Brahma divided the lotus flower into three parts : heaven , the earth and the sky. He gave the earth plants, grass, trees, flowers, vegetables and fruit and gave them the sense of touch. Next he created all the animals from tiny insects to large land animals and fish. He gave them the sense of sight, smell, hearing as well as touch and he enabled them to move.
Brahma sat and thought for a long time. Then his thoughts manifested into the form of god. He was delighted with this creature that would take charge and protect the world as Lord Vishnu had requested. However this creature was unable to look after the world as it was too simple.
Brahma divided his own body into two. Man was shaped out of one half and his name was Manu. From the other half woman was formed and her name was Shatarupa. They looked into each other's hearts, smiled and walked out into the world.