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Bramha is one Diety among 'Trinty'. Trinity are Three Gods, Who are responsible for creation, Sustenance and Destruction of Material Reality. Bramha was revered as god of creator. He has Created 4 vedas, He was responsible for creation of Knowledge, He decides the fate of living beings..Brahma is said to be the demigod of the intellect. According to Indian Mythology he had 2 wives. One is Ma Gayatri and the second Ma Savitri. Ma Gayatri is called Brahmi and Ma Savitri is called Prajna too. For sacred aims like soul uplifting, liberation, self realization, Nirvana etc ma Gayatri is meditated on. Now, Why don't we give him same status as Preserver(Vishnu) and Destroyer(Shiva) .According to the scriptures, Lord Brahma ,,a creator All the living beings on this Earth are said to be originated from him. He is the God of wisdom and all the four Vedas are believed to have originated from His four heads. In spite of all these credentials, Lord Brahma is not worshipped by anyone. There is still a deeper reason why devout Hindus do not worship him with the same fervor as they worship other gods. Ironically, MA Saraswathi, his consort, has more devotees than him and is more popular. Many local deities and Shaktis have greater devotional appeal than Brahma, who is one of the Trimurthis, and who on that status alone should have received more attention and respect than many. The Puranas suggest that Brahma was cursed, but it is not the only reason. IMPORANT FACTS------ 1-The trinity of God Brahma , Vishnu , Mahesh represents 3 steps in our life : Generation , Operation ( Sustenance) and Destruction making GOD . It is in eternal 3 phase cycle for any existence . Bramha represents Generation or birth , Vishnu the sustenance and Mahesh or Mahadev the end or death. If we see human life or any life , we observe that generation takes a little time , death even less than that and major part of our life comes under sustenance or survival and everyone strives to live more . 2-This way , birth is least important activity for an individual . In fact we are not involved in our birth . Almost same is true for death also . The sustenance gets maximum focus . So, Vishnu is most celebrated God , found everywhere in every form ( Avtaar) . Elongation of life is possible if we can avoid our end or death , so because of fear factor , Mahadev or penalising power also gets some respect , particularly when we are in panic . And his temples are also found everywhere .In Comparison, Face in any body , is responsible for sustenance ( eating , breathing , seeing , hearing , smelling ) and represents Vishnu . And Face gets all recognition and focus in life .It is used for identity, respect and make up , cosmetics , ornaments are used to decorate it . The head top part under our hairs also gets very less exposure . Most of the cultures insist to cover it up . That part , containing Brain , is our death centre , the Mahadev and it also gets some importance . 3-Within our body , genitalia , responsible for procreation is to be kept always covered up . Nature, otherwise also keeps genitals in hidden situation in body . That is essentially Bramha's organ in our body , important , yet invisible. 4-ACTUALLY HIS WORSHIP IS PROHIBITED IN KALIYUG ONLY-----NOT ONLY BRAHMA BUT RIVER SARASWATI ,,,,THE GODDESS OF WISDOM IS ALSO INVISIBLE FROM DWAPAR YUG..... THE REASON IS THAT --- AFTER TRETA YUG PEOPLE ARE SO MUCH ATTATCHED WITH THAT ORGAN OF BRAMHA------THAT IT MAKE THEM UNABLE TO ATTAIN PURE KNOWLEDGE.....THE SPROUT OF KNOWLEDGE BURSTS OUT WHEN YOU BECOME SELF--RESTRAINED....& IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO ATTAIN.. .IN ABSENCE OF SELF - CONTROL----THE INELIGIBLE PEOPLE OF THESE YUGS ARE TOLD..... NOT TO WORSHIP BRAMHA,,,,, THE EMBODIMENT OF TRUTH...... 5--WORSHIP OF BRAHMA IN KATOPANISHAD-------3 FACTS-- 1-In the Katopanishad, Yama describes in detail the worship of the Supreme Brahman through fire sacrifice and explains its procedure. The sacred ‘agni’ for the yagna is produced by rubbing two ‘Arani’ fire sticks. Agni, the all-knower, hidden in the fire-sticks, is evoked thus and then carefully preserved and kept alive and on no account is this fire to be shut out. Ghee and other oblations keep the fire alive.Those who perform this fire sacrifice are the karma yogis and by this practice it is stated that they gain access to heaven since it is believed that the dwellers in heaven are free of hunger, fear or old age and they gain immortality. 