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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What Tilak or Namam does Lord Brahma have on His forehead?

Tripundra or "three horizontals lines" is the Tilak worn by Lord Shiva and His devotees. Urdhva Pundra is tilak worn by Lord Vishnu and His devotees. But there are images of Brahma with both tilaks. ...
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Are Brahma and Rudra being described as brothers in this section of the Mahabharata?

Itihasapuranas often say Brahma is Rudra's father. But in this https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12c041.htm section of MBh - they are both said to be offspring of Aniruddha: The holy one said, '...
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What is the story of Gaya Tirth?

I have heard a story that Lord Brahma has done Yajna in Gaya on the body of Gayasur. But I want to know the scriptural basis of this story if any or how Gaya, the place, has became famous?
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Is Brahma said to have 4 or 5 heads only in the itihasapuranas?

Is it true that in shruti works, Prajapati, Hiranyagarbha and other forms of Brahma are not said to have multiple heads?
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Does the Srivaishnavite sect say that Vishnu created Chaturmukha Brahma?

Siva is said to have incurred sin by cutting off Brahma's fifth head. The Srivaishnavite sect accepts this and if I recall correctly, some Vaishnavite temples in the South have sthalapuranams that ...
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Is reaching to next kalpa is common for some persons?

Some says after end of kalpa everything vanishes and Brahma goes to sleep for one kalpa. During his sleep, there is no existence of life left. And after one kalpa, Brahma wakes up and creates ...
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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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What's is the relative sacred body part name for Lord Brahma similar to Padmanabha and Shivalinga for Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva respectively?

I have noticed that the names denoting the sacred body part of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are Padmanabha and Shivalinga respectively. I am thinking "Head" is the sacred body part of Lord ...
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Why are temples devoted to Brahma so rare?

It is well-known that temples devoted to Brahma are extremely rare compared to temples devoted to Vishnu and Shiva (or, indeed, any number of other deities, e.g. Murugan, Ganesh, Hanuman, etc.). ...
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Does Ramayana say that Brahma was born from the belly lotus of Vishnu?

It seems unlikely because he is equated to Parabrahman in some places in the Ramayana.
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How human age is related to number of breaths?

Is it true that brahma assigns certain number of breaths to each creature based on karma? Why it's breaths count and not time?
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Attaining the Post of Brahma

As we all know, the Brahmanas of the Vedas describe rituals to attain to the post of various deities through the performance of Yagas(or Yajñas) among other things. The most famous of these is the ...
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According to Smarta, all of three of the “Trimurti” are equal. But why isn't Brahma given the same significance as Vishnu and Shiva?

Even Puri Shankaracharya said that chanting the name of Narayana and Shiva would have the same benefits. However, why don't anyone give such importance to Brahma?
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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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What's the name of the current Brahmā (ब्रह्मा)?

According to popular scripture views, Brahmā ( ब्रह्मा ) is a post, much like the Manu, Indra, Sapta-Rishis, etc., although with a huge difference in terms of their lifetime span. Again, by some ...
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What is the story of Lord Shani's wife Neelam?

As discussed in this QnA, the Tamil version attributes Mandha Devi & Jyesta Devi as Shani dev's wife. However, the more commonly accepted or albeit, say, as per the popular stories, it is the ...
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Does following line states Brahma repeats same incidents everyday?

BG 2.12 - But certainly never was a time, when I did not exist, nor you, nor these rulers of men. And surely it is not that we all shall cease to exist after this. I read this line on this answer and ...
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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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Etymology of the word Brahmā (ब्रह्मा)

Brahmā (ब्रह्मा) who is the creator aspect of the Trimurti God, while Vishnu (विष्णु) and Shiva (शिव ) being the Preserver and the Destroyer aspects. The most frequently used etymological meaning for ...
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Do Gods really exist as entities with a specific appearance?

I know that Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar are representations of creation, protection, and destruction cycles. Do they really exist as entities with a specific appearance?
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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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Did Krishna summon Brahmas from countless other universes to teach our Brahma a lesson about ego?

Once, Lord Brahma grew very conceited about his creation and started bragging about the various responsibilities he had. Lord Krishna, the Supreme One, smiled at this. A few moments later another ...
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Who is Goddess Gayatri? Is she another form of Saraswati or Saraswati in Parashakti form?

Summary: Is Goddess Gayatri another form of Savitri (Saraswati) or Savitri in Parabrahman form? If yes, can we conclude that the word ‘Savita’ in the Gayatri mantra is representative of Savitri and ...
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Existence of Hinduism

I have heard that people will be less spiritually inclined at the end of kaliyuga. The world will refurbish again to a utopian model of Satyayuga. Are there any references which states that Hinduism ...
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Do Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent Cosmic Energy, Cosmic Space and Cosmic Time?

Are there any interpretations of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva representing Cosmic Energy, Cosmic Space and Cosmic Time? If not, what exactly do Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent symbolically?
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Are there other Brahmas and universes?

