5 Things You Want To Know About Hindu God Brahma

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About God Brahma:- Brahma is the deity of the Hindu Creator. He is also regarded as the Grandfather and later as Prajapati’s counterpart, the first primeval god. Brahma is king in the triad of great Hindu gods, including Shiva and Vishnu, in early Hindu scriptures such as the Mahabharata.

Brahma, because of his elevated status, is less interested in picturesque myths in which gods take on human form and character, but is more of a great god’s typically abstract or philosophical ideal.

The later Puranas (Hindu epics), God Brahma is no longer worshipped and his legends are attributed to other deities, even though he always retains his status as the deity of the Creator. The epithet of Brahma is ekahamsa, the Only Swan. His vahanam is a peacock, swan, or goose.

He continues to be honored with an annual ceremony at Pushkar’s pilgrimage site in Rajasthan, India today and remains a popular figure in South East Asia, especially in Thailand and Bali. Vishnu is the universe preserver, while the role of Shiva is to destroy it to re-create it.

The role of God Brahma was to create the world and all life. His name should not be confused with Brahman, who is in all things the supreme force of God. In Hinduism today, Brahma is the least worshipped god.

There are only two temples dedicated to him in India as a whole, opposed to the many thousands dedicated to the other two.

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Table of Contents [ 5 Things You Want To Know About Hindu God Brahma ]

What does Lord Brahma look like?

Brahma has four heads and the four Vedas (the most ancient religious texts for Hindus) are believed to have come from these heads.

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Some also believe that the caste system, or four varnas, came from various parts of the body of Brahma. He has four arms and is usually shown with a mustache. The consort of God Brahma is the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati.

Brahma the Creator

God Brahma sprang from the divine golden egg at the beginning and then produced from his own individual good & evil and light & dark. He also created the four types (the first being Manu): gods, demons, ancestors, and men.

Then Brahma created all living creatures on earth (although this is the responsibility of Brahma’s son Daksa in some myths). In the process of creating, perhaps in a moment of confusion, the demons were born from the thigh of Brahma, and so he abandoned his own body, which then became Night.

After the creation of good gods by Brahma, he again abandoned his body, which became day, hence the ascendancy of night and gods, the powers of goodness, rule the day. Then Brahma produced ancestors and men, each time leaving his body to become respectively Dusk and Dawn.

This creation process is repeating itself in every aeon. Then Brahma appointed Shiva to rule over humanity, even though Brahma becomes Shiva’s servant in later myths.

Brahma had several daughters, the most important of which was his daughter Saraswati, who bore Brahma the four Vedas (Holy Books of Hinduism), all branches of learning, the 36 Ragini’s and 6 Ragas of music, ideas such as Memory and Victory, yogas, religious acts, language, Sanskrit, and the various units of measurement and time.

Why God Brahma is not worshipped so much?

Within Hindu mythology there are a number of stories that point to why he is rarely worshipped. It’s two of them. The first view is that to help him with his job of creation, Brahma created a woman.

She’s been named Shatarupa. She was so beautiful that wherever she went, Brahma became infatuated with her and looked at her. This caused her intense humiliation and she tried to turn her attention from Shatarupa. Yet Brahma sprouted a head in every direction she went before he grew four.

Shatarupa finally became so frustrated that she jumped to try to avoid her gaze. Brahma sprouted a fifth head on top of everything in his fixation. In some sources, it is also said that Shatarupa has continued to change her form.

To order to avoid Lord Brahma, she became every creature on earth. Nevertheless, he changed his form to the male version of whatever she was, thereby establishing every animal community in the world.

Lord Shiva warned God Brahma to display incestuous conduct and cut off his fifth head for’ unholy’ behavior. Since Brahma diverted his attention from the soul and towards the flesh’s cravings, the curse of Shiva was that people should not worship Brahma.

