trinity is of Brahma, Vishnu
and Shiva. They are respectively the creator, preserver and destroyer of the universe.
They are also aligned as the transcendent Godhead, Shiva,
the cosmic lord, Vishnu and the cosmic mind, Brahma. In this regard they are called
Sat-Tat-Aum, the Being, the Thatness or immanence and the Word or holy spirit. This is
much like the Christian trinity of God as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The trinity
represents the Divine in its threefold nature and function. Each aspect of the trinity
contains and includes the others.
Each God in the trinity has his consort. To Brahma is Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge. For
Vishnu is Lakshmi, the Goddess of love,
beauty and delight. For Shiva is Kali (Parvati) , the Goddess of power,
destruction and transformation. These are the three main forms of the Goddess, as Brahma,
Vishnu and Shiva are the three main forms of the God. The three Goddesses are often
worshipped in their own right as well as along with their spouses.
Based on Dr. David Frawley, From River the of Heaven
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