Come let us reveal to you the secret of unparalleled reliable and true scriptures. There has always been a mystery amongst Hindu devotee society as to how were Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv born? Hindus believe Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiv are eternal. They neither die nor do they take birth. They are the creators of this universe. They never get destroyed. They are the nurturer of this universe. In reality, God is formless. The spiritual leaders, fake gurus, pandits time and again have given a lot of theories which are only folklore and legends, all baseless concepts without any authentic proof.
This article is the answer to all such enduring questions.
- Who are Gods of Hinduism
- Creation of Aadi Maya/Prakriti Devi/Durga
- How were Brahma Vishnu & Shiv born?
- Who are the mother & Father of Brahma Vishnu & Shiv?
- Marriage of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiv
- Are Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv Eternal/Immortal?
- Origin of Brahma, Vishnu & Shiv (Mahesh) According to Hindu Mythology?
The devotee society till now has been eager to get answers. Great Spiritual Tatvadarshi Saint Rampal Ji has provided answers to all these questions by providing ample evidence from the Holy Scriptures. Let us explore the facts.
Reference: Shreemad Devi Bhagwat Maha Puran, Sachitra Mota type Hindi, Printer Hanuman Prasad Poddar-Chimanlal Goswami, printed by Gita Press Gorakhpur. Page no 123, Skand 3, Adhyay 5 Concise Devi Bhagwat - God Vishnu prayed to Durga “You are pure. This entire universe is here because of you. I (Vishnu), Brahma, and Shankar are existing because of your grace. We take birth (Aavirbhaav) and die (Tirobhaav)’. We are not eternal (immortal). Only you are immortal. You are the only, you are the creator of this universe (Jagat Janani), are Prakriti, Bhakti and Sanatani Goddess” This makes clear that Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh (Shiv) take birth and die. They are not immortal. They are Demigods.
God Shiv says to mother goddess Durga “If god Brahma and god Vishnu have taken birth from you, then am I, Shankar, who was born after them and perform Tamoguni Leela (divine play), not your son? Hence you are my mother too”. This proves that the mother of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv is Goddess Durga (Prakriti Devi / Ashtangi)
Evidence is also provided regarding the origin of Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh in the nectar speech of Lord Kabir in Kabir Sagar, Gyan Sagar, complete 11 parts, published from Khemraj Shri Krishandas Mumbai, Director Shri Venkateshwar Press, Bodhsagar, Gyan Bodh, page no.21.
Who are Gods of Hinduism
The oldest religion in the world is believed to be Hinduism. The practitioners of the Hindu religion refer to this as the ‘Sanatana Dharma’. A popular perception about Hindu divinities states that there are 33 crore (330 million) deities in Hindu religion, but major ones include Brahma & Saraswati, Vishnu & Laxmi, Shiv & Parvati. Hinduism comprises of four major traditions, Shaktism, Brahmanism, Vaishnavism, and Shaivism. Let us analyze all in detail.
Who is Brahma?
Brahmanism - Their followers consider Lord Brahma to be their supreme deity.
According to Vedas, Hindus believe Brahma is the first form that emerged from God in the beginning of creation and he possesses specific nature, aspects, and functions. Brahma is described as the creator (Srishti Karta). He is depicted as the immortal Lord of Heaven and is the father of gods, demons, and humans. Brahma’s images depict him as an old man, with four bearded faces which look in four directions. They symbolically represent four Vedas. God Brahma creates bodies of 84 lakh species of life ie. he produces living beings by compelling them for reproduction of offsprings under the effect of Rajoguna.
What is Brahma holding?
Brahma in his icons and images is generally shown as having four arms. He is holding Kamandala (a water pot), Aksamala (Rosary), a ladle and a spoon, Kusha grass and a leafy manuscript respectively. The vehicle of Brahma is swan symbolizing discriminating intelligence. Brahma’s consort is Saraswati (goddess of knowledge).
Who is Vishnu?
Vaishnavism - Their followers consider Lord Vishnu to be their supreme deity. Vishnu is believed to be the second god (amongst Trimurti) in Hindus. Also known as Narayan, Jagannath, Trilokinath, Vasudev, Hari. He is equipped with Satoguna.
What is Vishnu holding?
