BRAHMA - the creator.
SARASWATI - the consort of Brahma.
Brahma was born of the golden egg, HIRANYAGARBHA. When the egg
divided into two parts, heaven and earth were formed. Between
these was the sky. He is also said to have sprung from Vishnu's
navel, on a lotus, symbolizing rebirth from the seeds of the
past manifestations. A day of Brahma is called
as KALPA and is equivalent to 4320 million years. His
perch is on Mount MERU and is called as BRAHMAPURA or BRAHMALOKA.
He is the uncreated creator - SVAYAMBHU - the self-born first
person and his consort Saraswati manifested out of him and all
creatures of the world resulted from their union. Thus he is
He is the lord of scholarship
and the four Vedas came from his mouth. His consort Saraswati
is the goddess of higher learning and arts. Both are thus connected
with the art of sculpture, architecture, painting, writing,
drama, dance and music and are worshipped by those seeking spiritual
and intellectual advancement.
From Brahma's body came the four castes of the Hindus: the BRAHMANS
or priests from his mouth; the KSHATRIYAS or soldiers from his
arms; the VAISHYAS or traders from his thigh and the SUDRA or
menial workers from his feet.