Trimurti From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In Hinduism, the Trimurti (also called the Hindu trinity) are three aspects of God, or "Parabrahman," in God's personae as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. This Trimurti concept is a tenet most strongly held in Smartism as well as Ayyavazhi mythology. Thirumal Brahma - the Source/Creator/Generator (Tamil: Vethan in Ayyavazhi). Vishnu - the Preserver/Indwelling-Life/Operator (Tamil: Thirumal in Ayyavazhi). Shiva - the Transformer/Destroyer-Creator (Tamil: Sivan, in Ayyavazhi). The Trimurti itself is conceived of as a deity and artistically represented as a three-faced human figure. Brahma is no longer as relevant as He once was in Hindu writing; some would say that focus on the aspect of the all-in-one Devi or of Shakti, the Divine Mother or God's Power personified, has replaced focus on the Source/Creator as Brahma. To indicate the unification of the three, a popular etymology suggests that Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, when united, represents G-O-D through the "properties" (above) they represent. According to the Trimurti belief, these three personae of God are simply different aspects of the one and the same God. In this manner, such beliefs are similar to some interpretations of the Trinity in Christianity such as such as Sabellianism.