Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and God

There are many occasions when we take the name Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh all together. I asked myself why are they called the power of trinity. We also refer to them as one. 


Brahma is known as the Creator,
Vishnu is known as the Protector and
Shiva is known as the Destroyer.
All three make the power of one God.
I tried to look at it from a different perspective.

I would like to understand, how are they referred to as the form of God.

I tried to find out the literal meaning of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.

Let’s look only at the Names :

Brahma, the creator:

We also refer the universe as the Brahmaand,

Vishnu, the sustainer or the protector:

We also know the lord Vishnu as All pervasive, but there is a hindi word which is Similar to Vishnu, which is the word Vishwa.

Vishwa literally translated means All or Entire.

Mahesh or Lord Shiva, the destroyer:

Mahesh literally means the ruler.

If we put the literal translation of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh together, it becomes:

The universe, entire or all, the ruler. Which means:

The ruler of the entire universe or the ruler of all the universe.

Isn’t that cool?

Well let us look at another perspective:

Brahma, still considered as the universe, which we call the Brahmaand!

Vishnu is the sustainer and Mahesh literally translated as the ruler.

Let’s consider the universe as a living being.

What really sustains our body? It’s the soul or the energy.

Vishnu can be regarded as the soul of the universe.

Mahesh being the ruler.

All three together becomes:

Universe, Soul or Energy, Ruler

I can interpret it like:

The ruler and the soul of the universe


The ruler of the soul and the universe


The ruler of the soul of the universe

Well, I am not saying that these are the exact meanings, but I interpreted it in this way to relate God with Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. :)

10 thoughts on “Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and God

  1. To derive the proper equation out of these 3 protagonist is indeed a herculean task. Any conclusion derived would be truth but not absolute truth.

    However, it can does not mean that knowing them is impossible. It can be done via one media :)



  2. Brahma is known as the Creator and Generator – Big G
    Vishnu is known as the Protector and Organizer – Big O
    Mahesh is known as the Destroyre – Big D

    Brahma = G Vishnu = O Mahesh = D

    Word GOD is Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. This word is adopted in English literature and other religion.


  3. Pramod Bhai, it will need a very good heart to make such an interpretation, while are are fighting over the most powerful god in the Trinity..i really thank you for this..this is bhakti towards religion in another way, one that is free from bias..


    • Thank you for reading my post. :) Well it’s just how we see it.
      And it is never about power, it is all about responsibility. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh they all form part of one Trinity. Without anyone of them will there be a Trinity? Similarly it is all about how each and every individual in this world takes his own responsibility, performing his duties accordingly. Today people being blinded by power, become arrogant, and this is where chaos start.

      If the lords Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh themselves form part of the same Trinity and respect each other while performing their duties and fulfilling their responsibilities, how can we as human beings try to separate them with questions like “Who is more powerful”? In this way we would simply be contributing to the destruction of this universe, we are destroying ourselves. It is really sad when people try to reason like this. We are all one, we all belong to the same Parmaatma. It is only that our duties and responsibilities that are different.


  4. Why there are only 3 not less not more?
    Its my interpretation may be wrong may be right but let me know what do u think about it.

    There is a law of physics that anything which has to be properly balanced has to be placed on a Tripod. If it is placed on a single leg stand then it might fall soon, if it placed on a two leg then also it might fall soon, if it is placed on 4 or more than 4 legs stand then its not easy to balance it. Thus considering to that rule I m sure that the stand (God) has those three basic properties which we call Bramha, Vishnu & Mahesha.


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