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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1 Kalpa of Brahma

1 Kalpa (4.3 Billion Years)of Brahma matches the age of earth approx. which is 4.54 Billion Years. But in the 2nd Kalpa or the night of Brahma (after 4.3 Billion Years), Brahma sleeps and 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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Will there be a day when lord brahma stops creating us?

All of us are aware that brahma is the creator of every living being. But, Was there or will there be a situation when he will be taking a break from this? Doesn't he have any vacations? How long ...
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What are Brahmashirsha and Brahmanda astras?

The Brahmastra was a weapon created by Brahma. It was considered a very destructive weapon. The Brahmastra never missed its mark. In the Mahabharata, a few Maharathis possessed the knowledge to invoke ...
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Why does Brahma's Brahmastra destroy when his task is to create?

Lord Brahma is very well-known as the creator of the world. His task is concerned with creation. Lord Brahma's weapon is named "Brahmastra", and its work is to destroy. So when Lord Brahma is ...
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Who is God? or What is God? or What is ॐ? [duplicate]

Watched an episode (broadcast on 25/09/2014 on Life Ok) of "Devo Ke Dev Mahadev", an epic serial on Lord Shiva. From this episode i came to know that ॐ (Om/Aum) is the everything in which all universe ...
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What is Param Brahma?

Who is Param Brahma or Parampita Parmeshwar? What is the relation of lord Vishnu, lord Shankara with Param Bhrahma ?
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What is the story behind the Brahmasthra? Was it actually ever fired?

In different Puranas there are mentions of the Brahmasthra which is one of the powerful weapons capable of destroying the whole world. I have seen usually in Purana TV serials, these astras (arrows) ...
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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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Does Hinduism also have the Creation Story?

Some major religions like Christianity, Islam and Judaism have the Creation Story, which describes how God created the universe, the earth and then the first man and woman, who are regarded as the ...
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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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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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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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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 "day of Brahma" refer to the Trimurtic creator deity or to the supreme Brahman?

In Hindu cosmology, particularly long periods of time are reckoned in terms of units like "days of Brahma", where one day of Brahma is equal to 4.32 billion "human" years. I always thought that the "...
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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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