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Trimurti

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1 Enakshi Ganguly = "The 'Trinity', as some call it, is composed of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. Many interpreters of Hinduism believe that these three faces are simply the form the Supreme Being takes when performing a specific task. Shiva, destroys to cleanse, Vishnu, maintains and uplifts, and Brahma, creates. Thus, just like we may have different names as we take on different tasks: mother, father, sister, brother, worker, tourist -- so does That."
2 Enakshi Ganguly = "Hindu TrimurtiAlbum "Paintings of deities and rulers of India"1831 Paintings with descriptions Tamil and French; 320 x 210 mmNational Library of France, department of manuscripts, Indian 744, f. 1© National Library of FranceThe Hindu trinity (Trimurti) is one of the characteristic features of Indian mythology. Brahma is the creative element, Vishnu and Shiva the conservative element the destructive element. They are here united in one body of a four-armed deity.Source: http://expositions.bnf.fr/inde/grand/trimurti.htm"
3 Enakshi Ganguly = "Devotees pray to a specific aspect of this Ultimate, depending on their own needs spiritually and what form speaks most to them. It does not mean that they are praying to idols or praying to a million Gods."