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The story of the infinite pillar of fire – when Brahma and Vishnu fought over who the real God was, Shiva made it clear who it really was.

The story of the infinite pillar of fire – when Brahma and Vishnu fought over who the real God was, Shiva made it clear who it really was.

In a conflict between Brahma and Vishnu regarding who the real God was, Shiva appeared as an infinite Linga fire-pillar. Determined to find the ends of the pillar, Vishnu as Varaha tried to find the bottom of the Linga while Brahma tried to find its top. Vishnu came back and admitted that the pillar was endless. Brahma, however, lied about the pillar’s limits and claimed that he was the true God. Just then, the pillar broke open and Shiva appeared. Accusing Brahma of lying and denying he is a God, he appreciated Vishnu for his honesty and suggested that Vishnu was on his way to becoming a God – in the process stating that he was the one true God. We see what you did there!