Brahma is a Hindu god and a member of the Trimurti, the trinity of supreme divinity that also includes Vishnu and Shiva. He is associated with creation, knowledge, and the Vedas. In some Puranas, he created himself in a golden embryo known as the Hiranyagarbha. Brahma is commonly depicted as a red or golden-complexioned bearded man with four heads and hands, representing the four Vedas and the four cardinal directions. Brahma created his children from his mind and thus, they are referred to as Manasaputra. Despite being revered in ancient texts, Brahma does not enjoy popular worship in contemporary Hinduism and has less importance than the other two members of the Trimurti.