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Brahma

(Indian ). The self-existing and invisible Creator of the universe; represented with four heads looking to the four corners of the world. The divine triad is Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva.

Brahma.
One of the three beings created by God to assist in the creation of the world. The Brahmins claim him as the founder of their religious system.

Whate'er in India holds the sacred name
Of piety or lore, the Brahmins claim;
In wildest rituals, vain and painful, lost,
Brahma, their founder, as a god they boast.

Camoens: Lusiad, book vii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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