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Four Headed Brahma

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Brahma is the Hindu god of creation and one of the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva.

In the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Brahma is often referred to as the progenitor of all human beings.

Brahma’s wife is Saraswati, also known by the names of Savitri and Gayatri. Being the husband of Saraswati, or Vaac Devi (goddess of speech), Brahma is also known as the Lord of Speech and Sound.

Purulia Chhau is a folk dance-theatre tradition found in West Bengal and Jharkhand in eastern India. The folk legends of these areas are depicted in the performance where these masks personify the different characters.

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  • Title: Four Headed Brahma
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: West Bengal
  • Provenance: West Bengal
  • Type: Pigment

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