According to the Holy Scriptures, you may have heard about the Holy trinity- Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma, who are considered to be the most powerful Gods in Hinduism. However, Have you ever wondered that there are so many days that are dedicated for the worship of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu but not for Lord Brahma, neither there are any temples dedicated to him.
Let’s ask Why?
According to the Holy books, Lord Brahma is the Creator. All living beings on earth are said to be his creation. Even after being the God of Wisdom and the four Vedas originating from his four heads, he is not worshipped and there are no idols of him in many temples. To find out the reason, keep reading.
According to the Holy Scriptures it is said that Shiva had cursed Lord Brahma. One fine day, Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu were overcome with the sense of self greatness. They started arguing over the fact that who was more superior being among them both. As the argument turned heated and was an alarming call for the safety of the Universe, Lord Shiva had to intervene. In order to do that, Shiva incarnated into the Roop Of Lingam. The lingam was made out of fire and extended from the heaven to the underworld. Shiva asked both Brahma and Vishnu that if any of them could find the end of the lingam he would as the greater of the two.
Both Brahma and Vishnu agreed to the deal and set out in opposite directions of the lingam to find its end. Many years passed by, but Vishnu and Brahma couldn’t find the end to the lingam. Lord Vishnu realized that Lord Shiva was the greatest among the trinity.
Lord Brahma, on the other hand tried to trick Shiva. While he was on search of the end, he passed by the ketaki flower, he asked it to testify before Shiva that Brahma had reached the uppermost part of the lingam and had seen the end, to which the flower agreed.
When the flower was brought in front of Shiva, it falsely testified that Brahma had reached the end. Lord Shiva became Furious at this lie. He immediately cursed Lord Brahma , that he will not be worshipped by any living being and to ketaki flower, it was never to be used in any of the Hindu Rituals.