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  Brahma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brahma (written Brahmā in IAST) (Devanagari ब्रह्मा, pronounced as /brəhmɑː/) is the Hindu creator god, and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva.
From this golden egg, Brahma the creator was born, as Hiranyagarbha.
Regular pujas are held for Brahma and during Navrathris, this temple comes to life with colourful festivities.
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Brahma, eternal and perpetually undecaying, sprang from the ether; from him was descended Marichi; the son of Marichi was Kasyapa.
Brahma was the father of Daksha, who is said to have sprung from his thumb, and he was present at the sacrifice of that patriarch, which was rudely disturbed by Rudra.
The heaven of Brahma, on the summit of Mount Meru, and enclosed by the river Ganga.
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Brahma (a masculine form not to be confused with Brahman, the neuter gender denoting the spiritual splendor of the Lord's body) is a title for the secondary creator of the universe (vaikrta phase of creation) and the progenitor of the living beings, Prajapati.
Brahma, also known as Aja ("Unborn"), Padma-ja ("Lotus-born"), Svayambhu ("Self-existent"), or Caturmukha ("Four-faced"), is said to have been born from a golden egg and in turn to have created the earth and all things on it.
Brahma is usually depicted as having four faces (Brahmas in other universes have more heads) and four arms, holding sacrificial instruments, prayer beads, and a book, and either seated or standing on a lotus throne or on his mount, the hamsa (swan).
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 Brahma - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Brahma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Trimurti or Hindu triad of gods:; Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
Brahma combines with Vishnu, the preserver, and Shiva, the destroyer of evil, to make up the Trimurti, the three aspects of Brahman, the supreme being, acting in the world.
Although Brahma is the creator aspect, he is depicted in some stories as being born from a lotus flower growing from Vishnu's navel.
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 Shiva - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A slightly different version is told in the Shiva Purana: in the Śiva Purana, Śiva promises Brahma that an aspect of his, Rudra, will be born and this aspect is identical to Him.
Lord Shiva is the God of all and is worshipped by all, from Devas such as Brahma, Indra, by Asuras like Bana, Ravana, by humans like Adi Shankara, Nayanars, by creatures such as Jatayu, an eagle, Vali, a monkey, and the list goes on and on.
Brahma bade Śiva to replace with the first head he could find, which happened to be that of an elephant.
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Brahma was assigned the work of creating the universe by Brahman, the Supreme Being to assist him in this endeavor, Brahma created 10 Prajapatis, who are believed to be the fathers of the human race.
Brahma's abode is known as Brahmaloka, which is said to contain all the splendors of earth and of the heavens of the other gods.
According to the Puranas, Brahma is said to be the son of the Supreme Being and his female energy, Maya.
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 Brahma Sutras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word sūtra means thread, and the Brahma sūtras literally stitch together the various teachings of the Upanishads and the Gītā into a logical and self-consistent whole.
Indian tradition identifies Badarayana, the author of the Brahma Sutra, with Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas.
Furthermore, it is notable that the Brahma Sutras refute the heterodox Indian religions of Buddhism, Jainism, Yoga, Nyāya, Vaisheshika, Shaiva, Shakta, Atheism, and Sankhya philosophy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brahma_Sutras   (610 words)

 Brahma - the Creator Amongst the Hindu Trinity
According to the Puranas, Brahma is said to be the son of the Supreme Being and his female energy, Maya –; the cosmic illusion which keeps all life under a veil of separation from the Supreme One.
Brahma and Vishnu threw each other a challenge of superiority in which one of the ends had to be reached.
Brahma will, of course, exert his powers during the creation of a new universe after this one is destroyed and to that extent, his role as the master creator and the originator of all knowledge will always remain in the minds of all Hindus.
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Brahma, who is depicted as emerging from the navel lotus of Narayana, is a metaphor for all of creation: its laws, its inherent intelligence, and its consciously manifested potencies which operate as sages, saints, rishis, devas, celestials, and divine beings of all kinds of nature, temperament and description.
Brahma is the name for the principle which creates all of the manifest realms.
Brahma was endowed with his "spouse" (Saraswati) and consciousness at the time of creation.
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 Brahma on Marcel Nies
Brahma is one of the three principal gods of the Hindu pantheon.
Brahma's vehicle is the swan or goose, the symbol of knowledge, which is portrayed below the lotus throne.
The elaborate rendering of Brahma's ornaments and the lotus petals of his throne are characteristic of sculptures produced by the Palas in the eleventh century.
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 Brahma : Hindu Gods trinity : Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva
Brahma's mind born sons are the seers Marici, Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratuj, Pracetas, Vashishta, Bhrgu and Narada.
One half was woman and the other half was man. Brahma called the woman Gayatri, but she also became known by many other names such as Saraswati.
The tremendous tapas that Brahma had practiced for the purpose of creation was entirely annihilated through his desire to unite with his daughter.
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Brahma is the creator of the universe who was born from Hiranyagarbha (the golden nucleus).
While Brahma expresses himself in the abundant forms of life in the natural world, he is rarely seen himself.
Brahma holds the Vedas, a ‘kalamandulu’ (a jug of water) and a string of meditative beads in his hands.
timepiece.shubhkaamna.com /brahma.htm   (316 words)

