"National museum: Stone lintel of TRIMURTI" New Delhi Things to Do Tip by FruitLover

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Lintel showing TRINITY;
made of stone, 12th century AD.

The TRIMURTI - also called the Hindu TRINITY - is a concept that God has three aspects of the one and the same God. The three aspects of God, or "Parabrahman," or God's personae are as Brahma (the Source/Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver/Indwelling-life) and Shiva (the Transformer -Destroyer/Creator).

The females behind the male trinity:
Brahma's consort is Sarasvati, the goddess of speech and learning.
Vishnu's consort Lakshmi, is the Goddess of beauty and fortune.
Durga, is the consort of Shiva.

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2007
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