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How were the Trimurti born?

Basically by asking "How were Trimurthis born?" This question is asking "Who is the originator of whom?" Or "Who is the Ishwara?" Several answers are given here, but most ...
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Is there any temple where deities are Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara?

Yes, there are a few. Temples of historical significance The very famous Prambanan temple at Java, Indonesia. This very old temple (and UNESCO world heritage site) from 9th century is dedicated to ...
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Is each of the 18 Mahapurans related to a different Kalpa?

As mentioned in this answer, different Puranas were revealed during onset of different Kalpas. Chapter 53 of Matsya Purana mentions Kalpas of all Puranas except Brahma and Markandeya Puranas. Padma ...
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Is there any temple where deities are Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara?

There is one temple of Trimurties i.e. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, in Uthamarkoil, a village in the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The temple is ...
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How much earth year passes in 1 second of Brahmaloka?

1 kalpa is equal to 1000 Chaturyugas..1 Day of Brahma Loka is 1 Kalpa 1 Chaturyuga = 12000 deva years ■ 1 kalpa = 12000000 deva years ■ 12 hour of Brahmaloka= 12000000deva years ■ 1 hour of ...
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Did lord Brahma commit incest with his daughter?

Lord Matsya, fish incarnation of Lord Vishnu, clarifies this in Matsya Purana. Chapter 4 The Story of Saraswati in Matysa Purana says, Manu asked, "O Omniscient lord, it is surprising to stare ...
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What Tilak or Namam does Lord Brahma have on His forehead?

The best iconography of Brahma is found in the Puranas (such as Matsya Purāṇa Chapter 260 and Agni Purāṇa chapter 49) and other iconography in some medieval texts on architecture (the most famous ...
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Why only Lord Vishnu incarnates on earth?

No. Shiva and Brahma also incarnated on earth. It is indeed Shiva who takes Yogavatar at end of every Dwapara Yuga and beginning of Kali Yuga. Most famous Avatar of Brahma is Chandra or Moon God which ...
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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? No. As per the Vedas and Upanishad. Shiv, Vishnu and Brahma are one. For ex:-eighth mantra of Kaivalya ...
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Should Prajapati (Lord Brahma) be regarded as a Supreme Self or a Transmigrating Jiva?

Adi Shankara in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Bhasya 1.4.6 raises this exact issue by citing both sides of Shruti and also gives solution for the seemingly contradiction: अत्र विप्रतिपद्यन्ते - पर एव हि...
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Is there any temple where deities are Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara?

In a place called Sucheendram near Kanyakumari of India, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheshwara are in a single form called 'Sthanumalayan' and worshipped in that form. From Wiki: The main ...
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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?

Is Vishnu likewise a mortal position ? No. Vishnu as preserver and sustainer of this universe is not a Mortal Post. Narayana , Vasudeva , Hari Or Vishnu are the names used for addressing Para-...
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What is the story and significance of the Dashashwamedh Ghat?

To know news of Kashi, Lord Shiva sent Yoginis, Surya Deva (Sun God) to Kashi. But they didn't return to Kailasha to deliver news. (It doesn't mean Lord Shiva didn't know news of Kashi, it is just his ...
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Did Lord Brahma kill any demons?

Chapter 21 (pg 82-86) of the Sristi Khanda of Padma Purana recounts how Brahma killed a demon named Vajranabha and found Puskara. Once Brahma wanted to perform a sacrifice. He went to earth to select ...
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From where does the water come at the end of Kalpa?

Water comes from Samvartaka clouds. Samvartaka clouds are formed by Samvartaka fire which burns everything and evaporates all water in 3 worlds including some nether regions. The process of Naimittika ...
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What is the story of Gaya Tirth?

Chapter 106, 107 and 108 - Part 2 of Vayu Purana describes the story of Gaya in detail. Gayasura was Asura (demon) who did a severe penance. Devas with Shiva went to Vishnu and at suggestion of Lord ...
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Who is the Creator of all Energy and Sources in the Universe?

Brahman is the both material and intellectual cause of creation in Vedanta: सर्वं खल्विदं ब्रह्म तज्जलानिति शान्त उपासीत अथ खलु क्रतुमयः पुरुषो यथाक्रतुरस्मिल्लोके पुरुषो भवति तथेतः प्रेत्य भवति स ...
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Attaining the Post of Brahma

It is only the view of Shaivas, Vaisnavas etc.. who think Lord Brahma is a post and one can achieve it by doing Karmas/Yajnas. For the Hiranyagarbhas; Lord Brahma is the ultimate reality and is the ...
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Why did Brahma ask Vyasa to write Mahabarata?

Lord Brahma had not asked Maharshi Vyasa to write Mahabharata. Maharshi Vyasa by his penance analysed all Vedas and also composed Mahabharta. But he had a doubt that by what means he can present that ...
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Is Sri Kurma an avatar of Lord BrahmA (Prajapati)?

Shatapatha Brahmana is in accordance with Puranas. Both texts mention Brahma takes form of Matsya, Kurma and Varaha at time of creation. For example, Padma Purana and Vishnu Purana say, at ...
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Which scripture says Shiva first created Brahma-Vishnu and delegated rest of the creation to them?

Yes, there are plenty of scriptures which tell Lord Shiva created Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu just as there are scriptures which say Lord Vishnu created Lord Brahma and Lord Rudra or Lord Brahma took ...
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Why is Brahma depicted as old in pictures?

Brahma is often referred to as "pitamaha" (forefather or grandfather) in scriptures, so I think some of the pictures that portray him in human form with white hair and beard is to just show how he is ...
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What are the different types of Lokas?

As per Hindu Mythology, there are 14 worlds or LOKAS in existence. 7 of these worlds exist above the plane that humans exist on. The highest Loka is Satya Loka. ​This is where Brahma or the supreme ...
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Which scriptures mention Siva beheading Brahma?

Chapter 8, Vidyeswara Samhita of Shiva Mahapurana says Shiva created "Kala Bhairava" from his eyebrows to behead Brahma when Brahma lied about top of infinite Linga. Bhairava is nothing but Lord ...
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Do Gods really exist as entities with a specific appearance?

Good question! But I see a slight contradiction in your wording. You ask about "specific appearance", while at the same time asking whether "they really exist as entities". ...
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What's story of Devi Savitri's curse on Trimurthi by which they were changed to Rivers?

This story is mentioned in Padma Purana Shristi Khanda chapter 17. Savitri curses all Gods and Godesses after seeing Brahma had married Gayatri as she came late in yagna. Surprising part is that in ...
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How can the Vedas be constant when they come from the 4 heads of Brahma?

Vedas are eternal and apauruSheya (अपौरुषेय) which means "not produced by man". Veda Samhitas (core portions of Vedas) are heard by sages in deep tapasya. Veda Samhitas talk about eternal truths which ...
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Why did lord Shiva chop off lord Brahma's fifth head?

Summary: Brahmaji having brought about creation became arrogant due to the effect of Rajas (creation). His fifth head started reciting all the Vedas alongwith ancillaries, the Itihasa, etc., which ...
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Is Hanuman going to be future Brahma?

Yes, as per some recensions‡ of the Uttara Kāṇḍa of the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Hanumāna is going to be the future Brahmā. This is foretold to Śrī Rāma by Mahaṛṣi Agastya himself in Chapter 36 of the ...
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Why is Brahma depicted as old in pictures?

We live in Second half of Brahma i.e, we live in 51st Year of Brahma. Srimad Bhagavatam says yad ardham āyuṣas tasya  parārdham abhidhīyate pūrvaḥ parārdho ’pakrānto  hy aparo ’dya pravartate The ...
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