Brahma is one of the most important god of the Hindu trinity, the others being Visnu and Siva. He is the creator of the universe and possesses the knowledge of the Vedas. Sarasvati happens to be his spouse. He is known as Prajapati in the Vedic literature while with Puranic literature he is mostly known as Brahma who emerged from the navel of Visnu seated over a lotus. He earned a blemish because of his incestuous relationship with his own daughter as a result of which his worship was limited to a few places in India like Puskara and others.
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Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University, served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi, the Archaeological Museum, Nalanda, and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documentation of over fifty thousand antiquities, in these museums, representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, beads, seals and sealing, ancient Indian numismatics, wood work, miniatures and paintings, textiles and Pearce collection of gems, ranging from the earliest times to the late medieval period, He was awarded, in 1987, a fellowship, for his monograph on the temples of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has authored more than fifty books.
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