Definition of Trimurti

1. Noun. The triad of divinities of later Hinduism.

Generic synonyms: Triad, Trio, Triple, Triplet
Member holonyms: Brahma, Shiva, Siva, Vishnu

Definition of Trimurti

1. n. The triad, or trinity, of Hindu gods, consisting of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Siva, the Destroyer.

Definition of Trimurti

1. Noun. (context: Hinduism) The concept in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva the destroyer or transformer. ¹

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Medical Definition of Trimurti

1. The triad, or trinity, of Hindoo gods, consisting of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Siva, the Destroyer. [Spelled also Trimurtti. Origin: Skr. Trimrti; tri three + mrti body. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Trimurti

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1. Hindu Manners, Customs, and Ceremonies by Jean Antoine Dubois, Henry King Beauchamp (1897)
"The trimurti is recognized and worshipped generally by all Hindus except the ... It is very difficult to trace the origin of the trimurti, inasmuch as the ..."

2. Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India by Jean Antoine Dubois (1817)
"I. THE ORIGIN OF THE trimurti, AND THE PRIMITIVE IDOLATRY OF THE HINDUS. ... It is in this last state that they obtain the name of trimurti, or three powers ..."

3. Peruvian Antiquities by Mariano Eduardo de Rivero y Ustariz, Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1853)
"The same analogy is observed between the oriental trimurti and that of Peru; thus CON corresponds to Bramah, PACHACAMAC to Vishnu, ..."

4. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1825)
"We have al- ready mentioned the trimurti, or Indian trinity, consisting of ... The trimurti is introduced Idolatry, into the first pages of the Eddo of ..."

5. Outlines of the History of Religion: To the Spread of the Universal Religions by Cornelis Petrus Tiele (1905)
"Last of all arose the doctrine of the trimurti, according to which the three gods were represented as so many forms or revelations of one supreme deity in ..."

6. Outlines of Indian Philosophy by P. T. Srinivasa Iyengar (1909)
"But long before this another trimurti had been worked out; I'rahma, Vishnu and Siva who were minor dieties in] the Vedic age, ..."

7. ... Indian [mythology] by Arthur Berriedale Keith, Albert Joseph Carnoy (1917)
"PLATE IX trimurti The trimurti ("Triad") is a relatively late development of Indian thought. It represents the union of Brahma (the Creator), ..."

8. Songs of Religion and Life by John Stuart Blackie (1876)
"... trimurti, Mock not the name ; Think and know- Before thou blame! Brother, believe me, I respect thy creed, And in mine inmost shrine of reverence bow ..."

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