Lord Brahma symbolizes the aspect of the Supreme Reality that brings forth the creation. His divine consort is Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and knowledge. Goddess Saraswati provides Lord Brahma with knowledge that is necessary for the process of creation.
The four faces represent the sacred knowledge of the four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva) – symbolize that Brahma is the source of all knowledge necessary for the creation of the universe.
The four hands represent the four aspects of the human personality:
- Mind (back right hand)
- Intellect (back left hand)
- Ego (front right hand)
- Consciousness (front left hand)
Rosary – symbolizes the time cycle through which the universe moves – also symbolizes the materials used in the process of creation
Book/Scripture – illustrates that right knowledge is important in any kind of work
Water pot – symbolizes cosmic energy
The hand representing the ego is shown in the pose of bestowing grace – conveys the idea that the Lord bestows grace and protects all sincere devotees
The lotus is the symbol of life.