Why is Brahma …so under worshiped?
Puskhar hosting one of the few temples dedicated to Brahma, it’s useful to say a few words about him.
First of all, do not mix Brahma (the God of Creation) with the Brahman (Supreme Cosmic Spirit).
For me, it was impossible to have a superficial understanding of the Hindu pantheon of Gods. The fact that there are so many Gods, presumably everyone with his own “specialisation”, gets even more complicated when…every God comes in different forms of manifestations, or incarnations…with different names and representations… However, what can be easily seen is that Vishnu, Shiva and Ganesh are “very popular”, if one is to count the number of temples and shrines dedicated to them all around India, while Brahma the Creator is almost absent, he does not have temples of his own.
And here is where the tricky part comes – if Brahma is “the Creator”, with Vishnu being the maintainer or preserver, Shiva the destroyer or transformer and Ganesh the wisdom guy, then why is Brahma so “under worshiped” compared with the other gods? Some may argue that Brahmā is prayed to in almost all Hindu religious rites….but this is not enough, for there is an obvious close relation between the number of temples dedicated to a god and his relative importance vis-à-vis the other gods. Is creation itself less important, or less practical in daily life, than the preservation, or the destruction, or the success-associated Ganesh?