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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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course REL 1300 taught by Professor Canter during the Fall '08 term at FSU.
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