Lord of Light - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The part of the legend that opens Chapter 6 mentions the death of Brahma and the belief by some that Sam did not die in the celestial city but somehow lived on.

The opening scene takes place in Brahma's garden, where he is found lying motionless by one of his servants, who summons Vishnu and Shiva. They arrive with the god Ganesha and, determining that Brahma is dead, immediately decide that they must appoint someone new as Brahma as soon as possible, as there must always be a Brahma. Ganesha declines the nomination by Vishnu and they discuss other possibilities. Yama is rejected for being too serious, Krishna for always being drunk, and Kubera for being too intelligent. Agni is left as a possibility.

Ganesha suggests they think of the greatest problem they face at the moment and when Vishnu replies that he does...

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