This question assumes Brahma is not Brahman but is a post that gets filled by different entities over time. Do we know the names of previous Brahmas, like we know the names of many Manus?


What are the different names of Brahma as per scriptures?

is different - it asks for names of the same Brahma - not different Brahmas as this question asks.


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In Skanda Purāņa, Prabhās khanda, Prabhas kshetra Mahatmaya, chap 7, from verse 10 onwards it is said as follows:-

adhunā vaiṣṇavīṃ raudrīṃ yātrāṃ sarvārthasaṃyutām | vaktumarhasi cāsmākaṃ purāṇārthaviśārada|| 10 ||

  1. Six Brahmās have passed away. The present Prajāpati who is well-known as Śatānanda is the seventh one, O goddess.


  • Fair is fair, although I would have preferred a source other than Skanda purana :- ) @krsnadasa
    – S K
    Aug 13, 2023 at 18:42
  • The Sanskrit doesn’t match with the English. Seems to be talking of a tirtha yatra.
    – Adiyarkku
    Aug 18, 2023 at 4:48
  • Someone edited it, thus the sanskrit got misplaced
    – Krsna Dasa
    Aug 21, 2023 at 17:21

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