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Well known as the preeminent creator god in Hinduism, the god Brahmā is famous for his ubiquitous appearance in myths whilst simultaneously having very few temples dedicated to him and rarely being the recipient of the most popular form of Hindu worship, called pūjā. In pictorial or sculptural form, he appears with four heads, …

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Bailey, Greg, “Brahmā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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