As darkness delivers the day, it is time for Brahma to re-create the universe.
Seated on a thousand-petalled lotus that emerges from the navel of Vishnu, the four-headed Brahma launches Adobe LiveMotion. As the splashscreen comes up, the head of Brahma facing East double-clicks the Adobe Illustrator icon on a full-color plasma screen.
The West-facing head watches as Photoshop loads itself from the immortal hard disk. Hidden from our view, the fourth head facing South monitors the screen-dumps of text as the UNIX machine launches Brahma’s dedicated web-server.
Welcome to just another day in the life of Brahma. A day that lasts an equal of 4,320,000,000 Earth-years, also called a ‘Kalpa’. The world is said to exist for one Kalpa, or ‘One Day in the Life of Brahma’, according to ancient Indian scriptures. At the end of the Kalpa, the whole world is destroyed.
Brahma is believed to then go to sleep for the night that follows, which is as long as the Kalpa. When he awakens, he recreates the world.
A full 360 days of Brahma make ‘One Year of Brahma’
That is 3,110,400,000,000 Earth-years. A hundred Brahma-years is the Life of Brahma. The ‘Maha Kalpa.’
Then comes the great dissolution, when Shiva, the destroyer of the Universe, destroys everything and destroys it absolutely, including the high-end digital imaging software and tools used to recreate the world, the operating system, and even the dedicated UNIX machines.