(From: Places of Peace and Power web site)

There are five principal temples in Pushkar, all of relatively recent construction since the earlier buildings were destroyed by the Mugal emperor Aurangzeb in the late 17th century. Numerous bathing areas, known as ghats, surround the lake and pilgrims immerse themselves in the holy waters for a cleansing of both body and soul.

During most of the year Pushkar is a sleepy little town. Each November, however, over 200,000 people arrive with 50,000 cattle for several days of pilgrimage, horse dealing, camel racing and colorful festivities.

The description of pilgrimage places in the Tirtha-Yatra section of India's great epic, the Mahabharata, suggests a grand tour of the entire country. The pilgrimage begins in Pushkar, sacred to the god Brahma, and continues in a rambling clockwise direction throughout the subcontinent, ending in Prayaga (modern day Allahabad).

As indicated by Pushkar's position as the starting point of the grand pilgrimage, the worship of Brahma was considered highly important at the end of the first millennium BC.


Brahma temple
(From Rajasthan Website)

The Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. It is nestled in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar lake. This place, full of natural beauty, holds a special place in the hearts of Indians for it is believed that Lord Brahma, together with all the gods and goddesses, performed a Yagya here.

Legend also has it that the ancient lake Sarovar had appeared miraculously, when a lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into the this valley. The image of Brahmaji in Pushkar is in a seated Palthi position.

This temple built with marble is decorated with silver turtle on the floor of the temple. The Rangnath temple has been built in southern style and is simply magnificent. Its images are almost true of life.

This temple has an image of Lord Vishnu, life-size dwarpals (door men) and Garuda pillars showing the mythical bird styled in gold. Pushkar has around four hundred temples. There is a temple dedicated to Mahalaskmi, who is the goddess of wealth and the Godamba Temple.

Worth special mention are the temples of Vishnu. Atmeshvara, Gayatri, Savitri and the old Ranagnath Tourism Development Corporation also provides facilities to the tourists, specially during the Pushkar fair, when a tented village is put up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilgrims entering the only bRH`maa temple in the world in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
(from Rajasthan Tourism)

 

Brahma Temple, Pushkar Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

Brahma temple
(From Rajasthan Website)

 

 

Hill of Saraswati, Pushkar, Rajasthan India

Stone carving of goddess Saraswati

MAP OF RAJASTHAN, INDIA



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