Brahma is the god of creation in Hinduism. He is different from the genderless Brahman, the Supreme Being in the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. According to the Puranas, Brahma is self-born in the lotus flower. According to the Bhagavata Purana, Brahma was born through a lotus growing from Vishnu's navel. Brahma is often identified with Prajapati, a Rigvedic deity. He is the 'Director of the sky: the Master of the horizons' and the One amongst the diversity. Samaranganasutradhara identifies Brahma as, 'Lotus-born, lord of all the worlds, thousand-headed, achintaya-vibhava'.
The golden face of Brahma indicates that He is actively involved in the process of creating the Universe. He is clad in red clothes. Brahma uses the swan as his vahana (carrier or vehicle). Swan is the symbol of grace and discernment. Brahma's crown indicates His supreme authority. The lotus symbolises nature, and the living essence of all things and beings in the Universe. Brahma's black or white beard denotes wisdom and the eternal process of creation. Brahma holds no weapons. One of his hands holds a scepter, while the other holds a book symbolising knowledge. Brahma also holds a string of prayer beads called the 'akshmala' (literally 'garland of eyes'), which He uses to keep track of the Universe's time.
Brahma is traditionally depicted with four heads, four faces and four arms. With each head, He continually recites one of the four Vedas. There is a story of a fifth head of Brahma. This head came when Shatrupa started flying away from him upwards and the head came on top of the four heads symbolising lust and ego. This head was decapitated by Lord Shiva returning Brahma to his four-head avatar which gave birth to the four Vedas. The fifth head stayed with Shiva hence Shiva got the name Kampala.
According to the Brahma Purana, he is the father of Manu, from whom all human beings are descended. Brahma's wife is Saraswati, also known by names such as Saavitri and Gayatri. As the husband of Saraswati or Vagdevi (goddess of the vach, 'speech'), Brahma is also known as Vagish (Lord of Speech).
• Supreme Creator.
|Samagri||गौ दुग्ध से बनी खीर, घी, शहद, पञ्च गव्य|
|Mantra||ॐ आब्रह्मन् ब्राह्मणो ब्रह्मवर्चसी जायतामाराष्ट्रे राजन्यः शूर इषव्योsतिव्याधी महारथो जायताम्। दोग्ध्री धेनुर्वोढाsनड्वानाशुः सप्ति पुरन्ध्रिर्योषा जिष्णू रथेष्ठाः सभेयो युवाsस्य यजमानस्य वीरोजायाताम् निकामे निकामे नः पर्जन्यो वर्षतु फलवत्यो न ओषधयः पच्यन्ताम् योगक्षेमो नः कल्पताम् ।|
|समराङ्गण सूत्रधार||रुद्र स्तूक्तो महेश्वरः ।|
|सुत्रामाणं पृथिवीं द्यामनेहसं सुशर्माणमदितिं सुप्रणीतिम् ।
दैवीं नावं स्वरित्रामनागसो अस्रवन्तीमा रुहेमा स्वस्तये ॥१॥ ऋग्वेदः सूक्तं १०.६३
|धातु||सोना, अष्ट धातु|
|वनष्पति||तुलसी, नव धान्य|
|चिन्ह||हंस, कमल, कमंडल, अक्षमाला|
|हवन सामग्री||गौ दुग्ध से बनी खीर, घी, शहद, पञ्च गव्य|
|Role||Building purpose, Creating Services to Products|
|Grocery||Milk and Saffron in Water|
As per Teitteriya Upanishad, The Inner Original Divine Flame or The Soul descends and is making all preparations to manifest. This is Creation itself. This Divine Wisdom Carrier Flame is transplanted in Matter and bounded existence.
With the help of His Consort Saraswati, Vagdevi, Chaturmukh Brahman gets expressed in the form of The Four Vedas. The North Face as Atharva Veda, Krishna & Shukla representing Dvait and Advait. The East Face represents Rig Veda, The South Face as Yajur Veda and West Face as Sam Veda.
If this zone is disturbed, the whole vastu gets effected. Brahmasthan, as this zone is popularly known, should not be obstructed by construction of walls and pillars, toilets, heavy machinery etc.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)