2-Yama uses the analogy of the fire that remains hidden between the ‘Arani’ fire sticks to illustrate the subtle presence of the Paramatma who remains hidden in oneself....Worship of the Supreme Brahman is necessary if one is to know and realise Him. 3-If yagas and yagnas are one form of worship of the Brahma, there is yet another form of worship practised by those who are engaged in meditation. These dhyana yogis wish to realise through self-contemplation the primal God who is difficult to be seen and remains deeply hidden in the cave of the heart. They are keen to keep alive this awareness of the Paramatma at all times and hence always are engaged in meditation and contemplation of the Lord.Just as a mother takes care of the foetus in the womb, the karma yogis and dhyana yogis preserve the fire and the Brahman respectively through their constant care and worship. If one is able to see Him thus, one can realise Him. 6---IN VEDIC ERA----11 FACTS-- 1-Vedic people worshipped Brahma and 33 other gods through sacrificial ceremonies and daily sacrifices. They regarded them as the manifestations of Brahman, the highest, supreme God of the Vedas. 2-They believed in a four tier world, and regarded the Sun as the home to the immortal and liberated souls, and the moon as the abode of the ancestral souls who were subject to rebirth. 3- In the sacrificial ceremonies, the Vedic kings worshipped Kshatriya gods such as Indra, Varuna, Mithra, Soma, Vayu, and paid their homage to Brahma or Prajapathi, the ruler of the three worlds. 4-The Brahmanas took leadership of the ritual Vedism, and mainly focused upon the knowledge of the Samhithas, Brahmanas and Aranyakas, from which the philosophy of the ritual based Purva Mimansa emerged subsequently. In the rituals they worshipped Agni and made their offerings to him. 5-The Vedic kings contributed to the knowledge of the Upanishads, which later on led to the origin of the school of the Vedanta, or the Uttara Mimansa. 6- In both its ritual and spiritual practices, the Vedic religion acknowledged Brahman as the highest supreme Self and the ruler of the universe who manifested as other gods and the entire creation and who was the ultimate recipient of all sacrificial offerings. The Brahman of their conception was a mysterious silent God, who facilitated the sacrifices but was not dependent upon them like other gods. 7-Vedic religion had no tradition of temple worship or the domestic worship (puja). This practice was common to the other three namely, Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism. 8-The earliest temples of Hinduism were probably caves such as the kind we see at Amarnath or Vaishnavadevi. These gods enjoyed the royal patronage of native kings who ruled the rest of India from the Himalayas, the Gangetic plains, and East Coast, to deep South. They were probably unaware of the Vedic tradition for a long time and practiced different methods of worship and sacrifices. 8- Bhakti or devotion, which is not found in Vedism, was a common feature to the three traditions. People expressed love and devotion to their personal gods Shiva, Vishnu, and Shakti at home through domestic worship (puja) and in the temples through more structured rituals such as arathi, archana, sthothrams, bhajans, japam, dhyanam, etc. 9-. In all the three traditions, the chief deity is worshipped as the highest supreme Self who is both the creator and the created. Each of them has numerous manifestations, aspects, emanations, associate deities, and an army of warrior gods and goddesses. Each of them has his own heaven, like that of Brahman. Vishnu's heaven is Vaikuntha, Shiva's is Kailash, and Shakti's is Tripura. They are very different deities in nature, power, and manifestations, but they also have a lot in common with regard to their highest aspects. 10-The consequences of the collapse of the Vedic civilzation It appears that about 2000 B.C. the Vedic civilization and the remnants of the Indus Civilization collapsed, creating a major upheaval in that part of the world, and setting in motion an unprecedented migration of people. We do not clearly know what contributed to it, but it seems climate change and drying up of the rivers played an important role. It forced the people to move eastwards and southwards. They were joined by the priestly families, as they lost their traditional patrons (yajamanas). In the new lands to where they migrated they had to find new patrons and adapt to their ways and belief systems. 