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A Partial answer. In Vishnu Purana, it was mentioned that Naraka had a friend of exceeding prowess in the monkey named Dwivida, a great Asura. Balarama eliminates that asura Dwivida. The great Asura, the foe of the friends of the gods, Naraka, had a friend of exceeding prowess in the monkey named Dwivida, who was animated by implacable hostility ...


As mentioned in What are the different names of Brahma as per scriptures? post, Lord Brahma is known as Hiranyagarbha, Aja and Svayambhu: Because the word garbha means womb and since Brahma originated from inside a golden (hiranya) egg, he is known as Hiranyagarbha. He had no birth (janana) in the real sense of the term. He is therefore also referred to as ...


Brahma was born from the lotus that emanated from the navel of Lord Vishnu. So, Lord Vishnu is the father of Brahma and naturally, Goddess Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu, is the mother of Brahma. The details of birth of Brahma can be found in Bhagavatha purana Canto 3, Chapter 8.


The word brahmana was used in Rig Veda (2.2.10), to indicate the formless Almighty. vayamaghne arvatā vā suvīryaṃ brahmaṇā vā citayemā janānati | asmākaṃ dyumnamadhi pañca kṛṣṭiṣūccā svarṇaśuśucīta duṣṭaram || In Ramayana (Treta Yuga), the word brahma was used to indicate a ruler of all worlds - ब्रह्मा लोकाधिपो यथा (Bala Kanda 18th Sarga 34 sloka),...

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