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

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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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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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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 ...
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Devas(Gods) and their digestive system

According to Brahmanda purana, brahma commensed creation in this following chronological order [Bh Purana - Quote 25 - 50]. Prākrta Creations (pertaining to Prakruti) Mahat -- Great Principle ...
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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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Who are the parents of Indra and Brahma mentioned by Basava?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here) ...
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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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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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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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Why is only Earth (Prithvi) chosen for life of human beings?

According to astrology (Jyotisha), there are nine planets (Graha). Brahma created many planets and among all planets, He made only earth (Prithvi) livable for humans. He established life only on earth,...
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Who saved Brahma from demons by singing the Sama Veda?

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 does contain ...
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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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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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Why some hindu gods don't have facial hair?

As far as the trimurti is concerned, Brahma is almost always depicted as an aged man with white flowing hair and white flowing beard from all 4 heads . Perhaps the white flowing beard depicts his ...
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What is measurement unit of life's duration used by Brahma?

As per the previous birth karma's, Brahma decides what will be duration of our life or how long we will live. My question is,Brahma uses which unit to decide our life time. For example: At current ...
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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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What is the order of the present Varah Kalpa n Brahma's life?

The Skand Purana says Sati was born in the 1st Manvantar of the Pitri Kalpa which was the 30th Kalpa in the second Parardha of Brahma. The text again says that Parvati was born in the Vaivasvat i.e. ...
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How can Skanda and Ganesha marry Brahma's daughters?

I am a daughter of Prajapati (the lord of all creatures, Brahma) and my name is Devasena. My sister Daityasena has ere this been ravished by Kesin. We two sisters with our maids habitually used to ...
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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 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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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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What is the significance of Trinath Mela, where the three supreme gods are worshipped?

Villagers in Odisha many times perform Trinath Mela at their own house, where all the three supreme gods Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara altogether are worshipped at the same time. This Pooja is said as ...
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Why were the Mandehas cursed to try to eat the Sun every day?

Sandhyavandhanam is a ritual that all Brahmanas (in fact all Dvijas) are required to perform three times a day. This chapter of the Vishnu Purana describes one reason why Sandhyavandhanam is done, ...
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When actually lord brahma shares the knowledge of vedas?

I am in a big confusion, please correct me if I am wrong in some points. Almost in every religion there are stories about catastrophic end of this world/universe. In Hinduism it is believed that ...
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Is Tower of Brahma mentioned in any Hindu text?

Tower of Brahma, is a mathematical puzzle which describes the concept of recursion. Does this originate in a Hindu text? If yes, please also mention the original text of the puzzle. Wikipedia ...
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Is the Kena Upanishad a dialogue between Brahma and Shiva?

One of the most famous Upanishads is the Kena Upanishad, aka the Talavakara Brahmana Upanishad. It gets its name because it begins with the word Kena meaning "by whom"; its first verse ...
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Different Brahmalokas?

The Earth is situated in the middle of the 'fourteen planes of existence', of which 'Brahmaloka' is the highest plane. But on the earth, atop the Mountain Meru, there is a city of Brahma, called '...
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What is difference between the roles of Manu and Prajapati?

It is said that Vishnu created Brahma, Brahma opened the Golden Egg and created the Universe and the Heaven. He also created the 4 children from his brain or head. He then created 9 Prajapatis and 14 ...
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Guḍhī Pāḍavā or Ugadi: Day on which Universe is created?

Posting it on a day of Guḍhī Pāḍavā or Ugadi. I was reading the Wikipedia link about this Hindu Festival. It was mentioned in that link that on this day, Brahma created the universe as per Brahma ...
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Where do the quotes from sages in Brahma's hymn to Vishnu come from?

In this chapter of the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata, during one of the nights of the war Bhishma tries to convince Duryodhana to make peace with the Pandavas, arguing that they're invincible since ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Previous briths of current Bramha

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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What scriptures describe Brahma creating a weighing scale?

This excerpt from the Matsya Purana describes the Tula Purusha Dana, where a king would weigh himself on a giant scale and then donate an equal amount of gold to the Brahmanas. In the process of ...
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Brahma giving boons to asuras

Why did asuras like Ravana, Narakasura, Kansa, Tarakasura pray to Brahma only and why did Brahma give so many boons to them? Shouldn't the asuras not be given any boons knowing that they are asuras?
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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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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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Brahma with hundreds of heads

In the Chaitanya Charitamrta (Madhya Lila, Chapter 21), we hear of Brahmas with hundreds of heads. Are there any Puranic reference for the same?
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Have any Hindu scholars/commentators touched on the topic of relationship between Brahma and saraswati?

Have any scholars commented on the whole lust of prajapati in shatpatha brahmana and other texts describing them as couple, what does shankaracharya and other scholars say?
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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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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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Difference between saguna brahman and sakara brahman

Saguna brahman refers to the parabrahman with gunas. Sakara brahman refers to the brahaman taking an akara(shape). Are they same? The doubt then can be rephrased as the following two questions: Do ...
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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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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?