As a form of repentance, it is said that since this time Brahma has repeatedly recited the four Vedas, one from each of his four heads. A second, and more sympathetic, view of why God Brahma is not worshipped is that the role of Brahma as the creator is over. It is left to Vishnu to protect the universe and to fulfill Shiva’s course of celestial reincarnation.Lor

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Origin and meaning

Brahma’s origins are uncertain, partly because the Vedic literature contains several related words such as one for Ultimate Reality (Brahman) and priest (Brahmin). In late Vedic text, the existence of a distinct deity called Brahma is evidenced.

A difference between Brahman’s spiritual concept and Brahma’s deity is that the former is a genderless abstract philosophical concept in Hinduism, while the latter is one of the many male gods of Hindu tradition. Lord Brahman’s spiritual concept is much older, and some scholars say Brahma’s deity may have arisen as a personal concept and tangible symbol of the impersonal universe principle.

The noun stem brahma forms two distinct nouns in Sanskrit grammar; one is a neuter noun bráhma, the nominative singular form of which is brahma; this noun has a vague and abstract meaning.

The male noun brahmán, whose nominative singular form is God Brahma, contrasts with the neuter noun. This special form is used as the deity’s proper name, Brahma.

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Lord Brahma Creates Women & Death

Brahma created women, the root of evil among men, in the myths revealed in the Mahabharata: a wanton woman is a burning flame… she is the razor’s sharp edge; she is poison, a snake, and death all in one.

The gods worried that people might become so powerful that they might challenge their rule, so they asked God Brahma how best to avoid that. His approach was to establish desirable women who started to stir up men in pursuit of sensual pleasures.

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Then the lord of gods, the lord, created wrath as the assistant of desire, and all creatures began to be attached to women, falling into the power of desire and anger. Brahma created women, the root of evil among men, in the myths revealed in the Mahabharata: a wanton woman is a burning flame… she is the razor’s sharp edge; she is poison, a snake, and death all in one.

The gods worried that people might become so powerful that they might challenge their rule, so they asked God Brahma how best to avoid that. His approach was to establish desirable women who started to stir up men in pursuit of sensual pleasures.

Then the lord of gods, the lord, created wrath as the assistant of desire, and all creatures began to be attached to women, falling into the power of desire and anger.

The first woman of another Brahma myth is also Death, the dark force that gives balance to the world and ensures that it does not overcrowd.

The figure of Death is picturesquely portrayed in the Mahabharata as’ a dark woman, wearing red clothing, red eyes and red palms and soles, adorned with divine earrings and ornaments,’ and assigned the job of’ destroying without exception all animals, imbeciles and scholars ‘ (Mahabharata in Hindu Myths, 40).

Death wept and begged God Brahma to be freed from this awful mission, but Brahma remained unmoved and sent her to fulfill her obligation on her way.

At first, Death began her protests by performing various remarkable asceticism acts such as standing in water for 8,000 years in complete silence and standing for 8,000 million years on one toe on top of the Himalayan mountains, but Brahma would not be swayed.

So Death performed her duties, still sobbing, bringing the endless night to all things when their time came and their tears fell to the earth and became diseases. Thus, the distinction between mortals and gods has been preserved forever through the work of Death.

Brahma in Art

God Brahma is often depicted with four heads in red, indicative of his four Vedas formation. Therefore he is also referred to as Caturanana / Caturmukha or’ four-faced’ and Astakarna or’ eight-eared.’ Brahma had five heads originally, but when he lusted after his daughter Sandhya, an outraged Shiva cut off the head that had ogled the goddess (or burned it with his central eye).

With four arms, Brahma is also represented. One right hand holds the brahma-tandram, an oval disk with a beaded rim that is perhaps a sacrificial ladle used with their destiny to mark men’s foreheads. A rosary made from rudraksham seeds is held in the other right hand.

One left hand holds a cleaning vase, sometimes holding Parivita or the Vedas in his bow. God Brahma can also be depicted on the sacred lotus flower that sprang from the navel of Vishnu, a scene that is particularly common in Cham art

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