Puranas are sectarian literature. You will find them disagreeing about the supreme Deity. You should instead read a non-sectarian scripture like Mahabharata.
Mahabharata Vana Parva Section CCLXX says:
The Supreme Spirit has three conditions. In the form of Brahma, he is
the Creator, and in the form of Vishnu he is the Preserver, and in his
form as ...
Though the god is one, when we see in terms of Generation, Operation, Destruction these are taken care by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva respectively. Since Vishnu is responsible for execution, it is He who descends to take care of the creation. This may be killing the demons or establishing dharma or to spread knowledge or to fulfill desire of a devotee. No one ...
From the scientific point of view, questions below are answered with various recognized concepts:
1. how it started?
There is a very famous Big Bang theory, according to which everything got created out of a small singular dot (ब्रह्मांड). With General theory of relativity, it was found by (virtual) travelling backwards in time + space that the singular ...
Earth is stage, we all are actors
Earth is like a stage where we all see drama movie. We all are actors and we are performing our roles.
We are the eyes, mouth and hands of existence. If the self does not interfere, the nature sees,,speaks and acts through us.
Life is considered as Yajna for others. We are given body to do some work as per our skills ...
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 Vimana sent by Devi Bhagavathi. They saw multiple Satyaloka, multiple Vishnuloka and multiple Kailasa.
Brahma said this to his son Narada,
Then the car, where we ...
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]
Actually it is very difficult to ascertain the number of universes. Every universe has its separate Lord Brahmā and Lord Rudra, who are known as permanent governors. Therefore ...
I have edited my answer to go through each of your points in detail.
Before addressing each point, let me begin by stating that 'creation' is the wrong word. Hindu scriptures all refer to 'projection', not 'creation'. Creation has a connotation of something coming out of nothing, and this idea comes from the common Christian concept of the beginning to the ...
Vishnu or Krishna is the Supreme Being and He is worshiped and followed by Shiva's incarnations. For example Hanuman was an incarnation of Shiva and Rama was an incarnation of Vishnu, as Wikipedia states
Hanuman is mentioned as an avatar of Shiva or Rudra in the Sanskrit
texts like the Mahabhagvata Purana, the Skanda Purana, the Brhaddharma
10.190 is the Hymn to the creation in Rig Veda. In it's third verse it states sun and moon were created like that of previous creation.
सूरय्याचन्द्रमसौ धाता यथा पूर्वमकल्पयत् I
दिवं च पृथ्वीं च अंतरिक्षमथो स्वः II RigVeda 10.190.3 II
"The Ordainer created the sun and moon like those of previous cycles. He ...
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 between purana to purana. But regarding the concept of first man and woman, yes it's also there in Hinduism. They are known as Manu and Shatarupa.
However, the ...
I have posted it in my groups and blogs and reposting it here in parts.
षट् त्रिंशत् तत्त्वानि विश्वम्
ShaT triMshat tattvAni vishvaM (ParashurAma kalpasUtra.) This universe is nothing but the 36 tattva-s.
So what is meant by tattva ? If the universe is made up of these tattva-s then they are verily the basic elements. By the very definition of ...
Hindu creation myths comes in various forms and narratives. Hindu texts do not provide a single canonical account of the creation; they mention a range of theories of the creation of the world, some of which are even contradictory. Many consider these legends as allegories or metaphors. I'll try to provide for a few of them here,
I will try to keep my answer brief-
How it started?
A: There is no start. The Universe is the result of Avidya (ignorance) which is anaadi (without beginning) but with an end. The creation and destruction of Universe happens cyclically.
Who was the creator?
A: This can have multiple answer depending on the context. If you are speaking about creation of only ...
Here is what Adi Shankara says in his commentary regarding the apparent contradictions seen in creation doctrine:
It is not possible-- our opponent says--to prove either that Brahman is the cause of the origin, &c. of the world, or that all Vedânta-texts refer to Brahman; because we observe that the Vedânta-texts contradict one another. All the ...
Yes, Vishwamitra did his own creation. This is described in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana. The solar dynasty king Trishanku wanted to go to Swarga in his own body, so he asked the sage Vasishta to help him. Vasishta refused, so Trishanku did a variety of bad things to Vasishta in response. Vasishta was outraged and cursed Trishanku to become a Chandala. ...
