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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 …

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Greg Bailey, “Brahmā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012

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