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PRAJAPATIS
Also known as PRAJAPATI

The Lords of Creation Group Inc

This is the team put together by Chief Executive Creator BRAHMA to expedite cosmic matters during construction of the Universe. Not many creator gods ask for assistance, but BRAHMA in his wisdom opted for a bit of extra help. The PRAJAPATIS were created to assist with various administrative tasks — road-testing the Laws of Physics, sorting out what planet should go where, and so on.

Originally worshipped as a single deity, they became known as a team when BRAHMA took over the top god spot. Their membership varies depending on who you ask — ten or eleven is the usual number but the Mahabharata mentions fourteen and we have seen references to twenty-one or more. Probably half of them are on a freelance contract.

Some may even have been sacked. Which one was responsible for flowers on the moon? Several of the most impressive deities went on to greater things.

See if you can discover who got promoted through their efforts: ANGIRAS.. ATRI... BRIGHU... DAKSHA... KRATU... MARICHI... NARADA... PULAHA... PULASTYA... VASHISHTHA...

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Article last updated on 09 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT PRAJAPATIS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : PRAJAPATIS
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : PRAJAPATI
Popularity index : 367

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