The temple of God Brahma is located in the north-eastern side of the village Niali in Cuttack district Cuttack is the former capital and the second largest city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.
About The Temple
The temple was rebuilt in the 12th Century. The idol of Brahma holds a rosary and Kamandalu, sitting on a Lotus. He has four faces. There are two Vishnu images which belong to 12th century AD. The main vimana is of Pidha deula style. It is very near to Madhava Temple, Niali. A tributary of Mahanadi called Prachee is flowing near the shrine. Some local Brahmins opine that an Ashwamedha yajna was done by Brahma here.
The nearest Airport is located at Bhubaneswar about 40 km from the town. The nearest Railway stations from Niali are Bhubaneswar (35km) and Cuttack (47km). State Highway No. 60 connects Niali with Bhubaneswar via Phulanakhara and Cuttack. Niali is connected by road with Konark Sun Temple (35km), Kakatpur Mangala temple (26 km) and Puri Jagannath temple (60 km).
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of forefathers' sins
- Liberation from ancestoral sins
- Freedom from parental curses
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.
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.