The importance of Lord Brahma in Hinduism
According to Hindu mythology, there are three ideologies, says that the function of creation, maintenance, and destruction is managed by three main deities, known as Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The Brahma is father of life who created the different forms of life. The Sanskrit word ‘Brahma’ which means “Supreme Sprit” in the Universe.
Lord Brahma is born out of a lotus flower which grew from the navel of lord Vishnu. In one version, it is said that, Lord Brahma was born as Supreme Being and the female energy is known as Maya. To create Universe, he first created the water, in which he placed seed, this seed which transformed into a golden egg and last in the world. He is also called as Prajapati, Swayambhu , Aja, Vidhi, and Kanja. After creating the world he created education to knowledge the mankind.
Brahma (Chatur-mukha) has four heads facing the different direction represents the Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva). He is an complete source of knowledge. He created all the knowledge that is needed for the creation of the universe. He is one who created the mind and intellect. Therefore the people worship him to gain great knowledge and wealth.
He has four arms each holds different objects: Akshamala (Rose), Lotus flower, Kamandala (Water pot) and Pustaka (Book) which symbolize that Lord Brahma is omnipresent and the omnipotent. He sits on Hans (Swan) which is considered to have the capacity to separate milk from a mixture of milk and water. That’s why it is believed that it can distinguish between evil and good. Therefore Lord Brahma is shown as Swan rider. Hence, the Brahma has great importance among Hindus.
The Temple of Bharma is an important pilgrim place and only one Temple in whole India, ‘Jagatpita Brahma Mandir “, situated at Pushkar City of Rajasthan,
According to the Hindu scripture Padma Purana, Lord Brahma saw Vajranabha (demon) which was trying to kill his own small children. So, he slew demon by his weapon, the lotus-flower. During this process, the lotus petals fell on the earth at three places, which created three lakes : Pushkar Lake or Jyeshta Pushkar, the Madya Pushkar Lake, and Kanishta Pushkar lake. When Brahma came down on earth, he named the place where the flower (“pushpa”) fell from his hand (“kar”) as “Pushkar”.