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Hindu God Brahma – Facts

Hindu God Brahma is one of the Trimurtis – Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh (Shiva) – in Hindu tradition. He discharges the function of creation and therefore is known as the creator. Brahma was the first to appear from the Supreme Truth. Symbolically this is represented by Him appearing from the navel of Vishnu.

Brahma appeared from a lotus stem emerging from the navel of Vishnu. He was then assigned the task of creation.
Brahma had self doubt. He found himself not capable to this gigantic task.
The Supreme Truth instilled confidence in Brahma by asking Him to practice austerities. He then achieved the confidence and skill for creation.
Brahma has four faces and is seated on a lotus with the Vedas and a rosary in His hands. His vehicle is the Swan.
The most popular BrahmaTemple is located at Pushkar in Rajasthan.
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Swami Satyananda Saraswati Thoughts

Sri Krishna tells Arjuna that a man has to face life, accept it and fight at every step. Those people who expect everything in life to be comfortable and to their liking will always suffer difficulties. Accept life in whatever way it comes to you. Try to get the best out of it by way of a philosophy, understanding or through wisdom. Every man is working to fulfil his own great ambitions and desires. If they are fulfilled he is happy, but at the same time afraid, because maybe next time they will be lost to him. If his desires remain unfulfilled he is completely broken. Herein begin the problems of life whether mental, psychological or emotional.
This is the eternal battle which you have to face and fight, which everybody is fighting from birth up to death. These Five and Hundred Brothers symbolize the two great conflicting forces in every individual. In order for the individual to progress, conflict is necessary. Without these opposing forces you cannot evolve. Comfort and pleasure a…