The Brahma Temple is dedicated to Brahma and is located in Carambolim, in Goa, India. This temple is located 7 kilometres Valpoi in the Satari District of Goa. The presiding deity is Lord Brahma. The Hindu God of creation. The temple dates back to the 5th century. The presiding deity is Lord Brahma stands tall and elegant. He blesses all those who come to see him. He is Brahma the Supreme Creator of the Universe according to the Hindu pantheon .Standing on a beautifully carved typically Kadamba pedestal in the silence of the hamlet named after Him that is Brahma Karmali. Brahma Karmali is situated near Valpoi the taluka headquarters of Sattari. The hamlet and temple of Karmali is seven kilometres from Valpoi and lies in the village of Nagargaon also known as Chandrigram. The beautifully chiseled out image of Brahma is dated to the Kadamba period and belongs to the 12th century AD. The supreme creator is housed in a simple temple known as Brahmadeva Devastan Brahma Karmali. It is interesting to note the etymological roots of this place name Brahma Karmali. It is also interesting to note the origins of this Brahma temple. Brahma Karmali is so named after the lovely Karmali or Carambolim village in the Tiswadi Taluka close to Khorlim, Old Goa area is famous the world over for her 'Karmallem Tallem' (Carambolim Lake) visited by varied migratory birds from the world all over.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of forefathers' sins
- Liberation from ancestoral sins
- Freedom from parental curses
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.
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.