Monday, March 22, 2010

INDIAN TRINITY


The means of GOD in Indian mythology is some what different from rest of the world. Here each word of GOD represent unique meaning which representing the hindu trinity or trimurtis. “G” stand for Generator {creator of world} representing Brahma, “O” stand for operator {palankarta} representing Vishnu and “D” stand for Destroyer {Nash} representing Siva.

According to the Puranas, Brahma is a self-born from a lotus flower which grew from the navel ofVishnu at the beginning of the universe. Thus comes one of his names Nabhija (born from the navel). Another legend says that Brahma was born in water. In this he deposited a seed that later became the golden egg. From the golden egg, Brahma, the creator was born, as Hiranyagarbha. The remaining materials of this golden egg expanded into the Brahm-anda or Universe. Being born in water, Brahma is also called Kanja(born in water). Brahma is said also to be the son of the Supreme Being, Brahman and the female energy known as Prakrti or Maya.


The lord Vishnu is the all-pervasive Lord who expands into everything. He is the maintainer of the universe and the complete cosmic creation. He is called Vishnu because He overcomes all. He represents sattva-guna, or the mode of goodness by which everything is sustained. He is also called Narayana, which means the shelter, resting place or ultimate goal of all living entities. It also means the one whose abode is the causal waters (Karana Ocean), and one who lives in the hearts of all living beings. It is this sattva nature which gives the living beings the tendency to grow toward a higher truth, the light, a more cohesive and intense reality. In this sense, Lord Vishnu is also called Hari, or one who removes the darkness of illusion. This illusion ultimately means the idea that the living beings live separate from, or without connection to, the Lord.


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