Prajapati

  • prajapati
    creatures and protector
    prajapati.jpg
    prajapati is the lord of creatures
    other namessvayambhu, vedanatha
    affiliationform of brahma
    abodesatyaloka
    mantraom brahmaaya namah
    symboljapmala, lotus, sankha
    mountswan (hamsa)
    personal information
    consortsavitri (form of saraswati)
    childrendaksha

    prajapati (iast: prajāpati-rajjan or rajanya, "lord of creation and protector") is a vedic deity of hinduism.[1][2][3] the term also connotes many different gods, depending on the hindu text, ranging from being the creator god to being same as one of the following: brahma, vishnu, shiva, agni, indra, vishvakarma, bharata, kapila and many others.[1] according to george williams, the inconsistent, varying and evolving prajapati concept in hindu mythology reflects the diverse hindu cosmology.[2] in classical and medieval era literature, prajapati is equated to the metaphysical concept called brahman as prajapati-brahman (svayambhu brahman), or alternatively brahman is described as one who existed before prajapati.[4]

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Prajapati
Creatures and Protector
Prajapati.JPG
Prajapati is the lord of creatures
Other namesSvayambhu, Vedanatha
AffiliationForm of Brahma
AbodeSatyaloka
MantraOm Brahmaaya Namah
SymbolJapmala, Lotus, Sankha
MountSwan (Hamsa)
Personal information
ConsortSavitri (form of Saraswati)
ChildrenDaksha

Prajapati (IAST: Prajāpati-Rajjan or Rajanya, "lord of creation and protector") is a Vedic deity of Hinduism.[1][2][3] The term also connotes many different gods, depending on the Hindu text, ranging from being the creator god to being same as one of the following: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Agni, Indra, Vishvakarma, Bharata, Kapila and many others.[1] According to George Williams, the inconsistent, varying and evolving Prajapati concept in Hindu mythology reflects the diverse Hindu cosmology.[2] In classical and medieval era literature, Prajapati is equated to the metaphysical concept called Brahman as Prajapati-Brahman (Svayambhu Brahman), or alternatively Brahman is described as one who existed before Prajapati.[4]