Brahma Sculpture, Tamil Nadu, India
Central figure of Brahma carved into the masonry
projections on the first tier of the roof. Brahma, the
first member of the Hindu triad, is rarely
portrayed in sculptural adornment of temples.
Brahma is also called Prajapati, Lord and Father of All
Creatures. He has four faces, one facing each direction
(only three are visible) and is identified as
holding a rosary (or sceptre), an alms bowl, a bow, and
the Rig Veda, the ancient Hindu scriptures.