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Brahma

Brahma on hamsa.jpgBrahma (/ˈbrəhmɑː/; Sanskrit: ब्रह्मा, IAST: Brahmā) is god of creation in HinduismHe has four faces. Brahma is also known as Svayambhu (self-born),  Vāgīśa (Lord of Speech), and the creator of the four Vedas, one from each of his mouths.

In the picture: Brahma, Pahari art, about 1700 CE, India. (Wikipedia, online encyclopedia)  

Brahma is traditionally depicted with four faces and four arms. Each face of his points to a cardinal direction. His hands hold no weapons, rather symbols of knowledge and creation. In one hand he holds the sacred texts of Vedas, in second he holds mala (rosary beads) symbolizing time, in third he holds a sruva or shruk — ladle types symbolizing means to feed sacrificial fire, and in fourth a kamandalu – utensil with water symbolizing the means where all creation emanates from. His four mouths are credited with creating the four Vedas. He is often depicted with a white beard, implying his sage-like experience. He sits on lotus, dressed in white (or red, pink), with his vehicle (vahana) – hansa, a swan or goose – nearby.

Source of information – https://en.wikipedia.org

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