Brahma the creator
Hindu pilrgims visiting Muktinath consider the eternal flames in the Fire Gompa a manifestation of Brahma.*

As part of the Hindu trinity Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver and Shiva, the destroyer, Brahma represents the creating qualities of the all-pervading impersonal reality which is symbolized by Aum and is referred to as Brahman (with 'n'). Joining Buddhism and Hinduism one could say: Brahman is Clear Mirror, Brahma reflects creative aspects.

The trinity Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, called Trimurti

Lord of Scholarship
was born from a lotus, a beautiful white flower standing in the mud, teaching that regardless of origin one can be free and pure. He performs the role of Prajapati or Ishvara, as it is referred to in other forms of Hinduism, by creating the universe many eras ago.
Brahma is the lord of scholarship and the four Vedas came from his mouth. His consort is Saraswati, the goddess of higher learning and arts.

Brahma's attributes are the rosary, the receptacle of holy water, the ladle and the Vedas. His mount is a goose or swan. Brahma is usually represented with four heads, allowing him to watch over the whole world.

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* Other Hindu pilgrims consider the flames a manifestation of Agni.

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