How Was the Universe Created According To Hindu Mythology and How Did Brahma Create the Universe?

The Hindus believe that the universe creates and destroys itself in an endless cycle.

In the beginning of the creation cycle, the god Brahma contains all things within himself.

First, he creates the elements, water, fire, wind, sky, and earth.

Upon the earth, Brahma brings forth rocks, mountains, and oceans.

He organizes time and fashions the gods, demons, and people.

Brahma then uses his own body to create night and day.

From a second body, Brahma brings forth animals, horses from his feet, goats from his mouth, cows from his stomach, sheep from his chest, and all the rest of the animals in the world.

The strands of his hair become trees and vegetation.

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1 thought on “How Was the Universe Created According To Hindu Mythology and How Did Brahma Create the Universe?”

  1. The author of this page should put that Brahma came from Vishnu, as well as the destroyer Shiva. Also, Brahma did not directly create demons and gods. Brahma created the seven sages and one of them was a sage named Kashyapa. His wife, Diti gave birth to the Asuras, or demons. Kashyaps’s other wife, Aditi gave birth to the Devas, or gods, ( gods like fire, water, wind, etc…), and the king of the gods, who is Indra. These seven sages and his wife Saraswati, the goddess of learning, all assist Brahma in the creation of the universe and take different roles like creating the animals and plants.

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