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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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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Why did gods follow rule of Hinduism?

There is a main rule in Hinduism with the idea that everybody is born, everybody lives and then dies. This was the case for humans. My question is: Why did Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva follow this rule? ...
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Is each of the 18 Mahapurans related to a different Kalpa?

While researching for an answer I came across the reference of Padma Puran having been revealed in the Padma Kalpa which was the last day of the 50th year of Brahma. Currently we are in the Varah ...
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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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Ravana's great-grandfather was Brahma?

I read it somewhere that Ravana's great-grandfather was Brahma, is that true? Are there any valid proof that proves this fact? Heard this for the first time. Got to know about this while researching ...
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Why did Brahma ask Vyasa to write Mahabarata?

I want to know the reason why Brahma asked Vyasa to write Mahabarata.
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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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Vishnu distresses Indra by pointing out not only his, but Brahma's mortality as well. Is Vishnu likewise, a mortal position?

First off, I think the source text is the Brahmavaivarta Purana, but I may be wrong, as I couldn't find this excerpt in an online version. Either way, the way Vishnu describes the impermanence of not ...
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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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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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Are there any scriptural references of the trinity "Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh(Shiva)" as depicted in popular culture?

Brahma is typically depicted as an ancient deity with multiple heads [& hands] in various directions. Vishnu is depicted in form of a deity sleeping in the midst of an ocean over a big snake (...
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What is time interval between the death of the old Brahma and the birth of a new Brahma?

Lord Brahma has a lifespan of 100 Brahma years (one day of Brahma is 1000×1 MahaYuga) and after that he dies. What is time interval between the death of the old Brahma and the birth of a new Brahma?
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How do Brahma and Saraswati die?

Brahmadev has a lifespan of 100 years and after that he dies. I have certain questions about his death. How does he die? What happens to his wife Devi Saraswati after death of Brahmdev? If Brahmdev ...
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When Brahma's day ends and a new day starts does the previous day repeat itself? [duplicate]

When an day ends for Brahma there are no living beings and when a new day starts everything is recreated. My question is - does the same chain of events take place in the new day of Brahma? For ...
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Who is Svayambhuva Manu's mother?

Refer this Prajapatis – the 10 sons of Lord Brahma It is said that Prajapatis are believed to be the fathers of the human race. Since all these sons were born out of his mind rather than body, they ...
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When did Cows receive the boon of horns from Brahma & why did they want them?

Mahabharat Anushasan Parva Section LXXXI mentions Vyas as saying: "Vyasa said, 'Kine constitute the stay of all creatures. Kine are the refuge of all creatures. Kine are the embodiment of merit. ...
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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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Which Vedic verses declare Lord Brahma as supreme?

Lord Brahmaa is a very important figure in Vedic tradition. He is referred to as PrajApatI and hiranyagarbha in the Vedas. As per Puranic tradition he is the part of trimurti's or trinity. However, ...
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Who are the Sanat Kumaras?

In many scriptures like Puranas, there is mention of Sanat Kumaras. According to the legend they are believed to be as the mAnasa putras of Lord Brahma. But we get to see the list of 10 mAnasa ...
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What do Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva do after 1 Kalpa when Brahmadev goes to sleep?

What do Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva do after 1 Kalpa when Brahmadev goes to sleep ? As per this answer a day of Lord Brahma is 4(yuga)*1000. 4,320,000 years * 1000 = 4,32,00,00,000 years is 1 ...
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Why did Brahma create Universe? [duplicate]

We all know that Brahma is the creator of Universe and this is why Universe is also called as Bramhand(universe). But why has he created Bramhand? What was the purpose behind?
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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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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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What was the "Purpose" behind Shiva's banishing Brahma's worship?

We all know Shiva cursed Brahma not to be worshipped. We all know the many stories behind it. But what is the "Purpose" of this- banishing Brahma's worship? If Shiva has done this, there must be ...
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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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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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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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Do Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara die?

It is said during universal dissolution the universe gets merged into Supreme Brahman. Do Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara also die at that time? Please try to answer with Vedas as proof if possible.
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What boons did Ravana receive from Lord Brahma?

In Ramayana, it is told that, Ravana, after performing many great penances, received powerful boons from Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva. It is also said that he was protected by Goddess Durga's blessings ...
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Why is Brahma referred as Viranchi in Scriptures?

In some scriptures Brahma is referred as Viranchi (विरञ्चि): Whenever I see sun raising in early morning, following mantra automatically pops out from my mind/month: नमः सवित्रे जगदेकचक्षुषे । ...
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Temple for Tri murthis and its significance

Where is the temple for Trimurthis Brahma, Vishnu and Siva with their consorts and what is the significance of the same?
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During Navratri can Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva be prayed?

The nine days of Navaratri is auspicious for doing Devi worship. Legend says that Devis reside in each houses at this time. If we pray to Lord Vishnu or Lord Brahma or Lord Shiva will the prayer yield ...
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What are the different types of Lokas? [duplicate]

What are the different types of lokas like the yamaloka,swargaloka, prithiviloka, pitrloka, bramhaloka , dhwarka dham etc ? On what basis a person is sent to one of these lokas? Who sends him?
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Comparison between Vishnu and Shiva? [closed]

Comparison between Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva by each parts, qualities, astras etc.
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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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Story of Lord Brahmas Palace " Aparajita"?

What is story of Lord Brahma's Palace "Aparajita" (अपराजिता)? Which is according to This book , is located in his world and mentioned in "Kausitaki Upanishada".
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What is the story of Sage Bhrigu testing Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva?

This question Why Maharishi Bhrigu was so powerful? mention about Sage Bhrigu testing Lord Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu respectively. I want to know what is the story?
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Who is the Creator of all Energy and Sources in the Universe? [duplicate]

Who is the creator of all Energy and Sources in the Universe?I want to know the name of the God.
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When Vishnu himself with the form of Vridhrasura made Brindha lose chastity, how come Brahma alone cursed for entering Parvathi abode with 5 heads?

Here Vishnu disguised in the form of Ashura made his wife lose chastity, he was not punished.But When Brahma entered the abode of Parvathy, his fifth head was severed and shiva attained Brahma Kabala ...
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How Four Natures created which are described in Bhagavad Gita?

Lord Shri Krishna said regarding four Natures to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita. In this Sloka of Bhagavad Gita: ब्राह्मणक्षत्रियविशां शूद्राणां च परंतप। कर्माणि प्रविभक्तानि स्वभावप्रभवैर्गुणैः।।18.41।। &...
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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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How Lord Brahma get back Vedas Which was Stolen by the Demons? [duplicate]

As, I heard this incidence one of my vaisnav friend, Once the demons stole the four vedas from the lord brahma and by the help of Lord Vishnu, lord brahma got back the Vedas. I am not sure about this ...
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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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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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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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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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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 Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma the same? [duplicate]

According to Vedas the God is One. Can I know who is the "real" God ?.Are Vishnu , Shiva and Brahma all the manifestation of the supreme Paramatman ?? If Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma are the manifestation ...
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Was current Lord Brahma once Hanuman? [duplicate]

It is said in the epics that same events repeat in same yuga. If so, then Hanuman is going to be the next Brahma. Now does it mean the current Brahma was once Hanuman? Was current sage Vyasa, ...
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How much earth year passes in 1 second of Brahmaloka?

Every religious book, Vedas and Purans , units of distances such as Yojana have been tried to be converted in English in modern age. In Such Situation How much is the 1 second of Brahmaloka on earth ...