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Brahma Gives Birth to Siva

Brahma Gives Birth to Siva

The demigods are innumerable assistants in different parts of the body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and empowered administrators of the affairs of this material world. The demigod Lord Brahma has been empowered or inspired by the Lord to create such a universe as the one manifested before us.

Brahma created four great sages named Sanaka, Sananda, Sanatana and Sanat-kumara. All of them were unwilling to adopt materialistic activities. Brahma spoke to his sons after generating them. “My dear sons,” he said, “now generate progeny.” But due to their being attached to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they aimed at liberation, and therefore they expressed their unwillingness.

On the refusal of the sons to obey the order of their father, there was much anger generated in the mind of Brahma, which he tried to control and not express. His anger came out from between his eyebrows, and a child mixed blue and red was immediately generated. After his birth he began to cry: O destiny maker, teacher of the universe, kindly designate my name and place. Thereafter Brahma said: O chief of the demigods, you shall be called by the name Rudra by all people because you have so anxiously cried. My dear boy, I have already selected the following places for your residence: the heart, the senses, the air of life, the sky, the air, the fire, the water, the earth, the sun, the moon and austerity.

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