11-It was probably around this time that the integration of Vedic religion with other streams of Hinduism took place, resulting in a composite faith, that eventually shaped into what we have today as main stream Hinduism, or Sanatana Dharma. The integration was a significant event in the history of Hinduism. It preserved the main beliefs and practices of all the four traditions, creating in the processes an expanded universe of gods and goddesses, in which each of the three gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, represented both universal and individual aspects. Shakti, the Mother Goddess, joined them as their associate power as well as the Universal Mother and Creator above all. Probably the rise of Buddhism and Jainism consolidated the integration as they constituted the common foe for the four. 7-IN KALIYUG-----8 FACTS---- 1-To this day, Vedism does not place as much emphasis upon devotion as upon the obligatory duties humans have towards gods, ancestors, etc., through sacrifices (yajnas). In contrast, devotional theism (bhakti) is an important aspect of the other three traditions. Hence, we do not find individual temples for the Vedic gods such as Indra, Varuna, Soma, Mitra, etc., except as Dikpalas (space deities), or the practice of worshipping them with devotion. Even they are worshipped out of fear rather than devotion, to ward off their evil and negative influence. 2-we do not find many temples for Brahma, although he is extolled in the Vedas as the creator and ruler of all beings (Brahma Prajapathi), and placed next to Brahman in importance. Brahman himself is not directly worshipped in any Hindu temples, since there was never such a practice in Vedic religion from the earliest times. He is exalted and spoken highly in the scriptures, but not worshipped personally in devotional terms. It is a mystery because every god in Hindu pantheon, including Vishnu and Shiva, is considered an aspect of Brahman only, and receives more love and devotion. 3-Thus, we can see that Hinduism has not directly descended from Vedic tradition only, but from at least three other major traditions of ancient India, namely Shavism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism. If you want to understand what factors shaped the present day Hinduism, you have to study them all. 4-From the study you will further realize that present day Hinduism has very little in common with the ancient Vedic religion compared to the other three traditions, which seem to represent the bulk of its beliefs, philosophy, and practices. The Vedic gods now occupy a less exalted position compared to even secondary gods like Hanuman, Ganesha, Skanda, Narasimha, Rama, or Krishna. 5-From the above it also becomes clear that Hinduism is not a religion, but a multi-religious system consisting of at least four major religious traditions, namely Vedism or Brahmanism, Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism. Besides numerous folk traditions, village and rural deities, and ascetic traditions are part of it. Their presence and numerous influences make Hinduism most difficult to understand and generalize. 6-To understand the true spirit of Hinduism, we must consider all the four. For example, we cannot use the Vedas only to justify any social or cultural practice. We must look for confirmation in Shaiva and Vaishnava literature also. If there is a variation, people must go by which deities they worship and what the deities expect from their followers. 7- Some of the practices in Tantra are decidedly antisocial. They cannot be used to brand the whole religion or suggest a common code of conduct. They apply only to those who are willing to take risks and put their liberation and spiritual destinies on the edge of a sword. Each person on earth is responsible for his or her spiritual destiny. You cannot take responsibility for them. You may tell them what is right or wrong, but you cannot take responsibility for their actions and their consequences. 8-The four major traditions have a lot in common. Hence, it is easier to find a common ground and identify as them as one. For example the following are the major beliefs and practices that are common to the four traditions. It is possible that they did not have all these features in common in the remote past, and might have acquired them during the integration-------------. 1-Belief in a universal, supreme God 2-Belief in God and Supreme Deity as the source of all creation 3-The practice of worshipping numerous gods and goddesses as aspects of the Supreme Deity 4-Belief in making ritual offerings to propitiate gods 5-Belief in rebirth 6-Belief in karma 7-Belief in Maya 8-Belief in liberation 9Belief in Yoga as the means to self-transformation and liberation 10-Belief in renunciation, detachment, self-control, and celibacy as the means to liberation. