CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. Profile in Early Literature; 3. The Profile in the Puranas; 4. Other Aspects; 5. Iconography; 6. The Composite Forms; 7. The Trends in Indian Art; 8. Epilogue.
Brahma is one of the most important god of the Hindu trinity, the others being Visnu and Siva. He is the creator of the universe and possesses the knowledge of the Vedas. Sarasvati happens to be his spouse. He is known as Prajapati in the Vedic literature while with Puranic literature he is mostly known as Brahma who emerged from the navel of Visnu seated over a lotus. He earned a blemish because of his incestuous relationship with his own daughter as a result of which his worship was limited to a few places in India like Puskara and others.