Brahma is the creator of the universe and of all beings

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Similarly, the destruction of childhood is the creation of youth and the destruction of  youth the creation of old age. In this process of birth and death the individual is  maintained. Hence the three gods of the Trinity. Brahma, Vishnu and Siva representing  creation, maintenance and destruction, are essentially one and the same.  Hinduism perceives the whole creation and its cosmic activity as the work of three  fundamental forces symbolized by three gods, which constitutes the Hindu Trinity or  ‘Trimurti’: Brahma - the creator, Vishnu - the sustainer, and  Shiva  - the destroyer. Brahma, the Creator: Brahma is the creator of the universe and of all beings. Although Brahma is one of the  Trinity, his popularity is no match to that of Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma is to be found to 
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Unformatted text preview: exist more in scriptures than in homes and temples. In fact it is hard to find a temple dedicated to Brahma. The Symbolism of Brahma: In the Hindu pantheon, Brahma is commonly represented as having four heads, four arms, and red skin. Unlike all the other Hindu gods, Brahma carries no weapon in his hands. He holds a water-pot, a spoon, a book of prayers or the Vedas, a rosary and sometimes a lotus. He sits on a lotus in the lotus pose and moves around on a white swan, possessing the magical ability to separate milk from a mixture of water and milk. Brahma is often depicted as having long white beard, with each of his heads reciting the four Vedas....
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