Saturday, June 20, 2015


This photo is found on cover of a 13th century book written by Persian author Abu Jafar Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201-1274). A multi-armed deity (holding a book or Vedas, an Axe, drum, bunch of incense sticks, a lotus bud and a mouse) and the hexagonal platform on which he sits, certainly shows the Vedic influence. This deity is Brahma, the creator god described in Vedas. It is now displayed in the Egyptian National Library, Cairo.


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