Vishnu holds four objects representing the things he is responsible for. The Shankh (conch), the Sudarshan chakra (discus), the lotus flower (Padma) and the Kaumodaki Gada (mace). Vishnu’s consort is Laxmi with whom he is depicted as standing upright on a lotus flower in one form and another he is depicted as reclining on the coils of a serpent surrounded by the Milky Ocean and Laxmi Ji is massaging his feet. The vehicle of Vishnu is Garuda, an eagle. He is equipped with Satoguna.
Vishnu Avatars - Up till now, Vishnu Ji is believed to have incarnated nine times. His nine incarnations are:- Matsya (fish), Kurma (turtle), Varaha (pig/boar), Narasimha (half-man, half lion), Vamana (dwarf sage), Parasurama (fierce man), Rama (warrior, hero of Ramayana), Krishna (hero of Mahabharata), Buddha and tenth incarnation expected is ‘Kalki Avtaar’.
What are the powers of Vishnu? - Lord Vishnu nurtures living beings (according to their actions) and maintains the state by developing love and affection. He is believed to be the preserver and protector. Therefore, Vishnu is considered to be a very important deity.
Is Krishna the same as Vishnu?- Lord Krishna is the 8th Avtaar of Lord Vishnu who is supreme and he is considered to be the hero of Mahabharata.
Why is Vishnu Dark Blue / Black?- Once Lord Vishnu went to Patal Lok (Nether world) where there was ‘Sheshnaag’. When he saw Vishnu entering into his jurisdiction, Sheshnaag sprayed his ‘venom’ furiously on Vishnu. Vishnu’s skin color turned dark blue under the effect of the venom as if he was spray-painted.
Who is Shiv (Mahesh/Shankar)?
Shaivism - Their followers consider Lord Shiv to be their supreme deity. Shiv is one of the most important gods in Hinduism and is a member of Holy Trimurti along with Vishnu and Brahma. He is the leader of evil spirits, ghosts, and vampires. Shiv is a great ascetic. He mostly remains in meditation. Shiv represents destruction because his father Niranjan (Kaal) has to daily consume one-lakh human beings. Goddess Parvati is his consort. Nandi (sacred bull calf) is his vehicle. He is equipped with Tamoguna.
What is Shiv holding?
Sarpa (snake), Shankha (conch shell), Trishul (trident), Khadga (sword), Parshu (axe), Mruga (deer), Damru (rattle drum), Chakra (discuss)
Who is Shakti (Devi)?
Shaktism - Their followers consider Shakti (Devi) to be their supreme deity. Shakti (Devi) is also called Durga. ‘Devi Mahatmya or Durga Saptashati’ is an important text of Shaktism, which celebrates Durga as the goddess and declares her as supreme being and the creator of the Universe. Now the question arises
- What God is Durga?
- Who is the father of Lord Durga?
- What does Durga symbolize?
- What is the story of Goddess Durga’s creation?
Creation of Aadi Maya/Prakriti Devi/Durga
Hindu belief is that every deity is ‘Nirgun’ (without attributes) ie. formless and there is only one Supreme God and they call Him ‘Parambrahm who is formless but His physical form is SadaShiv. Durga (Shakti) originated from it as Prakriti / Ambika.
This is absolutely a baseless concept. Let us analyze How Goddess Durga originated.
Reference:- Kabir Sagar:- Creation of the Universe
The soul who dared and gave the first consent to go along with Jyoti Niranjan (Kaal), to this soul Purna Brahm, the Supreme God gave the appearance of a girl but did not put any female genitals. In this girl’s body, God Kabir inserted all the souls in the form of seed (who had given consent to go with Kshar Purush / Jyoti Niranjan/Brahm) and named her Ashtagi (Aadi Maya / Prakriti Devi/Durga). Later she was called the mother of Tridev (three Gods-Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv).
God Kabir said that daughter ‘I have granted you the word power (Shabd Shakti) with which you may produce as many souls as Brahm asks. Once you will utter a word these male and female will be produced’. Then KavirDev sent Prakriti Devi along with His son Sahaj Das to Kshar Purush. As instructed by Satpurush, Sahaj Das told Jyoti Niranjan that ‘Father has inserted all those souls who had given consent to go with you, in the body of this sister and has granted her the word power. On your demand, she will produce as many living beings as you would want through word (Shabd)’. Sahaj Das after this left for his dweep (Lok).
