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The great Hindu Creator of the Universe

The first of the TRIMURTI trinity of Top Gods, BRAHMA (not to be confused with BRAHMAN) is the do-it-yourself deity of meditation, from which all knowledge comes.

In the very beginning he pondered, and his first thought was that he should exist. So he thought himself a nice golden egg to be born out of and there he was. Next he decided to create the Universe. But he didn't just knock it out on a wild whim like other creator gods we could mention. Oh no. He planned it all properly after much meditation, and even created a team of assistants called the PRAJAPATIS to manage operations.

After it was all done, BRAHMA took a well-earned rest and left all the exciting adventures to SHIVA and VISHNU]. Now he remains aloof and aloft, his four heads looking to the four corners of the world.

So, after much meditation, we ask ourselves: if the world is round, how can it have four corners?

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Article last updated on 02 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 659

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