Trinity; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

The Trinity is the group of the most powerful Gods in Hinduism. They are all considered various aspects of the ultimate truth, the ultimate force of Brahman, which encompasses all things, both animate and inanimate.

The Trinity consists of

  1. Shiva the destroyer,
  2. Brahma the creator
  3. and Vishnu the protector.

They are sometimes worshipped in their combined form, that of Dhattatreya.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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