The girl was young and very attractive. In Brahm-Jyoti Niranjan, the sexual desire arose (which is present in all souls today) and he started misbehaving with Prakriti Devi/Durga. Durga said to Jyoti Niranjan that ‘I have word power as granted by Father. I will produce as many souls as you will say but please do not start the custom of intercourse. Both you and I are originated from the same Father’s word (Shabd). You are my elder brother and I am your younger sister. This act between a brother and sister will lead to heinous sin. But Jyoti Niranjan did not hear any appeal of Prakriti Devi/Durga and with his accomplishments, with his nails; he made the female genitals on her body. He with the foul intention to rape her and opened his mouth and spread his arms to hug her. Aiming to save herself when Durga did not find any way out, she made a miniature form of herself and via the opened mouth of Jyoti Niranjan, she entered into his stomach to protect her virginity. Inside Kshar Purush’s body, she prayed to the Supreme God, requested Purna Brahm KavirDev to save her from Jyoti Niranjan.
Immediately KavirDev (God Kabir) appeared in the twenty-one Brahamands of Jyoti Niranjan acquiring the form of His son Jogjeet/Yogjeet (Yog Santayana) and said Jyoti Niranjan ‘You have committed blunder in such a sacred place, from now onwards you will be called ‘Kaal’. You will have births and deaths, therefore from today; your name will be ‘Kshar Purush. You will eat one-lakh human being daily and will produce a lakh and a quarter of human beings daily. Due to your foul act in such a sacred place both of you are expelled. This is the order of Father, along with the twenty-one Brahamands you immediately leave’. He took Prakriti Devi out from Kshar Purush’s stomach and told her that ‘you have ruined your life, you deceived your father and hence you are punished’. Saying this immediately twenty-one (21) Brahamands started moving from there just like an aircraft and passing from Sahaj Das’s dweep these 21 Brahamands got stable by the power of KavirDev at the distance of 16 sankh Kos (one Kos is approximately 3 km) away from Satlok.
How were Brahma Vishnu & Shiv born?
Again in this Kshar Purush- Kaal (Brahm) this enormity aroused and he said to Prakriti (Durga) that ‘Now Who can harm me? I will do what I want’. That girl Prakriti Devi / Durga again requested that ‘Jyoti Niranjan, beware, first of all, you and I are children of one father. You are my elder brother as you were born from an egg by the word power of Purna Paramatma (Complete God Kabir) later the same God created me with word power. This act of a brother and sister will be highly sinful. Secondly, now when I have come out of your stomach, I am your daughter and you are my father. Please do not malign these pious relations. Father has granted me word power I will produce as many living beings as you will say with my word. But Kshar Purush (Jyot Swaroopi Niranjan) did not give heal to any appeal of Durga and said that ‘I have already got the punishment I deserved. I have been expelled from Satlok. Now I will do whatever I wish’. Then Prakriti Devi said ‘I am in your control now, you can do whatever you wish’. Then this Kaal (Kshar Purush) forcefully did the act of husband and wife and married Durga who then gave birth to three sons Brahma Ji (equipped with Rajogun), Vishnu Ji (equipped with Satogun) and Shiv Ji (equipped with Tamogun). Brahma is the eldest son, second is Vishnu, Shiv is the youngest son.
Kaal-Brahm (Jyoti Niranjan) keeps his three sons in a coma (unconscious) through Durga till all grow up. When they grow up, Kaal (Brahm) brings Shri Brahma Ji into consciousness on a lotus flower, Shri Vishnu Ji on Sheshnaag Shaiya (snake bed) and Shri Shiv Ji on Kailash mountain, and then brings them all together.
Who are the mother & Father of Brahma Vishnu & Shiv?
Hindu devotees believe that there is one supreme God called Parambrahm whose Physical form is SadaShiv or Maheshwar and Shakti (Durga) originated from him, hence from SadaShiv and Prakriti, Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiv (Rudra) originated. But the ignorant Hindu gurus (quacks) believe that the names of the mother-father of Shri Brahma Ji, Shri Vishnu Ji & Shri Shiv Ji are not given in any of the true scriptures. These three Gods (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh) are immortal, they do not have birth and death.
Reference Kabir Sagar
Approximately 600 years ago, the most worshipable Supreme God Kabir Ji (Kavir Dev) descended with body in Kashi (Banaras-UP) and did spectacle in His divine body as ‘Dhanak Julaha (the weaver) between years 1403-1518. He in His sacred ‘Sacchidanandghan Brahm speech delivered to His servant Respected Dharamdas Ji, provided evidence and told Who is Kaal? Who is Durga? How both of them were created? He also told how were Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv (Mahesh) born? This proves that the Parents of Brahma Vishnu & Mahesh are Kaal-SadaShiv (Jyoti Niranjan) and Durga (Prakriti Devi). These Tridevs Brahma Vishnu Mahesh are not immortal, they take birth and die. They only perform their designated task according to the rules. They cannot do any favor to anyone. They only give what is destined. These gods cannot make any changes.
