The most important concept that perceived in Hinduism is ‘Trimurti.’ It is an eminent term used in Hinduism epics like Puranas and Rig Veda. Trimurti represents three forms of spiritual power and applied to the three main Hindu gods: Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.
Hinduism is entirely centered on Trimurti in which Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the preserver and Mahesh is the destroyer. An emblematic depiction of the Trimurti is an effigy, where three faces of the deities are portrayed on a single body. However, the perception of Trimurti can be implied in diverse ways.
According to Puranas, Trimurti was originated from Adhishakti that represents earth, fire and water. Brahma is perceived as the creator of all life, Vishnu as the sustainer of life and Shiva as fire that devours life.
Trimurti is all about these three gods who are creator, preserver and destroyer of the life and universe. The creation of Bhrama is preserved by Vishnu and then destroyed by Shiva and this cycle of human existence goes on.
Hinduism consists of numerous Gods and Goddesses, but the exceptional among them is Trimurti that represents different modes of a superlative spirituality. Trimurti is an essential part of understanding Hinduism and it can only realized in three different ways…
- Knowledge (gyan)
- Devotion or love (bhakti)
- Selfless commotion (Karma)
All these three altogether raise the spirits to love and worship God. Though, it is vital to know these basics to understand the significance of Trimurti in Hinduism.