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Who is currently holding post of Lord Bramha? Is there any description about his previous births and what are the karma he did that got him to this post?

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  • Since whatever we know is only part of Lord Brahma's knowledge, and since he doesn't know any of the other Brahmas, it is not possible to know the past Brahmas, I think. Moroever, all of them would have attained Vaikuntha (or Shivaloka, depending on what you believe in.) – Surya Nov 2 '15 at 16:53
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    I think Madhvacharya believed that the Vayu (or Mukhya Prana in his terminology) in each Mahakalpa becomes the Brahma in the next Mahakalpa. But Madhvacharya's belief system is very Vayu-centric, and I'm not sure if this claim has a basis in Hindu scripture. – Keshav Srinivasan Nov 2 '15 at 17:04
  • @Surya What makes you think the current Brahma has no knowledge of previous Brahmas? Previous Brahmas are mentioned in this chapter of the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata: sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12c048.htm In any case, this question is about previous births of the current Brahma, not previous Brahmas. – Keshav Srinivasan Nov 2 '15 at 17:10
  • @Keshav My bad. I didn't know about that. :( But the explanation seems to imply that there have been only six previous creations, this being the seventh? – Surya Nov 2 '15 at 17:18
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    @Yogi Vaishampayana was the disciple of Vyasa who told the Mahabharata to Arjuna's great-grandson Janamejaya. How the Mahabharata begins is that Ugrashrava, aka Suta, comes to the Naimisharanya forest to tell Shaunaka and the other sages there the story that Vaishampayana had told to Janamejaya. – Keshav Srinivasan Nov 2 '15 at 21:29

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