This fact remained hidden since ages and the devotee society was ignorant about this true spiritual knowledge. But now the same truth has come into light and the true Holy Scriptures of all the religions support this true knowledge.
Marriage of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiv
Kaal, the father of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv has appointed them each as ministers of one department in three loks Heaven-Swarglok, Earth-Prithvilok and Netherworld-Patal lok in one brahamand. He remains in secret form (MahaBrahma-MahaVishnu-MahaShiv) and holds the post of a Chief Minister. He has pledged ‘I will not appear before anyone in my real form. As a result of which, I will be considered unmanifested’. Kaal has warned Durga not to disclose this secret to anyone, not even to his sons. This is his permanent policy.
When these three sons became young, then mother Durga (Bhavani / Ashtangi / Prakriti) told Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv to churn the ocean. The ocean was churned thrice. When the ocean was churned for the first time four Vedas came out and Brahma took them all. On churning the ocean the second time, got three girls. Prakriti (Durga) acquired her own three forms (Savitri, Laxmi, and Parvati) and hid in the ocean then came out during the churning of the ocean. That same Prakriti acquired three forms and was given in the form of ‘Savitri’ to God Brahma, ‘Laxmi’ to God Vishnu and ‘Parvati’ to God Shankar as wives. These three couples did intercourse and gave birth to both gods and demons. When the third time the ocean was churned, Brahma got 14 gems; Vishnu and other gods got ‘nectar’. Alcohol came in the share of the demons and lord Shiv stored the ‘venom’ in his throat.
Are Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv Eternal/Immortal?
Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv are Demigods
Shreemad Devi Bhagwat Puran, Skand 3 chapter 5, page no 123 says ‘I, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shankar are present because of your grace. We take birth (Avirbhav) and die (Tirobhav). We are not immortal’.
Shreemad Bhagwat Maha Puran, Skand 3 chapter 4, page no 10, verse 42 - Vishnu says to her mother Durga ‘Oh Mother, Brahma, Shiv and I take birth because of you, we are not immortal’
Reference: Shreemad Devi Bhagwat Maha Puran, Sachitra Mota type Hindi, Printer Hanuman Prasad Poddar-Chimanlal Goswami, printed by Gita Press Gorakhpur. Page no 123, Skand 3, Concise Devi Bhagwat - ‘I (Vishnu), Brahma, and Shankar are present because of your grace. We take birth and die means we are in the cycle of life and death. Only you are immortal. You are the creator of this universe. Bhakti and Sanatani Goddess’ In these few lines it is clear that Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh (Shiv) takes birth and die. Hence they are demigods.
Origin of Brahma, Vishnu & Shiv (Mahesh) According to Hindu Mythology?
Multiple stories prevalent in Hinduism have created a lot of confusion amongst devotees regarding the birth of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiv. Few instances are provided in Brahma Puran, Vishnu Puran and Shiv Puran but reality is that no one knows who came first in existence amongst three (Trimurti). Some Hindus believe Shiv and Vishnu are Svayambhuh, from Vishnu navel (Garbhodakasayi) emerged a Lotus on which there was a golden egg from which Brahma Ji emerged. Regarding Vishnu, there is a belief that Lord Shiv rubbed some nectar on his ankle and Lord Vishnu originated. Lord Shiv is considered to be originated from a burning tower when Lord Vishnu and Brahma argued. Another belief regarding Shiv’s origin is that he emerged from the eyebrows of Lord Vishnu therefore; Lord Shiv is mostly in a meditative state. These are all folklore and legends, all personal stories; these are useless and baseless concepts.
