Brahma is the creator of the universe. He is depicted as
sitting on a lotus with four heads and four arms. The hands hold the
lotus, a string of beads used to keep track of time, a water pot to create
life, and the four Vedas respectively. The four heads represents the
sacred knowledge of the four vedas - Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva.
His vehicle is the swan, which is known for its ability to judge
between good and evil. Brahma is considered to have been self-born from
the lotus, which grew in the navel of Visnu at the beginning of creation.
His companion is Saraswati, who is the goddess of learning and
knowledge. She provides Brahma with the necessary knowledge for creating