Image: Balinese Puppet, Brahma: E79056

Balinese Puppet, Brahma: E79056

Shadow Puppet Brahma, made by Ketut Nyata, Bali.

Brahma is one of the central gods in Hinduism. In the Hindu sacred texts - Ramayana and Mahabharata - Brahma is considered the great progenitor, father of all human beings. His consort is Saraswati, herself a goddess of knowledge and the arts. Brahma, self-born, is often associated with the golden egg and creation of the universe.

Fintom Mahony
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