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Questions tagged [brahma]

For questions about Brahma, the creator deity of the Trimurti. Not to be confused with [brahman] or [brahmins].

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Are the Vedic Gods Prajapati and Brahma the same?

In early Vedic books, like Rig Veda (Hiryanyagarbha Sukta), Shatapata Brahmana, the verses of Atharva Veda and in Yajur Veda, Lord Prajapati is the creator.According to Shvetashvatara Upanishad and ...
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Is manusmriti applicable on descendants of Brahma's mind born sons?

As we know some of Brahma's mind born sons also had progeny. So technically not all humans are descendants of Manu. Is my understanding correct? And if so, is manusmriti applicable on them?
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When did Mainda and Dvivida drink Amrita with the permission of Brahma?

Mainda and Dvivida are the valiant lieutenants in the army of Vānara. They are the sons of Ashwini Kumaras. Hanuman describes the plight of Lanka to his fellow vānaras and praises every Vānara ...
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Was Bramhadev worshipped in treta and dwapara yuga?

We know Bramhadev isn't worshipped in Kaliyuga. Are there any evidence on Bramhadev being worshipped in Tretayuga and Dwaparayuga except Mahamuni Vyasa meditating on Bramhadev before writing ...
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Did Brahma give Dasharatha his name?

In a Hindu mythology trivia quiz written by Devdutt Pattanaik on the app QuizUp, the following question was asked: What name did Brahma give to King Nemi for his capability of driving his chariot ...
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What is the history of Brahma's birth? [duplicate]

I am looking for details about Brahma's birth, his parents etc. I have never heard about it. can any one explain real detail about it,.
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Any connection between Brahmastra and Brahmadanda?

I was reading an article here that states: Brahmastra (Sanskrit: ब्रह्‍मास्‍त्र, Brahmāstra) was a weapon created by the creator Brahma, for the purpose of upholding Dharma and Satya (truth). ...
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Brahmanda Purana English translation

I am trying to find a proper English translation of Brahmanda Purana. I have seen one in archive.org. The translation is done by author Dr. G.V. Tagare. But it has omitted multiple verses saying ...
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Why does the Bhagavata Purana say the first Pararddha is already over when it is narrating the events of the Padma Kalpa?

Note: This is a follow-up of this question. According to the Vishnu Purana, the Padma Kalpa terminates with the end of one Pararddha or the first half of Brahma's life and the commencement of ...
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Just like there is a Shiva Purana and Vishnu Purana, is there a Purana praising Brahma?

Title. I want a book about Brahma. It can be in the form of a Gita like Shiva Gita or Bhagavad Gita or it can be in the form of a Purana. Thanks.
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Do our scriptures talk about life span of Tridev? [duplicate]

Brahma, Vishnu (Vishnu of the Universe, not eternal Maha Vishnu who resides in Paramapadam), Rudra (not the eternal Shiva) are the trimurthis where Brahma's life span is 100 years is defined. ...
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Shiva and Brahma's severed head

I came across this video on youtube, which mentions Shiva's dance after severing Brahma's fifth head and being explained the nature of what was created; can this story be found in any scripture? ...
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How to reconcile the lakshanas of a siddha from the Vedanta and the tantras?

In the shabasadhana of the tantra, the sadhaka normally worships Mahavidyas ie devatas like Kali, Tara etc, who are Brahma according to the Tantras. After the sadhaka gets siddhi, he has to remain ...
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Why only Lord Vishnu incarnates on earth?

It is said that there are 3 supreme lords i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. But from all 3 why only 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu and not others?
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Meaning of Bhartrihari verse on Brahma and a swan's ability to separate milk from the water

Verse 18 from Bhartihari's Nītiśataka says: ambhojinī-vana-vihāra-vilāsam eva haṃsasya hanti nitarāṃ kupito vidhātā | na tv asya dugdha-jala-bheda-vidhau prasiddhāṃ vaidagdha-kīrtim ...
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What's story of Devi Savitri's curse on Trimurthi by which they were changed to Rivers?

