What is the name of the current Brahma ?
I was searching for the name to put for my blog I came across the word VIRINCHI very accidentally. I picked it up from the famous telugu song of SIRIVENNALA film which goes like this
"Virinchi nai virachinchithini ee kavanam ..."
The exact translation of the above sentence is `Composed this poem by becoming VIRINCHI'.
Accidentally I didn't know the meaning of the word VIRINCHI. So while searching for the meaning of this word I came across a stunning and stumbling fact.
Brahma has a life span of one kalpa at the end of which even he ceases to exist giving way to his successor- a new Brahma. The present kalpa is seventh in order as six kalpas have already passed.
The name of the Brahma of first Kalpa - Virinchi.
The name of the Brahma of second Kalpa - Padmabhu.
The name of the Brahma of third Kalpa - Swayambhu.
The name of the Brahma of fourth Kalpa - Parmeshthi.
The name of the Brahma of fifth Kalpa - Surajyeshtha
The name of the Brahma of sixth Kalpa - Hemagarbha.
The name of the Brahma of seventh Kalpa - Shatanand.
Till now I was in the assumption that I have a reasonable knowldege of our Puranas but the word Virinchi proved me wrong.