Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Purusha - The Primordial Man


Purusha is the primordial man, extolled in the PurushaSuktam [R.V.10.90]. These verses describe the greatness of this primeval man, who was sacrificed as an offering to himself. After the sacrifice, various parts of creation sprang from his body parts. From his eyes Surya was formed. From various parts of his body, the four Varnas who formed the race of men came forth.

Last Modified At: Thu Oct 21 22:20:37 2004