When I was googling to know the legend of Krishna River, I found this page, which states Legends state that the River Krishna is Lord Vishnu himself who turned into a river due to a curse on the ...
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Do the demons ever try to conquer Brahma loka or Shiva loka?

When Daitya Hiranyakashipu conquered the universe, he conquered up till Swarga. Text 13: O my dear King, Hiraṇyakaśipu was always drunk on strong-smelling wines and liquors, and therefore his ...
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Can one teleport to another Earth?

The scriptures state that there are an infinite number of Brahmas, and an infinite number of universes that have their own planetary systems. Can one go to another from this earth?
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Are there any Puranas that corresponds to a Kalpa where Brahma creates Vishnu?

According to the thirteenth chapter of the Vayavivasamhita of the Shiva Purana, Brahma has created Vishnu and Rudra in certain Kalpas: Vayu said, I shall narrate how Rudra was born and how Brahma ...
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Story of Tara, Chandra and Tarakaamayam

In Jyotisha, stories are used to make astrological concepts easier to learn and remember. This wiki article describes the story of Chandra as such: Budha, a beautiful child, was born to Tara. ...
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Are Manu and Brahmā the same entity? [duplicate]

Some scriptures say that from Vishnu’s navel a lotus arises on which Brahmā sits and creates the universe. Other scriptures say that universe is created and destroyed when he breathes in and out ...
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Why did lord Shiva chop off lord Brahma's fifth head?

As I've heard before, there was a story which said that lord Brahma had five heads but the fifth one was chopped off by lord Shiva. So why did lord Shiva chop off the fifth head of lord Brahma? ...
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What are the eleven senses of Lord Brahma

As per common knowledge, humans have five senses: Vision, Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste. From the following excerpt Srimad Bhagavatham, we come to know that Lord Brahma has eleven senses. Are the ...
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What bodies (Koshas or layers) do Devas, Trimurthis and their Shaktis (consorts) have?

The two questions What are Five Layers (Pancha Kosha) of Human? and Where does a Soul attached to the Body? explain various koshas (Sheaths) of human body. Trimurthi and their respective Shaktis are ...
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How did King Kakudmi reach Brahma Loka with his daughter Revathi?

I read that King Kakudmi with his daughter Revati reached Brahma Loka experiencing time-dilation. Can anyone tell me how they managed to travel?
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How were the Trimurthi born?

In Hinduism, there are three supreme gods, Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh (Shiva). Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the protector, and Shiva is the destroyer. But how were these gods born? Did the ...
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Gods granting immortality

In many stories there are demons who ask Brahma for immortality boon and he refuses. But there are other stories where Shiva and Vishnu grant immortality boon. How can they grant this boon? What other ...
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Meditation, Eternity, Immortality and Asuras

It is said that if we medidate and remember GOD always, we will reach Vaikunth i.e. the abode of Lord Vishnu. We can become Eternal and Immortal. Basically we will live with the GODs. Does that mean ...
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How much time has been passed of current Brahma's life span?

I heard from one of my friends that half of current Brahma's time is passed, is that true? How much time has been passed of current Brahma?
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What is the chronological order of different KALPA?

We have Puranas incidents happening from different Kalpas of Brahma. Do we have order of it?
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What caused Lord Shiva to test Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu?

I have heard that Lord Brahma was cursed that, he will not be worshipped as a God in a test conducted by Lord shiva . So my question is what caused Lord Shiva to test Brahma and Vishnu?
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Which is the favorite leaf of Lord Brahma?

Lord Vishnu is fond of Tulasi leaves and Lord Shiva likes bilvam. So, similarly which leaf is favored by Lord Brahma?
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What is the difference between Prajapati and Parameshthin Prajapatya, and which one is Brahma?

