Brahma- the creator of the universe in Hindu mythology

This blog entry is from a recent follower of the Guyanese Online blog. Hope you like it and also check out the other links on his blog.

Travelling Krishnaite

Hinduism is a vast religion and probably the oldest one on earth and since every religion has its own theory of birth or creation of the universe, it is apparent that the oldest religion with oldest mythology would probably have one as well. Though in Hinduism this theory is very vast and interesting and has many perspectives in accordance with many sects of Hinduism; there is one entity which is common among all the sects of Hinduism who is the creator of the universe whom we know as Lord Brahma or the creator.

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It was the time when time itself was unborn and nothing-literally nothing-existed moving or static. The whole space was asleep and Lord Narayana was at the centre of it-resting on Anant Sheshnaag when from his naval(naabhi kamal), Lord Brahma was born. When Lord Brahma asked Lord Narayana about the cause of his birth then he was told…

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  • Shekhar Srivastava  On September 3, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for the reblog 😊

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On September 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Cyril. We have so many misconceptions about Hinduism.

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On September 6, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Note that during a Manvatara (the age of a MANU, 308 million years = 4.32 billion/14) our solar system revolves around the galaxy/Milky Way. NASA says it takes about 230 million years. Given that Hindus didn’t have scientific instruments at the time, their 308 million is not a bad guess! Furthermore, a Kalpa or ‘Day of Brahma’ of 4.32 billion, plus a Night of Brahma (when the universe goes to sleep to regenerate for the next creation cycle) of another 4.32, total 8.64 billion which is not very far off from the scientific age of the universe of about 14 billion yrs.
    Because of these measurements, Astrophysicist, Carl Sagan, in his TV Series COSMOS held that the Hindu Yuga system was very close to modern science calculation.
    Here is another fact that that you may not know. MAN as in Homo Sapiens, which we call our species, is derived from the same Hindu/Sanskrit MANU mentioned in the article. Also, the current Manu and hence humanity was saved from a FlOOD by a fish (who was Lord Vishnu, the Preserver) and so MANU is regarded as the father of mankind. You can see where other ‘flood’ stories likely came from.
    So the myths in Hinduism are not as silly as they may appear on the surface. They are a way to transmit deep scientific/intellectual ideas to the common man.
    I leave you with a documentary on the Mahabharata epic narrated by Brit-Canadian Paul William Roberts (travelled to India about 20X between the 70’s and early 90’s; even kissed the tarmac on arrival per his book ‘Empire of the Soul’). The second half fro about 25 min mark has a more philosophical take on Hinduism. This Mahabharata is rewritten by Sharon Westmaas as ‘Sons of Gods’.

    Veda Nath Mohabir

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