Hindu creation stories

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Hinduism has not just one creation story, but many – one for each universe

Hinduism, like most religions, tells a creation story to explain the origin of our universe. However, to Hindus, ours is but one of an infinite number of universes, linked through an endless cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth, each with its own unique creation myth.

Video by BBC Radio 4

Script: Nigel Warburton

Animation: Cognitive

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