Hindu Mythology

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BRAHMA

Hindu Creator God

Picture of the Hindu Creator God Brahma from our Hindu mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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 Prajâpatis 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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