Image: 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.
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