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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 being Aparājitapṛcchā Chapter 214, Devatāmūrtiprakaraṇam Chapter 4, Mayamatam Chapter 36) but the tilaka of Lord Brahma was nowhere to be found except in only one ...


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The puranas are the stories of the worshipers(bhakta in sanskrit) and are far from truth. Brahma was a non-prominent deity, was worshiped in rigvedic period by means of a few sukthas only. Early rigvedic period had one set of deities while the fag end, i.e., in mandalas 1 & 10, one will find another set. worshipers changed deities many times and the sage ...


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Valmiki Ramayan: Uttar Kanda: Chapter 10 mentions Lord Brahma as lotus born: Thus addressed by the Devas, Brahma, the Lotus born God told them; "O Devas, I have found a solution. Do thouh all leave without any worry." Saying this unto the celestials, the great God thought of the goddess Sarasvati Vagdevata(). Addressing the goddess the lotus born ...


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I dont know if it would be called a ritual or an over-appreciation. From Kaankal-Malini Tantra: आग्नेयमुच्यते भस्म दुग्धगोमय संम्भवम्‌ । शोधयेन्मूलमन्त्रेण अष्ठोत्तरशतं जपन्‌ ॥३२॥ The Bhasma is called Agneya if it is made with help of cow Milk and cow dung. One must perform its Shodhan by reciting the Mool-Mantra 108 times. Then the tantra goes on ...


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Sarvollāsatantram alone provides five stories or call them 'Uttpati Prakaran' (the discription of the case called creation) of which 4 are abstract. The last one being the most abstract. The last one is the one I would be writting about, it's a entire small chapter- the 5th Ullhasa. From the Nivaran Tantram as stated in the Sarvollāsatantram fifth Ullhasa of ...


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Smarta is just a term given to those who follow Smritis. However, now it means followers of Adi Shankara. Assuming you mean the latter, Smartas follow the shanmatha system and the panchayatana worship. Panchayatana Puja consists of worshipping five deities of Hinduism viz - Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu, Devi and Surya. The sixth deity, under shanmatha system, is ...


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