The Jaiminiya Upanishad Brahmana, aka the Talavakara Upanishad Brahmana, is a confusingly named text which is actually an Aranyaka of the Sama Veda, not a Brahmana or Upanishad. It contains within it ...
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What is exact meaning of UTPATTI(उत्पत्ती), STITHI(स्तिथी) AND LAYA(लय)

As we know the works of trimurti. Lord Brahma's work is UTPATTI(उत्पत्ती). Lord Vishnu's work is STITHI(स्तिथी). Lord Shiva's work is LAYA(लय). I want to know what are the exact meanings of those ...
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Are Brahma, Hiranyagarbha, Prajapati and Manu manifestations of the same God?

Brahma, Hiranyagarbha, Prajapati and Manu –– all seem to be connected with creating living beings and play same role. Are they all incarnations of the same God?
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What is the story of Vasishtha's sister?

Recently I was in a discussion with a friend who had visited Chidambaram Temple and he was telling me about the legend of Vyaghrapada mentioned in this question but my curiosity was piqued by another ...
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Which scripture says Shiva first created Brahma-Vishnu and delegated rest of the creation to them? [duplicate]

I watched a serial that narrates how Shiva created Vishnu and Brahma to create and save Earth and all the souls. I have not read this in any of the scriptures but could someone point me to the source ...
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What did humans do that Brahma took away their divinity?

According to an ancient Hindu legend whose author is unknown, there was once a time when all human beings were gods but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it ...
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Which Vedic verses describe Saraswati as wife of Brahma?

Does any Vedic sukta call Saraswati as the wife of Brahma-prajapati? Note: This is not a dup. of "Which puranas/upapuranas mention about marriage between Brahma and Saraswati?" which is about ...
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Which puranas/upapuranas mention about marriage between Brahma and Saraswati?

Apparently Brahma was condemned by his sons for lusting after Saraswati, but how after that did Brahma end up marrying Saraswati? Most of the main mahapuranas only call her consort of brahma, but ...
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Is Sri Kurma an avatar of Lord BrahmA (Prajapati)?

It is believed that Tortoise (kurma) avatar is of Lord Vishnu as per the puranic legends. However, one of the users of the site has quoted an interesting passage from vedas citing that Lord Kurma is ...
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What are the different names of Brahma as per scriptures?

What are the different names of Brahma as per scriptures? Are there 28 names of Brahma?
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How did Saraswati end up as “wife” of Brahma?

According to Shatapatha Brahmana, Brahma conceives a passion for his own daughter but the gods condemn Brahma, even the goddess goes away from Brahma. Prajāpati conceived a passion for his own ...
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What boon did Lankini (demoness of Lanka) get from Brahma?

Before entering Lanka, Hanuman fell Lankini, the demoness of Lanka, with a single decisive blow using his left fist. Lankini then recollects a boon that Brahma had given her earlier. What boon (वरदा...
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Was matsya of Lord brahma transferred to Lord vishnu?

The Matsya avatara is usually considered as an avatara of Lord Vishnu. But the Shatapata Brahmana and the Mahabharata both describe Matsya as an avatara of Prajapati Brahma. While the Puranas ...
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What is the difference between Narayana and Brahman?

This question has been so confusing it hasn't been apparent what I am asking. I know that the members of the Trimurti are distinct and One at the same time. I also know that Para Brahman is the ...
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Which scriptures mention Siva beheading Brahma?

This is not the same as Rudra stabbing Prajapati at the request of the other Gods for his incest with his daughter.
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Is the daughter of Brahma in shatpatha brahmana Sandhya the nymph or saraswati?

The story of Brahma lusting after his daughter due to arrow struck by kama deva is present in shatpatha brahmana, my question is, is the daughter called Sandhya or saraswati, because there is ...
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Age of Brahma, 1 day of Brahma and Science

1 day of Brahma equals about 8.6 Billion Years or 2 Kalpas. According to this the day itself or 1 Kalpa is just 4.3 Billion Years. Our Universe should be destroyed during the night of Brahma or for ...
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What is the story of Brahma forgetting his knowledge after teaching Indra?

The Rahasyatraya Sara is a work by the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan, concerning the meaning of the Rahasya Traya or three secrets of the Sri Vaishnava sect (of which I'm a member). (One of ...