Vivek Anand Ganesan
v_ganesan at YAHOO.COM
Wed Apr 26 15:31:46 CDT 2000
I kindly request clarification regarding a matter that
has been bothering me for a while. It is the notion of the
"Hindu Trinity" which I have briefly outlined below.
According to this notion, Brahman becomes variegated
according to gunas ( thus becoming saguna ) and manifests
the three gods -- Brahma, VishNu and Shiva. These gunas
also bestow a "function" or "role" for these gods, namely,
creation, conservation and destruction respectively.
| ( becomes manifest with gunas due to maya )
| | |
| | |
| | |
Brahma VishNu Shiva
Guna Guna Guna
----- ---- ----
Rajas Sattva Tamas
Duty Duty Duty
---- ---- ----
creation conservation destruction
1) Does this not contradict Advaita?
2) Does this concept have any affirmation within the
3) Why is Brahma not worshipped as widely as Shiva and
VishNu? I am familiar with the mythological story as to
why this is so. But, I have not been able to find any
documentary evidence based on theology or philosophy.
I have been to a Brahma temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan.
And, I have not heard of any other temple. So, I am
really curious as to why Brahma has been marginalized?
4) Last but not the least, Is this a "neo-hindu" concept
( the notion and emphasis on "trinity" specifically )?
Did it emerge during the last 200 years so as to find
some common ground with Christina "trinity" ( atleast
they could claim to have one word in common )?
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