Puraan | 2-Padm Puraan | 1-Srishti Khand
2-Padm Puraan, 1-Srishti Khand, p 7-12
see also 5-Bhaagvat Puraan, 3/7
Varaah Avataar and Creation
Bheeshm Jee asked - "Hey Muni, Tell me how Brahmaa created this world in the beginning of this Kalp?" Pulastya Muni said - "Hey Bheeshm, When Brahmaa got up after his sleep, he found all Lok empty. He came to know that Prithvi had sunk in water, so he thought to bring it up. He assumed the form of a Varaah and entered the water. As Prithvi saw Brahmaa Jee coming in Paataal Lok, she said - "Please get me out of here. You have created me, so only you take me out of here." Then Varaah lifted her on his sharp teeth and proceeded upward. Rishi started praying him. Varaah brought her up and established her on the water of the ocean as a boat looks floating in water.
He divided Prithvi in seven Dweep (islands) and created all four Lok - Bhoo Lok, Bhuvar Lok, Swar Lok and Mahar Lok. He then requested Bhagavaan - "To whoever Asur I have given Var, you kill them now for the good of Devtaa. Besides whatever I will create, you sustain that." Vishnu said - "So be it" and went away. Then Brahmaa started his creation.
1. Mahat Tattwa is the first creation of Brahmaa.
These three Sargs come under Praakrit Sarg which was created through A-Buddhi (naturally).
4. The fourth one is Mukhya Sarg in which he created mountains, trees etc immovable things.
Thus Brahmaa created these Praakrit and Vaikrit nine Sarg.
All movable and immovable things and creatures are created by Brahmaa Jee. They are born according to their previous Karm. He creates all these in the beginning of every Kalp." Bheeshm said - "I wish to hear this Maanav Sarg in detail."
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/09/13