According to Hinduism and Hindu mythology, Brahma is one of the three major gods of Hindus. Brahma is said to be the creator of the whole universe. The other two gods are Vishnu, the preserver, and Shiva, the destroyer, all three of which make up the Trimurti. Brahma represents Brahman, a term and concept of Hinduism.
The Hindu tradition states that Brahma had five heads. However, the mythological story tells that Shiva cut one of the heads of Brahma. The tradition also states that the four heads of Brahma represent many aspects of Hinduism. The four heads represent four Vedas, which are very important Hindu scriptures. These four heads also represent four divisions of time of Hinduism, the Yugas. They also represent four divisions of the Hindu society, the four Varnas.
Brahma does not have many followers as he is said to have sought out his daughter using his four heads after falling in love.
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