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Brahma (Hindu deity)


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    • Брахма (Hindu deity)
    • Brakhma (Hindu deity)
    • Брама (Hindu deity)
    • Brama (Hindu deity)
    • Βρτ̔̈«”αϐ·χμα (Hindu deity)
    • Vrachma (Hindu deity)
    • Brahmao (Hindu deity)
    • ברהמה (Hindu deity)
    • Brahmah (Hindu deity)
    • ブラフマー (Hindu deity)
    • Burafuma (Hindu deity)
    • Braxma (Hindu deity)
    • Phạm Thiên (Hindu deity)
    • 梵天 (Hindu deity)
    • Fan Tian (Hindu deity)
    • Fantian (Hindu deity)
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    • found: Nagar, Shanti Lal. The image of Brahmā in India and abroad, 1992.
    • found: Mishra, Rajani. Brahmā-worship, tradition and iconography, 1989.
    • found: Bailey, Greg. The mythology of Brahmā, 1983.
    • found: Bhaṭṭācāryyeṇa, Tārāpada. The cult of Brahmā, 1969.
    • found: Encylopædia Britannica online, May 29, 2018(Brahma, Hindu god; one of the major gods of Hinduism from about 500 BCE to 500 CE, who was gradually eclipsed by Vishnu, Shiva, and the great Goddess (in her multiple aspects). Associated with the Vedic creator god Prajapati, whose identity he assumed, Brahma was born from a golden egg and created the earth and all things on it. Later myths describe him as having come forth from a lotus that issued from Vishnu's navel) - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Brahma-Hindu-god
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, May 29, 2018(Brahma 1: the creator god of the Hindu sacred triad -- compare Shiva, Vishnu)
    • found: Ancient history encyclopedia, via WWW, May 29, 2018(Brahma is the Hindu Creator god. He is also known as the Grandfather and as a later equivalent of Prajapati, the primeval first god. In early Hindu sources such as the Mahabharata, Brahma is supreme in the triad of great Hindu gods which includes Shiva and Vishnu) - https://www.ancient.eu/Brahma/
    • found: BBC religions website, May 29, 2018(Brahma is the first god in the Hindu triumvirate, or trimurti. The triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Vishnu and Shiva; Brahma's job was creation of the world and all creatures. His name should not be confused with Brahman, who is the supreme God force present within all things; Brahma is the least worshipped god in Hinduism today. There are only two temples in the whole of India devoted to him, compared with the many thousands devoted to the other two) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/deities/brahma.shtml
    • found: Wikipedia, May 29, 2018:Brahma (Brahma (Sanskrit IAST transliteration: Brahmā) is a creator god in Hinduism) Belarusian version (Брахма = Brakhma; also Брама = Brama) Bulgarian version (Брахма = Brakhma) Catalan version (Brama or Brahma) Greek version (Βρτ̔̈«”αϐ·χμα = Vrachma) Esperanto version (Brahmao) Hebrew version (ברהמה = Brahmah) Japanese version (ブラフマー = BurafumЅa) Uzbek version (Braxma [in roman]) Vietnamese version (PhѴam ThiЄen) Chinese version (梵天 = Fan Tian)
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    • 2018-05-29: new
    • 2018-08-03: revised
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