The detail story of Rishi Vishwamitra creating another new creation and a second Svargaloka (Heaven) is also can be found in
Book 7 - Chapter 14 - of Devi Bhagavata Purana. Chapter Name -"On the going to Heavens of Triśaṅku and the commencement of Hariścandra’s narrative".
Background - Once during famine king Satyavrata ,on seeing poor condition of ...
Citing from The Mahabharata, Book 7: Drona Parva: Ghatotkacha-badha Parva : SECTION CLXXV, describing the battle between Vikartana's son, Karna, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha.
Of blood-red eyes, Ghatotkacha was of gigantic form. His face was of
the hue of copper. His belly was low and sunken. The bristles on his
body all pointed upwards. His head was ...
I found that nearly every Purana states its main diety as the supreme one. And sometimes to support that they also say that the deity was there from the beginning and then he later gets incarnated into his physical incarnation, so considering all this what I assume is that there is one supreme God, which the Shiva Puran calls Sadashiva, Vishnupuran calls ...
The birth of the universe is with Big Bang Explain In Rig Veda.
very nice Hymn in Rig Veda (Sukta 129th in the tenth Mandala), about the origin and creation of universe and is written more than 5000 years before. It has explained same idea about creation of universe long back that everything started with an infinitely dense, zero space entity called ...
According to Sankara there is no creation. There is only vivarta vada - apparent manifestation.
Swami Vivekananda says (Complete Works, V3, pp 12-14, also available here under the heading Lectures and Discourses, sub-heading The Free Soul):
Before going into the practical part, we will take up one more intellectual question. So far the logic is ...
How could Vishwamitra able to create duplicate things?
Due to the boon given by Lord Shiva, he got the power of creation. This is described in the chapter named Vishwamitra Commences New Creation in Nagar Khand of Skanda Purana:
English Translation (Source):
Vishwamitra decided to please Lord Shiva as he was convinced that Shiva was the only deity who ...
Almost yes but replace bramha with purush in purush sukta
Purusha sukta (puruṣasūkta ) is hymn 10.90 of the Rigveda, dedicated to the Purusha, the
11 When they divided Puruṣa how
many portions did they make?
What do they call his mouth, his
arms? What do they call his thighs
12 The Brahman was his mouth, of
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 form as Lord Vishnu or Lord Rudra (some verses which I discuss in my answer here.)
The main place to see for these things would be Puranas which are ...
Well, according to Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the goal of human life is to realise God and become one with Him, for He alone has the ability to grant us perennial bliss. Of course, it is God alone who has created everything, but again, it is he who has made some rules to govern this world. And these rules are cosmic in nature. The world runs on ...
Since you are asking from Vedas perspective, so I am giving the answer from Rig Veda. In Rig Veda, Mandala 10, Sukta 90 it is mentioned that, Brahmins came from Purusha's mouth, Kshatriya from His arms, Vaishya from His thighs and Shudra from His feet. This Sukta is also known as Purusha Sukta.
बराह्मणो.अस्य मुखमासीद बाहू राजन्यः कर्तः |
ऊरूतदस्य यद ...
Your question is close to Shudda-advaita (pure monism), a philosophy by Vallabhacharya.
He explains Shuddadvaita in His Anu-bhashya (a commentary) on vedanta sutras and his Subodhini commentary on Srimad bhagavatam.
Did Brahman split into multiple souls?
Yes, according to his philosophy, Brahman splits into multiple souls. This is explained using "Fire ...
You are not the first to be confused by this. This is clarified in several Brahma Sutra verses (all available here - https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/brahma-sutras). The first verse to discuss this is verse 1.3.13 (Adhikarana 4). It says:
Adhikarana summary: The Highest Person to be meditated upon is the Highest Brahman
In the last section the ...
As far as I know, None of these trio comparable to each other, they have their own significance.
G : Generator ==> Brahma who create this world
O : Operator ==> Vishnu who run the world
D : Destroyer ==> Shiva who destruct the world
and coming to the question "Why Vishnu worship Shiva?" because Vishnu is only incarnated as human being of Supreme GOD on ...
Creation Story of the universe can be described as a Big Loop which include many nested loop systems. Will start with a loop that actually describes how Earth and Creatures created.
Brahma as all know is Shrushtikarta, means he have the ultimate power to creation. The time of Brahma will start after a Brahma Kalpa. Brahma Kalpa is like replacement of Brahma....