Brahma the divine procreator and the one who was born out of the golden egg known as Hiranyagarbha.
this is same as the big bang theory where the entire universe has come from one dense singular mass.
the expansion(or bang) of the universe is known as one day of Brahma and the collapse of the universe is known as one night of Brahma.in Vedas the entire universe collapses in the distant future and is again created through the big bang and this process happens for about 100 Brahma years after which Brahma dies.
and after another 100 years of Brahma's death he is again reborn and the process continues.
the best thing is that in hinduism the universe is eternal in reality, and it agrees with the concept of parallel universes as it is said that every single universe has a Brahma.
The Four Hands – Brahmā's four arms represent the four cardinal directions: east, south, west, and north. The back right hand represents mind, the back left hand represents intellect, the front right hand is ego, and the front left hand is self-confidence.
The Prayer beads – Symbolize the substances used in the process of creation.
The Book – The book symbolizes knowledge.
The Gold – Gold symbolizes activity; the golden face of Brahmā indicates that He is actively involved in the process of creating the Universe.
The Crown – Lord Brahmā's crown indicates His supreme authority.
The Lotus – The lotus symbolizes nature and the living essence of all things and beings in the Universe.
The Beard – Brahmā's black or white beard denotes wisdom and the eternal process of creation.
The Four Faces – The four Vedas (Ŗk, Sāma, Yajuh and Atharva). The Vedas Symbolises his four faces, heads and arms
God in the Vedas is a completely different concept.in the Vedas god is a not a separate entity somewhere in heaven but is the all encompassing reality or infinity and is called Brahman(not to be confused with Brahma and brahmin).
Brahman has no form,no gender,is omnipresent and is not a separate being,it has no beginning and no end,is neither bad nor good,is both existent and non-existent,as infinity is not existent(if it exists then it is not infinity) but is very much existent(as infinity obviously exists at the same time).
in advaita philosophy,everything is god and that includes you and me.the difference between us and a person like krishna,jesus,rama or muhammad is that they have realized this truth but we haven't.
after reading about Brahma from a number of scriptures i wonder if Brahma is an alien who was the cause of populating this planet with humans as it is mentioned that he's from another planet.
as Brahma is mostly described as the first Prajapati or procreator who populated various different planets.
It is mentioned that princess Revathi(wife of Balarama) visited Lord Brahma via a Vimana(sanskrit for spaceship) at a very high speed and after her visit to Brahma,she sees that many tens of thousands of years have passed and her entire kingdom has gone and the world looks completely different and yet she didn't age throughout the trip... this story clearly is in terms with the theory of relativity.
so its a definite possibility that ancient Indians already knew about theory of relativity much before Albert Einstein... interesting isn't it?
but i have to agree sometimes it maybe a bit confusing.