 Hinduism - Brahma Sutras
The study of Brahma Sutras is a synthetic study of the Upanishads.
Brahma Sutras is the Science of the Soul.
The Bhashya of Sri Sankara on Brahma Sutras is known as Sareeraka Bhashya.
www.hinduism.8k.com /brahmasutras.html   (2408 words)

 Sri Brahma-Samhita
Upon his emergence from the lotus, Brahma begins- the act of cosmic creation but, seeing only darkness about, is bewildered in the performance of his duty.
Some, for instance, whose conception of transcendence is determined by a certain logical fallacy based on the arbitrary assumption that spirit is the literal opposite of matter (and thus that because matter has form and variety, spirit must necessarily be formless and unvariegated), conceive of ultimate reality as some sort of divine emptiness.
Brahma's vision of the spiritual realm is not his alone.
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Brahma creates, operates in the form of this universe for trillions of years, then dissolves back into Narayana.
Since the term "Brahma" does not appear in the Vedas, its creation stems from the Sanskrit work "Brih" which means "'to grow" or "to expand." In this way, it became synonymous with Hiranyagharba: The Golden Egg of Creation.
To further understand the concept of Brahma and his relation to the universe as we know it, it is helpful to view the cosmos through the lens of the Vedic descriptions of the life of the universe as interpreted in human years.
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 Brahma (Hindu god)
Brahma was also considered the reincarnation of their ancient ancestor, Purusha and was known under that name as well as Prajapati.
Brahma watched as Shiva and Thor clashed over egos and refused to get involved, but Shiva, sensing how passionate Thor was to his cause, changed his vote and donated the life energies.
Brahma was present at this meeting, in which Thor was judged as having failed the test.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/brahma1.htm   (647 words)

 Brahmas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Brahmas are an asiatic breed of fowls that originated in the Brahmaputra district of India where they were also known as 'Gray Chittagongs'.
At that time, Brahmas were known for their excellent laying characteristics, however, subsequent breeding to develop the modern color patterns have diminished its economic qualities.
These are virtually identical to the Light Brahma with the exception of a buff coloration instead of white.
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 HINDU TRINITY - Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva
Brahma is the god of creation and he is traditionally accepted as the Creator of the entire universe.
To indicate this Brahma the creator is described as being born from the navel of Vishnu as he is lying on the great serpent, Ananta in the milky ocean.
Brahma sitting on the lotus indicates that he is ever-rooted in the infinite Reality.
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 Lord Brahma - The Creator
Mythology describes Brahma as springing from Kamala (lotus), from the nabhi (navel) of Vishnu.
As per Hindu mythology, Brahma was born from a (kamala) lotus springing from Vishnu's navel and created the world through his daughter SaraswatL According to Manu Smriti, the self- existent Lord manifested to dispel the darkness enveloping universe.
Brahma is also shown riding a chariot drawn by seven swans, representing the seven worlds.
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 Brahma Sutras : the Nyaya Pasthana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Brahma Sutras along with Upanishads (Sruti Prasthana) and Bhagwad Gita (Smriti Prasthana) constitutes the ‘Prasthan trayi’ or the ‘three canons’ of Vedantic scriptures, which are the pristine springs of Vedantic metaphysics.
Brahma Sutra is called the Nyaya or Yukti Prasthan, because it logically reconciles and explains the various questions and doubts which may possibly come while going through the Upanishads, the basic pramana granthas.
Brahma Sutras should best be studied after completing the study of all Upanishads and that also through a proper teacher.
www.vmission.org /vedanta/shastras/bsutras.htm   (719 words)

 Indian Mythology - Hindu Mythology Articles, Facts @ Indian Divinity.com >> BRAHMA
Brahma, the first member of the Hindu trinity though much less important than the other two, namely Vishnu and Mahesh, is manifested as the active creator of this universe.
Brahma has four arms and in his hands he holds a lotus flower, his scepter, spoon, a string of beads, a bowl containing the holy water and the Vedas.
According to Shiva Purana, from the incestual union of Brahma and Satrupa was born SUAYAMBHUVA MANU, the progenitor of man, and from him in turn all creatures.
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 Online Darshan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As for Brahma's fifth head, according to one version Brahma claimed that he was superior to Shiva, who thereupon cut off the head with his nail.
The fourth account says that Brahma wanted Shiva to be born as a son to him and that Shiva, though he had promised Brahma that he would grant him any boon, kept his promise but punished him for his insolence by pronouncing a curse which deprived him of one head.
Apart from being the progenitor of the human race in general, Brahma was the father of Daksha, who was born from his thumb.
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 Brahma the Creator in Hinduism
In Hinduism, Brahma is the senior member of the triad of great gods, which also includes Vishnu and Shiva.
Brahma kept pursuing her, taking the form of the corresponding male - a bull, a horse, a gander, a buck.
Hinduism (Brahma - Ganesha - Kali - Krishna - Shiva - Vishnu) Incense
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 Sanskrit: brahma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Worcester Art Museum - Brahma
Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma are the major gods of Hinduism, and their functions are often interchangeable.
An ancient god whose authority was derived from the Vedas (the scriptures of the ancient Aryans), Brahma retained his importance as the creator in Hinduism, although no cult comparable in size to those of Vishnu and Shiva developed around him.
Looking at the four directions, the four faces of Brahma symbolize the four Vedas as well as the cardinal points of the compass.
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 Brahma (Hindu god) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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The Hindu triad (Trimurti) consists of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva;.
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 Brahma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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