The "Trimūrti" (/trɪˈmʊərti/;[1] Sanskrit: त्रिमूर्तिः trimūrti, "three forms") is a concept in Hinduism "in which the cosmic functions o creation, maintenance, an destruction are personified bi the forms o Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver an Shiva the destroyer or transformer."[2][3]


  1. "Trimurti". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  2. For quotation defining the trimurti see Matchett, Freda. "The Purāṇas", in: Flood (2003), p. 139.
  3. For the Trimurti seestem havin Brahma as the creator, Vishnu as the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva as the transformer or destroyer. see Zimmer (1972) p. 124.