took the form of a horse(Hayagriva) and annihilated the ace of Madhu Kaitabha and
recovered the Vedas and taught
the same to Brahma. After the initiation by Lord Vishnu himself, Brahma started
creating the Universe, which is made of
the five elements, Prithvi, A.P. Marut, Tejas, Vyoma, and sixteen spheres of the Universe
and gave a start to the natural law of the Universe.
Creation only being his main port folio, when he
set the natural law in motion, his work was completed and the Universe
would go on in the cycle of Karma, i.e., and action done by the created beings. As one's
karma becomes the decisive
factor for the continuance of the universe under the influence of natural law, Brahma
realised in his observation that a time might come when his own action will be
put to judgement.
He felt the necessity of getting advice from
Narayana. To invoke him, he started penance in the Milky Ocean. After long years of
penance, Narayana appeared before him on Garuda and asked him what he wanted. Brahma
requested Narayana to show him his real form.