The Trimurti

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The Trimurti 

  • All three are different manifestations of the ultimate supreme reality of Brahman, the impersonal absolute. 
  • The energies of creation, maintenance of harmony and order, destruction and re-creation of every aspect of the material universe.
  • Brahma as creator, Vishnu as preserver and Shiva as destroyer and re-creator.

Brahma (Creator)

  • Role: The creator of the universe and all living beings.
  • Depiction: Four headed (sacred knowledge of the four vedas) deity facing the four cardinal points showing he is creator in all directions. 
  • Symbols: 

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