Hindu Creation Story [2:41]


A beautifully narrated description of a Hindu creation myth focusing on the god Vishnu.  From Vishnu comes the Creator Brahma, who does most of he work.  The story goes on to discuss Siva, the Destroyer, as well as the understanding in Hinduism that God is worshiped in many forms but ultimately one.

Discussion Questions

  • Who are Vishnu, Brahma, and Siva?  What did they do to create the world?
  • How many gods are there in Hinduism, one or many?
  • How does this story differ from the Christian myth?
  • How does it differ from our scientific understanding of the Big Bang and evolution?

Keywords: Hinduism, religion, creation, Brahma, mythology, Siva, Vishnu, story


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