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Date: 12 Sep 2016   Posted By: Ramakrishna Kambhampati     Group: Religion    Category: Hinduism   

Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva are considered to be the Trimurti's of Gods. Brahma is considered to be the God of creation. Vishnu is the preserver of the universe while Shiva is the destroyer of the world in order to re-create again. Both Vishnu and Shiva have many temples through out India and will be worshipped by a very large number of people. But Brahma, the creator of the universe have very few temples in India and not worshipped by many people.
Why is this difference between the God's of same stature? Is there any Puranic or Vedic reason behind it. What are the few temples which are there for Brahma in India?
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Author: Kailash Kumar    14 Sep 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

In the Rigveda, we find more mention of deities namely the Prajapati (Brahma), Aditi, Saraswathi, Agni, Indra, Varuna and Aditya etc. Most of these deities represent natural forces like rains, sun, ocean, fire , air etc. essential for sustaining human life. The Gods/Goddesses - Siva, Vishnu, Shakthi, Ganesh, Hanuman and Karthikeya etc. entered the scene predominantly subsequently during puranic age and many colorful mythological stories were spun around them.

According to one such story, the God Brahma was cursed by none other than her own daughter Saraswati with an eternity of scant worship by all beings for a reason which is not worth mentioning here.

There are many other myths about the reason, one being that the people tend to worship those deities e.g. Shiva, Vishnu and
Shakti who fought many battles with their divine weapons to kill demons and thus protected them. In the case of God Brahma, there are no such associated stories.



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Author: gsadhiks    14 Sep 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

I cannot say that my answer is perfect but to an extent we can believe it.
Have you noticed any mainstream Hindu god without a major weapon in his/her hands? Have you ever wondered the reason? Mainstream Hindus have a bias for those gods who fight battles. Look at the 3 gods in terms of number of temples dedicated:
Shiva
Vishnu
Shakthi
These gods are known for fighting battles with evil forces .Their weapons such as the Sudharshana Chakra are also quite famous.
Now, just think of the thses gods who don't fight and don't have weapons:
Saraswathi (god of education)
Brahma (god of Vedas)
Brahaspathi/Dakshinamoorthi (god of learning)
Agni (the god of the sacrifice/Yajna)

They are worshipped at the corners of our temples.
In this sense we can example of humans. We love men of action more than men of knowledge. That means gods like Brahma don't seem to be as much interest as warring gods like Vishnu.





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Author: Mahesh    15 Sep 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

The vedic and the textual references may vary. But based on the devdutta patnaik's recent explanation on this. The story goes something like, brahma once saw his daughter saraswati in a lustful way. And for that saraswati cursed him for not able to be worshipped by any human being on earth.

Another story goes where parashuram rishi was going to meet the each god. However during the meet, he had issues meeting shiva and also brahma. And so he cursed both of them. Shiva was with the parvati in his solitude time so he cursed saying shiva's ling will be worshipped but not his idol. And brahma got curse that nobody will worship him at all.

So there are multiple references and stories on this. And the accurate references would vary on this point.



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