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Hindu god

It is a Hindu sect that worships Brahma.
  a Hindu divinity worshipped as the creator
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Strongly Associated with:   Brahman, Brahmin
In many Hindu denominations, Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer/transformer) represent the three primary aspects of the divine.

Brahma is often depicted with four heads. Originally he was said to have five, but Shiva destroyed one.
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  • It is a Hindu sect that worships Brahma.
  • The Ganges, according to the legends of the Ramayana, rises in heaven, whence, owing to Brahma’s agency, it descends to the earth.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • By Brahma! boys, it’ll be douse sail soon.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Also, Siddhartha’s previous births were no past, and his death and his return to Brahma was no future.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha

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  • Brahma bulls were mean buckers, but the rider had a surcingle to hold on to.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • When the finishing stroke was put to his work, it suddenly expanded before the eyes of the astonished artist into the fairest of all the creations of Brahma.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The tourists got to see what they wanted; from the grandstand at the Ceremonial grounds they watched the dancers perform, and they watched Indian cowboys ride bucking horses and Brahma bulls.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Teachers, you must watch her: keep your eyes on her movements, weigh well her words, scrutinise her actions, punish her body to save her soul: if, indeed, such salvation be possible, for (my tongue falters while I tell it) this girl, this child, the native of a Christian land, worse than many a little heathen who says its prayers to Brahma and kneels before Juggernaut — this girl is — a liar!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But to the Brahma, it simply doesn’t exist the way the air and the earth, pain and loss do.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Then he doubted whether his message could be communicated, and he thought to retain the wisdom for himself; but the god Brahma descended from the zenith to implore that heshould become the teacher of gods and men.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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  • The Nameless is unknowable, mightier even than Brahma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The size-thirteen boots were made by Brahma and were as common in Texas as tumbleweed.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • He might have been called a Life drenched with the wisdom of Brahma—Devotion Incarnate.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Hema remembered her mother saying, "A cow carries the universe in its body, Brahma in the horns, Agni in the brow, Indra in the head …." The calf ’s call for its mother was nothing like the cry of her twins, but the emotion was identical.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • And once we drove along a dirt road somewhere near Ruby, Arizona and saw four men on horseback driving a bull, a humped bull of amazing size, nearly unreal, and we stopped not only to watch and not only because we thought the animal might charge a moving car but out of a strange and pagan respect, an animal so awesome, a Brahma bull, and the cowboys waved and drove the bull down the red dirt road.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • …and we couldn’t see a thing but that blank gray screen, because McMurphy’d entertain us for hours, sit and talk and tell all kinds of stories, like how he made a thousand dollars in one month driving truck for a gyppo outfit and then lost every penny of it to some Canadian in an ax-throwing contest, or how he and a buddy slick-tongued a guy into riding a brahma bull at a rodeo in Albany, into riding him while he wore a blindfold: "Not the bull, I mean, the guy had on the blindfold."
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The Originatress comes, The nest of languages, the bequeather of poems, the race of eld, Florid with blood, pensive, rapt with musings, hot with passion, Sultry with perfume, with ample and flowing garments, With sunburnt visage, with intense soul and glittering eyes, The race of Brahma comes.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Trimurti rules-that is, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • They had a male killer who weighed roughly a hundred and seventy to two hundred pounds, wore Brahma boots, and drove a Ford F-150 pickup.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • In further explanation let me say that Brahm is taught, by the same sacred books, as a Triad—Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Prince Siddhartha stopped on the Street of the Smiths, on his way to the Temple of Brahma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Of these, Brahma is said to have been the author of our race; which, in course of creation, he divided into four castes.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Brahma loafed upon the edge of the heated pool, where he bathed with his harem.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Brahma entered the pavilion and crossed to the screen of crystal, about which a bronze Naga twisted, tail in teeth.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Of the four orders of gods and the eighteen hosts of Paradise, mightiest is Brahma," said the priest.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Bless me and hear me, Brahma!
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Arise …. priest," said Brahma, having forgotten his name.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The priest arose, cast a quick glance upon Brahma’s dripping person and looked away again.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Tell him that all-hearing Brahma hears all, and direct him to pray to me in the ordinary manner, in the Temple proper!
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Brahma’s hand moved toward the shutoff switch, then paused.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Await my pleasure," said Brahma, "singing the while various appropriate verses from the Vedas."
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Brahma moved to another part of the pavilion and stood awhile before his wardrobe, deciding what to wear.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "I acknowledge the truth of what you say," replied Brahma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Brahma wore a purple crown, studded with pulsating amethysts, and he bore in his right hand a scepter mounted with the nine auspicious gems.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "This is as it should be," said Brahma, "if one is to be a god who was, is and always shall be."
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Sam did this, and when he looked up again, Brahma was seated upon a high throne carved of red marble, with a matching parasol flared above it.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "After a fashion," said Brahma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "I consider such indecision presumptuous," said Brahma, "when one has just been made such an offer."
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • It seems you are drawing a mighty fine line at that point, Brahma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "That is different," said Brahma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Mankind has always sought release through drink," said Brahma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Brahma sprang forward off the throne.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Brahma drew himself up to full height and glared.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • He raised his scepter then and spoke: "Prepare yourself to receive the curse of Brahma …." he began.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Finally, Brahma chuckled.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Unless I have been described to them by Brahma or his priest," said the prince.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Be sure to phrase it just so, especially to the priests of Brahma, who may become concerned as to my whereabouts in days to come.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • After you have rested, I suggest you lodge a protest at Brahma’s reading room.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Think not less of me in my omniscience," said Brahma, stifling a yawn with his scepter, "if I admit to having, for the moment, forgotten these figures."
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Brahma studied Sam, who was wearing dark jodhpurs, a sky-blue khameez, the blue-green turban of Urath and an empty scabbard upon a chain belt of dark iron.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Brahma [5] , Brahman [5] , Brahmin [5] , Shiva [4] , Vishnu [5]
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