Life is a journey of divine revelations and one of the most important revelations is Lord Brahma, who is known for creating the entire Universe. He is part of the divine trinity of Hindu Gods alongside Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Despite his immense importance, it is intriguing to note that there is no temple of Lord Brahma in the world. Indeed, a mystery that awaits to be solved, and let’s delve into the reasons why Lord Brahma Is Less Worshipped than God…

These are the four reasons why Lord Brahma is not worshipped devotionally as much as Vishnu and Shiva in Hinduism:

Reason 1: The Curse of Lord Shiva

According to the Shiva Purana, Lord Brahma, and Lord Vishnu once argued over who was the most powerful among the Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva). To settle the dispute, Lord Shiva manifested as a gigantic lingam made of fire that extended to the heavens and the depths of the earth. Brahma took the form of a swan and Vishnu transformed into a Varaha (wild boar) to find the end of the lingham's light. However, both of them failed in their search. Brahma resorted to trickery by using a ketaki flower to falsely claim that he had reached the uppermost end of the lingam. Shiva, aware of the deception, cursed Brahma so that he would never be worshiped on Earth. This incident contributed to Brahma's limited devotional worship.

Reason 2: Shatarupa and Brahma's Obsession

The Matsya Purana narrates the story of Shatarupa, a female deity created by Brahma. Brahma became infatuated with Shatarupa's beauty and developed multiple heads to gaze at her from all directions. In some versions, Shatarupa transforms into various animals to escape Brahma's lustful pursuit. Lord Shiva intervenes, cutting off one of Brahma's heads and admonishing him for his obsession. Shiva declares that Brahma's behavior is unholy and instructs that no proper worship should be offered to him. This tale highlights Brahma's inappropriate desires and reinforces the notion that he is not revered through dedicated worship.

Reason 3: Maharishi Bhrigu's Curse

In another account, great sages gathered for a Mahayagya (great ritual) and sought to decide who should be offered the role of Pradhanta, the master of the Yagya. Maharishi Bhrigu was chosen to test the deities' worthiness. When he approached Brahma, intentionally showing disrespect, Brahma became angry and wanted to punish him. However, Maha Saraswati, Brahma's wife, intervened and saved Bhrigu from punishment. In response, Bhrigu cursed Brahma, declaring that he would not be worshiped in the Kali Yuga (current era). In an alternate version, Bhrigu cursed Brahma because Brahma ignored him while absorbed in Saraswati's music.

Reason 4: Influence of Lord Buddha

According to the Bhavishya Purana, daityas (demonic beings) began worshiping Brahma, causing a dilemma for the devas (celestial beings) in heaven. To dissuade the daityas from worshiping Brahma, Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Buddha and convinced them to cease their devotion to Brahma. This event further diminished Brahma's following and shifted the focus of worship away from him.

These reasons, stemming from ancient Hindu scriptures, shed light on why Lord Brahma is not worshiped with the same fervor and dedication as Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. However, it is important to note that while Brahma may not receive extensive devotional worship, he still holds a significant role as the creator of the universe in Hindu cosmology.

Source: Ganesha Speaks , VedicFeed