Reference Kabir Sagar
The only authentic Holy Scripture is Kabir Sagar. In the Nectar Speech of Lord Kabir, the worshipable God there is evidence regarding the origin of Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh. He says this whole world is perplexed because of lack of the Tatvagyan (true spiritual knowledge). Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv's mother is Ashtangi (Durga) and father is Jyoti Niranjan (Brahm-Kaal). At first, Brahma was born from an egg. Then Durga was created. On getting attracted towards Durga’s looks, Kaal (Brahm) misbehaved with her. Durga (Prakriti) took refuge in his stomach. Supreme God Kavir Dev took Durga (Bhavani) out from Kaal’s stomach and sent them 16 sankh (One hundred Padam = One Hundred Quadrillion) kos (one kos = approx. 3km) away along with 21 brahmands. Jyoti Niranjan did intercourse with Prakriti Devi (Durga). The three gunas (Shri Brahma Ji, Shri Vishnu Ji and Shri Shiv Ji) were born from their union.
The entire Hindu society till date kept considering these three Gods to be changeless, eternal and free from birth and death; whereas, these three are perishable. This true knowledge is also present in all our holy scriptures, but these unknowledgeable spiritual leaders, gurus, rishis, and saints of the Hindu society do not know. They, up till now did not even know that who are the parents of Tridev. They are unknowledgeable and narrating knowledge opposite to the scriptures filled the entire devotee community with ignorance. These fake gurus by making them do worship opposite to the injunctions of the scriptures, kept devotees devoid of the real benefit (complete salvation) of the Supreme God and ruined everyone’s human birth.
FAQs about Birth, Marriage & Death of Brahma, Vishnu & Shiv Ji in Holy Books
Q.1 How were Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva born?
According to interpretations from religious texts like the Devi Puran Skandh 3 and Shiv Puran, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are born from Maa Durga and God Brahm (Kaal). Vishnu acknowledges Durga as his mother, along with Brahma and Shiva. The Shiv Puran's Vidweshwar Sanhita mentions that Kaal Brahm and Prakriti gave birth to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Pious Shrimad Bhagwat Gita also certifies the same.
Q.2 Who is considered the father of all gods?
Lord Kabir is the father of all gods. He has created everything, from the smallest atom to the vast galaxies, as well as all living and non-living things, deities etc. Saint Garibdas Ji Maharaj, after attaining complete spiritual knowledge, sings praises of God Kabir as
Hamhi alakh Allah hai, Kutub gosh or peer |
Garibdas, Khalik dhani, Humra naam Kabir ||
Q. 3 Who is considered the father of Durga?
According to Sukshamveda, Durga Ji's father is Satpurush, God Kabir, who first created Kaal Brahm through His divine words. Later, Durga Ji was created. She was the first soul who consented to accompany Kaal. Both are husband and wife. God Kabir made that very first soul Maya or Durga. They are the parents of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Lord Kabir Himself mentions this in a profound speech:
Ab mai tumse kahu chetayee, Tridevan ki utpati bhai |
Pahle keen niranjan raai, Piche se maya upjayi ||
Q.4 Who was born first, Shiva or Vishnu?
As per interpretations from the Shiv Puran's Vidweshwar Sanhita, Brahma Ji was born first, followed by Vishnu Ji then Shiv Ji was born. In Devi Puran, Skandh 3, Vishnu Ji acknowledges Durga Ji as his mother, along with Brahma and Shiva his brothers. Vishnu is elder than Shiva
Q.5 Which god is considered Durga's husband?
In Devi Puran, Skandh 3, it is mentioned that there is an inseparable relationship between Brahm Kaal and Durga Ji, suggesting that Durga Ji is the wife of Kaal/Brahm. Pious Shrimad Bhagwat Gita and Shivpuran also provide evidence that Brahm Kaal is the husband of Goddess Durga
Q.6 Where did Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva come from?
According to Sukshamveda, all souls, from Kaal Brahm to the tiniest ant, deities etc originated in Satlok / Sachkhand the eternal world by the word power of Satpurush. According to this perspective, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Ji also came from Satlok, and with their elevated spiritual wealth, they were reborn as the children of Kaal Brahm and Durga Ji.
Q.7 Who are the wives of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva?
In Devi Puran, the wives of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are mentioned as follows: Brahma Ji's wife is Savitri, Vishnu Ji's wife is Laxmi, and Shiva Ji's wife is Parvati. All three goddesses are the form of Durga. According to the Devi Puran, Goddess Durga married her three sons, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, through her divine words after they came out by churning the ocean.
Q.8 How were Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva married?
It has been scripted in Sukshamveda that Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva were married by the consent of Durga Ji. She made her three forms and hid in the ocean. During the churning of the ocean as a result, three goddesses Savitri, Laxmi and Parvati emerged, who were then presented to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva as their respective wives, all by the power of Durga Ji's divine command.