The "Trimūrti" (//; 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."
- "Trimurti". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
- For quotation defining the trimurti see Matchett, Freda. "The Purāṇas", in: Flood (2003), p. 139.
- 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.