The Chaturmukha Brahma temple is located at Chebrole in Guntur, in Andhra Pradesh.
About the temple
The Chaturmukha Brahma Swamy temple was built approximately around 200 years ago. It was constructed by Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu. It is dedicated to Lord Brahma, and he is worshipped along with Lord Siva.
The temple is located in the midpoint of a tank surrounded by two small temples for Lord Siva towards the east and the west and that of Vishnu in the North and the South and four temples for Goddess Shakthi in the four corners noticeable in different incarnations. Sri Adikesava Swamy temple, Sri Nageswara Swamy temple, Sri Bhimeswara Swamy temples are close proximity of Chaturmukha Brahma. It is believed that these temples were built between the 9th and 14th Centuries. The Brahmeswara Temple is one the few and earliest temples in India dedicated to Brahma.
About the Deity
The presiding deity here is Brahma. Here the Lord embodied with four faces makes it one in all the distinctive temples of Lord Brahma in India. Lord Brahma is worshipped here along with Lord Shiva. There is a sub-shrine in the temple for Lord Nataraja. The idol measures 12 feet and is the centre of attraction here from hundreds of years. The stone sculpture of Nandi is also situated in front of the Idol.
Legend and stories
The temple is legendary for its four shrines for Nageshwara, Adikeshwara, Bhimeshwara and Brahmalingeshwara. The Bhimeswara temple has been to a great extent designed during the period of the Chalukya King, Krishna Deva Raya, and the rest during the 10th-14th centuries. The temple of Adikeshwara contains 2 shrines, and as we move towards Nageshwara temple, we can see within the temple premises a gorgeous, massive, red stone Nandi, being the prime attraction in the temple. The Brahmalingeshwara temple conjointly contains a little shrine that is found at the middle of temple tank. The prime god is Shiva, including four faces of Lord Brahma. It is said that Lord Brahma was cursed by Bhrugu Maharshi that he would not be worshipped on earth which is the reason why a Sivalingam with carvings of Brahma on its four sides was consecrated here instead of separate idols for him.
There are government- RTC Buses going from all places in Andhra Pradesh to access the temple in Chebrolu. The nearest railway station is Guntur which is 16 km away. Buses are available from here to access the temple. Bus and taxi services are available to access the temple.
The nearest airport is Gannavaram Airport Vijayawada which is 65 km away.
Chaturmukha Brahma temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).