Monday, December 08, 2008

Mandir Shri Brahma Ji

Cause of Establishment:Brahma performed a yajna to expiate the curse he was subjected to by Savitri who felt offended by him. At the completion of the yajna, Vishwamitra established this temple.

Brief of the Deity: With the idol of Lord Brahma (the father of all beings), there is also enshrined the idol of Gayatri. Besides, other idols of gods and goddesses are there.Brahma is the first member of the Hindu triad.He represented the supreme spirit mamifested as the active creator of the universe. He sprang from the mundance egg deposited by the supreme first cause he is the Prajapati or Lord and Father of all creation . He is sad to be of red color . He has four head . Originally he had five heads but was burnt by shiva .

Important Architectural Characteristics:Lord Shankaracharya renovated this temple. Afterwards in 1401 A.D. Maharaja Jawat Raj of Ratlam made more additions and repaired the old temple but the main temple over the centuries has retained its original form. Marble flooring from time to time was required. The temple Shikhar (Pinnacle) is 700' high.