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-WHAT IS THE REASON BEHIND AVOIDING ROOT CHAKRA-----DURING KUNDALINI AWAKENING MEDITATION ?---- 6 FACTS------- THIS QUESTION IS RELEVANT HERE--------- 1-BRAHMA IS RAJOGUNI FROM INSIDE & OUTSIDE BOTH ... 2- WHILE MAHESHWAR IS TAMOGUNI FROM OUTSIDE BUT SATOGUNI FROM INSIDE... 3-SRI HARI IS SATOGUNI FROM OUTSIDE BUT TAMOGUNI FROM INSIDE... 4- BRAHMA IS THE PRESIDING DEITY OF ROOT CHAKRA ... AS BEING RAJOGUNI & CREATOR OF NEGATIVE & POSITIVE FORCES----IT CAN CAUSE A FEAR OF ENTRAPPMENT FOR SADHAK.... 5- ROOT CHAKRA REPRESENTS EARTH & SEVEN LOKS BENEATH IT..THERE ARE 14 LOKS . AS GIVEN BELOW---- 1-Satyaloka (Lord Brahma and the most advanced sages)----CROWN CH. 2-Tapoloka (even more advanced sages)----- THIRD EYE 3-Janaloka (more advanced sages) ------THROAT CH. 4-Maharloka (sages) -------HEART CH. 5-Svar loka (devas)------SOLAR CH. 6-Bhuvarloka (lesser devas, ghosts) -----SACRAL CH. 7-Bhu(r)loka (humans) ------ROOT CHAKRA------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-Atala (demons) 2-Vitala (Lord Shiva and Bhavani with their associates) 3-Sutala (Lord Vamanadeva with Bali Maharaja and other demons) 4-Talatala (Maya Danava and other demons) 5-Mahatala (serpents) 6-Rasatala (demons) 7-Patala or Nagaloka (serpents) (Below Patala is the Garbha ocean (Garbhodaka) filling half of the universe on which Garbhodakasayi Vishnu lies on Ananta Shesha and from His navel grows a lotus. In the stem of this lotus are situated all the planetary systems Outside this universe Maha-Vishnu is lying on the Causal Ocean and while He is exhaling, millions of universes are coming as bubbles from His body and they are developing again. And when He is inhaling, millions of universes are going within Him. Thus these material universes are being created and again annihilated. "The Maha-Vishnu, into whom all the innumerable universes enter and from whom they come forth again simply by His breathing process, is a plenary expansion of Krishna.) 6- SEVEN LOKS UNDER EARTH----- REPRESENTING ROOT CHAKRA ----ARE VERY POWERFUL, HIDDEN & MYSTERIOUS------SO A SADHAK ( BEGINNER ) SHOULDN'T TAKE RISK ... 9--At the subtle level, Kundalini is the fuel which keeps our subtle bodies running. Just as we need food and water to survive on the gross physical level, so we also need Kundalini to survive at the subtle level. So everyone who is alive has a certain amount of Kundalini flowing through their subtle bodies. However, in this world at this time, most people are operating at a starvation level with regard to Kundalini energy. They have just barely enough flowing to keep alive, nothing more. The Kundalini energy resides at the base of the spine, in the first chakra, and in the process of living some of it will be brought up to higher level chakras to fuel our lives. BUT DON'T FORGET THAT ENERGY IS ONE-----IF YOU ARE USING IT AT SOUTH POLE ----SO HOW CAN YOU USE IT AT NORTH POLE ? IT IS IMMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT URDHWAGAMAN.( DETAIL IN OTHER POST.).... 10-THE NORTH & SOUTH POLE OF BODY----- Just like the north and south poles of planet earth, the body too has two sub stratums which are said to be the 2 ends of the axis. One is the Sahasrar lotus situated in the Brahmarandhra and the other called Mooladhar Chakra near the genital organs. Sahasrar is the North Pole and Mooladhar is the South Pole. Brahmarandhra has the seed of wisdom and Mooladhar has the seed of sexual passion. From the gross viewpoint in all areas of bodily organs exist blood, flesh etc but from the subtle viewpoint the conscious centers lying in the center of bodily parts are called Energy Chakras . In the chain of Chakras these 2 predominate as the beginning and end. All other Chakras lie in between them. 11-WHAT IS URDHVAGAMAN ?-------------- FROM VEDAS tO GURU GORAKHNATH------ AS THIS WORD ... has historically been known,------- is mentioned ...The sexual energy ,or TEJAS SHAKTI must be transmuted into spiritual energy or OJAS SHAKTI by the practice of japa, prayer, meditation, study of religious books, pranayama and asanas etc . SO URDHVARETA IS ALLOWED TO WORSHIP BRAHMA------MAY BE KALIYUG OR ANY OTHER ....AS NUMBER OF URDHVARETA CAN BE COUNTED ON FINGERS---- AT PRESENT ERA,,,HIS WORSHIPPER ARE ALSO VERY LESS 12- SHIVOHAM-------