Lord Brahma is said to be the creator of Earth but what about other planets? Who created them? I have heard that for every planet there is a creator like Brahma. I have also seen an incident in ...
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Is it true brahma masturbated to urvasi and collected semen in pot and saraswati was born from it? [closed]

I have seen many people claiming this but i couldn't find the story in any puranas. Are they just rumours or is there really some story. If yes please quote the exact verse.
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Did lord Brahma commit incest with his daughter?

According to Shiva purana, "Brahma desired Sarasvati and went to her, asking her to stay with him. She, being his daughter, was furious at this and said, 'Your mouth speaks inauspiciously and so ...
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Were Vali and Sri Rama of same age?

As per Sargas 15-17 of Srimad Ramayana, after Lord Vishnu agreed to take birth as a son of King Dasaratha, Lord Brahma ordered as follows: (The Gods become progenitors of Vanara heroes at the dictate ...
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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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Liberated beings after Mahakalpa [duplicate]

Do the liberated beings after Mahakalpa are again thrown into Samsara ? Is the liberated stage after Moksha only for 1 kalpa ? If moksha is really permanent ? In the above picture it also says he ...
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Are Shiva , Vishnu and Brahma non vedic Gods?

I got to know that Shiva is non Vedic god that got assimiliated into mainstream hinduism on the Puranic age. Are Vishnu and Brahma also non Vedic gods? As those three are considered manifestation of ...
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What scripture does the sacred thread mantra come from?

If you're a brahmin, you're probably familiar with the following mantra (see page 2): Yajnopavitam, paramam pavitram Prajapatim yatsahajam purastath | Ayushyam agriyam pratimunja subhram Yajnopavitam ...
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How does Brahma look?

Does Brahma look like an old deity, having white hair? What is his body complexion - red, golden or something else. Does he use rosaries for chanting? If so then which rosaries does he use(rudraksha ...
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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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What is the meaning of Brahm Gyan?

What kind of knowledge is considered as Brahm Gyan? Is having knowledge of all four Vedas would make a person Brahm Gyani? Does Brahm in Brahm Gyan denotes Lord Brahma? If so then what is the reason ...
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Who are the mind born daughters or Manasi Kanyas of Lord Brahma?

Lord Brahma had many mind born sons who were given charge of populating the world. However there is some mention of Lord Brahmas daughters like Shatarupa, wife of Swayambhuva Manu; Ahalya wife of ...
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Are there any more details about previous Kalpas in scriptures?

Reading about Kalpa on this site, my understanding is: Current Brahma completed 50 years Currently Brahma is in 51st year and on first day of the 51st year Each of Brahma's day includes one Kalpa (...
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What were the forms of vedas when Madhu and Kaitabha stole them?

The story of Madhu and Kaithabha stealing vedas and Lord Vishnu in the avatar of Hayagriva retrieving them have been mentioned here . However my question is what was the form of vedas. Mahabharata ...
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Does a Brahma jnani also need deeksha in order to make a mantra to work?

if i want to use mantra to work i need to get deeksha from guru. What i am asking is Like that if brahma nani want to use mantra to work whether he also need to get deeksha from guru or not.
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how to understand this body is also conciousness?

I can understand mind is conciousness because mind resolves into conciousness during deep sleep but how to understand body is also conciousness.
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Immortality of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu [duplicate]

Is Vishnu only immortal or Shiva and Brahma also are immortal ? (I know that all afterall are the same, but just for knowing because i read somewhere that only Vishnu is immortal)
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Why Brahma is called Lotus born?

Why Bramha who is self-born i.e. manifested on its own as per Yoga Vasistha, also called Lotus born as per Yoga Vasistha? What is the meaning of lotus here? Is it simple flower or something else very ...
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What is the story and significance of the Dashashwamedh Ghat?

Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the famous Ghats of river Ganga in Varanasi (Kashi). It is mentioned on the official site of Varanasi that Lord Brahma has performed ten horse sacrifices their. This is ...
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Can anyone explain guru mantra and intent? [duplicate]

Any one explain the following guru mantra, as to why a common human guru is being compared with lords(Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva)? Gurur brahma Gurur vishnu Gurur devo maheshwaraha Gurur sakshaat para ...
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Is there any Vedic verse that explicitly says Brahma and Shiva did not exist before creation?

Is there any Vedic verse that explicitly says Brahma and Shiva did not exist before creation? Many verses say only Brahman existed before creation. But what about Brahma and Shiva?
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Does any scripture refer to Brahma of five faces without any connection to his beheading by Siva? [duplicate]

I have always seen references to Brahma of 4 faces (caturmukha Brahma). There is a story of Siva cutting off one of Brahma's heads - which means that he must have been pancamukha (5-headed) before ...
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Which is the earliest scripture to depict Brahma as the navel-lotus-born offspring of Vishnu?

In the earliest scriptures Brahma/Prajapati/Hiranyagarbha is depicted as having no genealogy and sometimes equated with Parabrahmam. for example: lord-brahma-be-regarded-as-a-supreme-self: but in ...
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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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Shouldn't there be time dilation when Riksharaja took Vali and Sugriva to Brahma lok?

We know at least two incidents where individuals experienced time dilation as per our scriptures - 1) King Kakudmi traveling to Brahma lok with his daughter Princess Revati 2) King Muchukunda fighting ...

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