Temple of Brahma in Andhra Pradesh – Sri Chaturmukha Brahmalingeswara Swamy Temple – Brahma Murti Carved on Shivling




Temples dedicated to Brahma are very rare. Sri Chaturmukha Brahmalingeswara Swamy Temple at Chebrolu in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh is one such rare temple. The temple is unique as murti of Brahma is here carved on a Shivling.

At Sri Chaturmukha Brahmalingeswara Swamy Temple, Brahma is worshipped along with Shiva. The temple was built around 200 years ago.

Legend has it that Brahma was cursed by Bhrugu Maharshi that he would not be worshipped on earth.  So there is no separate individual shrine for Brahma, instead four faces of Brahma are carved on the four sides of the Shivling worshipped here.

Except for the temple at Pushkar in Rajasthan, there are no famous temple dedicated Hindu God Brahma. (Why there are no famous temples dedicated to Brahma?)
The Hindu reports 
This is a beautiful temple situated in the midst of a tank surrounded by two small temples of Lord Siva towards the east and west and that of Vishnu in the north and south and four temples of goddess Sakti in the four corners manifest in different incarnations. 
The nearby Sri Adikesava Swamy temple is older by centuries, built during the reign of the Pallavas. It has Sri Nageswara Swamy and Sri Bhimeswara Swamy temples in close proximity. It is believed that these temples were built between the ninth and 14th centuries. 
Today, these ancient structures are left to the vagaries of nature by the Endowments and Archaeology Departments, which do not seem to be concerned about their condition. A lone display board put up by the Archaeology Department in front of Nageswara Swamy temple has nothing but rust on it. 
A temple of Lord Nataraja and a 1,000 pillar hall (mandapam) are believed to have existed in front of the dilapidated stone sculpture of Nandi which can be seen close to the Nageswara Swamy temple. 
It was an idol of Lord Nataraja measuring 12 feet that was the centre of attraction here thousands of years ago. None of these, not even their remains, can be found today.