Brahmavart Ghat in Bithoor is a spiritual powerhouse since the dawn of creation and cannot be compared to any other tirthasthala in this universe. It has been stated in the Hindu scriptures that Lord Brahma descended to this spot on the banks of the holy Ganga River and consecrated a Shiva Linga made of sand before he began the process of creation.
Lord Brahma then performed as many as ninety-nine yagnas here and over time, the Shiva Linga made of sand from the river bed of the Ganges turned to stone and came to be called Brahmeshwar Mahadev. It is believed that the Supreme Energy of Lord Mahadev can be felt by anybody the moment they step foot into this sacred shrine.
It has been said that Swayambhu Manu and Shatarupa were created from the mind of Lord Brahma after these exhaustive sacrifices. This place is said to be the centre of the earth and a peg that has been put in place to mark the location is seen at Brahma Khunti Mandir.
The priest says that while one offers prayers to the idol of Lord Brahma in Pushkar, one offers prayers to the padukas of Lord Brahma in Bithoor. It is customary to take a dip in the Ganges and carry some water to pour over Brahmeshwar Mahadev.
It has also been said that when Luv and Kush were residing along with Sita Mata in Maharshi Valmiki’s ashram, they used to come to this ghat to offer Guru Puja and Sandhyavandanam. They used to bathe in the Ganges and offer prayers at the ancient Brahmeshwar Mahadev. It has also been said that this is where Luv and Kush captured the horse of Prabhu Shri Rama’s Ashwamedha Yagna and tied it up.
Written by Lakshmi Subramanian
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