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BRAHMA

Picture of the Indian Creator God BRAHMA from our Indian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Indian Creator God

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?

BRAHMA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BRAHMA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3021
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Article last updated on 27 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "BRAHMA: God of Creation from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 27 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 August 2014.

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