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How were the Trimurthi 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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Did lord Brahma commit incest with his daughter?

I am re-posting the improved answer. Nobody has given any parameter to explain why Saraswati was a daughter of Brahma. Daughter is produced only by X-chromosome of father and X-chromosome of mother. ...
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Why are temples devoted to Brahma so rare?

"I am of course familiar with the standard mythological justification." The story you mention isn't actually the standard justification for why Brahma isn't worshiped. But since you were wondering, ...
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How were the Trimurthi born?

Vishnu has no beginning or end. As Vishnu's incarnation Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, "Neither the hosts of gods nor the great sages know My origin or opulences, for, in every respect, I am ...
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What is the story behind the Brahmasthra? Was it actually ever fired?

The Brahmastra is the weapon of Brahma. Like other astras (celestial weapons), it is invoked with a special mantra, and then you can use it to destroy anything that is created by Brahma. The ...
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Are there other Brahmas and universes?

Chapter III On seeing the Devî of Devi Bhagavatam says, there are multiple Brahmas, multiple Vishnus and multiple Rudras. After killing Dânavas Madhu Kaitabha, three deities got into a beautiful ...
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Are there other Brahmas and universes?

Yes, there are as many Brahmas and Rudras as there are universes: ananta brahmāṇḍera yata brahmā-rudra-gaṇa cira-loka-pāla-śabde tāhāra gaṇana [CC - 2.21.58] Meaning Actually it is ...
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Moksha for the Soul of Brahma

Yes, the current Brahma attains Moksha at the end of his life. As I discuss in this answer, the Srimad Bhagavatam describes what happens to the inhabitants of Brahmaloka, including Brahma himself, at ...
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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?

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 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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Supreme Brahman in Hinduism

Your understanding is more or less proper. Brahman is One infinite whole as the Upanishads say. Same Brahman which is Nirguana appears as Various names and forms through its own power of Maya. I have ...
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What is Param Brahma?

Brahman is that supreme entity from which everything originates, in which everything stays and into which upon desolation everything merges: janmadasya yatah [BrSu -1.1.2] - From whihc origin etc....
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Were there any incarnations of Lord Brahma?

Yes, Brahma has taken incarnations. Here are two of them: Chandra: As I discuss in this answer, there was once a Brahmana named Kaushika who received a curse from the sage Mandavya that he would die ...
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What is the origin of Brahma's four heads?

The story of how Brahma got four heads is told in this excerpt from the Matsya Purana. When Brahma created Saraswati, he immediately fell in love with her, and she evaded him by going in different ...
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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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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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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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Did lord Brahma commit incest with his daughter?

First of all we are not enough capable of translating each and everything correctly, but if you go through all the Puranas you will find one thing in common, the Param Brahma in creation divided ...
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How were the Trimurthi born?

Chapter six and seven of RUDRASAMHITA Section of Shiva Purana describes how Trimurti were born. Brahma said this to his son Narada. At the time of great dissolution when all mobile and immobile ...
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Supreme Brahman in Hinduism

Mahabharata, Santi Parva, Section CCLXXX says: Know that this entire universe is under the control of one divine Being. The Veda that is in the soul.......regards the unity of various creatures. ...
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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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Does Hinduism also have the Creation Story?

Hinduism doesn't have a creation story, it has a lots of creation stories. Creation stories are central to puranas, local myths and beliefs. So there are a lot of variations to the stories even ...
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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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How were the Trimurthi born?

You might see this answer for some clarification as well. Narayana,or Garbhodakasayi Visnu was floating on the water at the bottom of the universe. A lotus flower came out of his navel, and Brahma ...
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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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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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How were the Trimurthi born?

Notwithstanding what is written in the Puranas, Mahabharata says that all three are eternal Brahman as can be seen in the following passage: The Supreme Spirit hath three condition. In the form of ...
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Why did lord Shiva chop off lord Brahma's fifth head?

From Spiritual living 360: One such story says that Brahma created a woman named Shatarupa to help him with his job of creation. According to the myth, Shatarupa was so beautiful that Brahma became ...
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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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