Prajapati

Hindu - A primordial creator from the mind of Brahma: a name for Brahma as Lord of Creation'. Father of Ratri and Ushas. Lord of Creation. He formed the cosmic egg from his own sweat and this egg, after floating for one year in the primaeval waters, split to form the earth and sky. Alternatively, Prajapati was born from a golden egg which formed in the primordial waters. He uttered three words, each of which caused part of the universe to appear. These words are said to be bhur (the earth), bhuvar (the heavenly bodies) and svark (the sky). He is regarded as the thirty-fourth god, the origin of the other thirtythree in the Vedic pantheon. One of these was his daughter, Ushas, goddess of the dawn, with whom he mated to produce all living things. Seven rishis (later ten or fourteen) created from the mind of Brahma, were all referred to as Prajapati. Also commonly referred to as Prajapati, Angiras, Angiras, Lord of the Sacrifice, Prajapati, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Brighu, Brighu, Bhrgu, Bhrigu, Br(i)ghu, Daksha, Daksha, Daksa, Prajapati, Prajapati, 'brilliant', Pracheta, 'skill', Ka, Hiranya-garbha, Hiranya-garbha, Gold Germ, Golden Nucleus, Golden Womb, Narayana, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya, Trita Aptya, Kashyapa, Kashyapa, Kashiapa, Kasyapa, Maya Kasyapa, Old Tortoise Man, 'tortoise', Lord of Creation, Lord of Creation, Prajapati, Lord of Creatures, Lord of Creatures, Prajapati, Lord of Progeny, Lord of Progeny, Prajapati, Manu, Manu, Manu Vaivasvata, Vaivasvata, Chakshusha, 'man', (Manu) Vaivasvata, Menu, Matsya, Matsya, Matsya-avatara, Narada, Narada, Vishnu, Brahma-deva, Pitri, Pitri, Pulashtya, Pulashtya, Pulastya, Savitri, Savitri, Savitar, Savitr, Mart(t)anda, Savit(a)r, Seven Rishis, The, Seven Rishis, The, Manasa Putra, Manasaputra, Seven Brahma Rishis, Seven Sages, Seven Seers, Saptarshi, rishi, Soma, Soma, Chandra, Oshadhi-Pati, Orb of Night, Syenabhrita, Tvashtri, Tvashtri, Tastar, Tvas(h)tar, Tvastr, Twashtar, Twashtri, Visvakarma, Greek Hephaestus, Vashishtha, Vashishtha, Vashishtra, Vasistha, Vishvamitra, Vishvamitra, Visvamitra or Viswamitra.
Hindu - A name for Hiranya-garbha, Indra, Manu Savitri or Soma as a creator-god. In some accounts, referred to as Prajapati, Angiras, Angiras, Lord of the Sacrifice, Prajapati, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Brighu, Brighu, Bhrgu, Bhrigu, Br(i)ghu, Daksha, Daksha, Daksa, Prajapati, Prajapati, 'brilliant', Pracheta, 'skill', Ka, Hiranya-garbha, Hiranya-garbha, Gold Germ, Golden Nucleus, Golden Womb, Narayana, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya, Trita Aptya, Kashyapa, Kashyapa, Kashiapa, Kasyapa, Maya Kasyapa, Old Tortoise Man, 'tortoise', Lord of Creation, Lord of Creation, Prajapati, Lord of Creatures, Lord of Creatures, Prajapati, Lord of Progeny, Lord of Progeny, Prajapati, Manu, Manu, Manu Vaivasvata, Vaivasvata, Chakshusha, 'man', (Manu) Vaivasvata, Menu, Matsya, Matsya, Matsya-avatara, Narada, Narada, Vishnu, Brahma-deva, Pitri, Pitri, Pulashtya, Pulashtya, Pulastya, Savitri, Savitri, Savitar, Savitr, Mart(t)anda, Savit(a)r, Seven Rishis, The, Seven Rishis, The, Manasa Putra, Manasaputra, Seven Brahma Rishis, Seven Sages, Seven Seers, Saptarshi, rishi, Soma, Soma, Chandra, Oshadhi-Pati, Orb of Night, Syenabhrita, Tvashtri, Tvashtri, Tastar, Tvas(h)tar, Tvastr, Twashtar, Twashtri, Visvakarma, Greek Hephaestus, Vashishtha, Vashishtha, Vashishtra, Vasistha, Vishvamitra, Vishvamitra, Visvamitra or Viswamitra.
Hindu - Sister of Maya. When her sister died a week after the birth of her son, the Buddha, Prajapati took the infant and raised him alongside her own son, Ananda. Sometimes referred to as Prajapati, Angiras, Angiras, Lord of the Sacrifice, Prajapati, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Brighu, Brighu, Bhrgu, Bhrigu, Br(i)ghu, Daksha, Daksha, Daksa, Prajapati, Prajapati, 'brilliant', Pracheta, 'skill', Ka, Hiranya-garbha, Hiranya-garbha, Gold Germ, Golden Nucleus, Golden Womb, Narayana, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya, Trita Aptya, Kashyapa, Kashyapa, Kashiapa, Kasyapa, Maya Kasyapa, Old Tortoise Man, 'tortoise', Lord of Creation, Lord of Creation, Prajapati, Lord of Creatures, Lord of Creatures, Prajapati, Lord of Progeny, Lord of Progeny, Prajapati, Manu, Manu, Manu Vaivasvata, Vaivasvata, Chakshusha, 'man', (Manu) Vaivasvata, Menu, Matsya, Matsya, Matsya-avatara, Narada, Narada, Vishnu, Brahma-deva, Pitri, Pitri, Pulashtya, Pulashtya, Pulastya, Savitri, Savitri, Savitar, Savitr, Mart(t)anda, Savit(a)r, Seven Rishis, The, Seven Rishis, The, Manasa Putra, Manasaputra, Seven Brahma Rishis, Seven Sages, Seven Seers, Saptarshi, rishi, Soma, Soma, Chandra, Oshadhi-Pati, Orb of Night, Syenabhrita, Tvashtri, Tvashtri, Tastar, Tvas(h)tar, Tvastr, Twashtar, Twashtri, Visvakarma, Greek Hephaestus, Vashishtha, Vashishtha, Vashishtra, Vasistha, Vishvamitra, Vishvamitra, Visvamitra or Viswamitra.

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