The existing temple was built by the Gajapati rulers. The idol of Brahma is a unique four-handed black chlorite one depicted as holding a Veda and water vessel in his upper two hands and a rosary with the lower two hands displaying the abhaya mudra. This temple of Brahma is located on the eastern embankment of the Bindusagar tank, on the left side of the road leading from Lingaraj Temple. The main temple is of late Kalingan style dating back to 15th century. A visit to Lingaraj Temple is incomplete without visiting this temple and the Ananta Vasudeva temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of forefathers' sins
- Liberation from ancestoral sins
- Freedom from parental curses
Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha Gurur Saaksaat Param Bhramha Tasmai Shree Guravey Namaha
Meaning -Brahma is the Guru, who cultivates good qualities, Vishnu is the Guru, who grows good qualities and Maheshwar is the Guru, who removes bad qualities, the supreme Brahman itself is the Guru, we prostrate unto that Guru.
Om Chathur Mukhaya Vidmahe Hamasaroodaya Dheemahe Thanno Brahma Prachodayath
Meaning -Om, let me meditate on the four-faced God, who travels on the swan. Give me greater intelligence and brighten my mind Lord Brahma.
Yekam Brahmaiva, Advitheeyam Samastham, Sathyam Sathyam Neha Naanaasthi Kinchith, Yeko Rudra Na Advitheeyathasthe , Thasmath Yekam Thwaam Prapadhye Mahesam
Meaning -The only one is Brahma, he does not have two, This is the only reality, the reality and all the other things are a lie, the only one is Rudra, he does not have two, and oh great God, I salute only you.
Om Namo Rajo Jushei Sristau Sthithou Sattwa Mayayacha Tamo Mayaya Sam-Harinei Vishwarupayavedhasei Om Brahmanyei Namaha
Meaning -Lord Brahma, who created the universe with positive, negative and dormant qualities, who represents Om, the ultimate bliss. He is the supreme God, the one who created the form for everything. I bow to you Divine Lord Brahma.