In the beginning of creation , fourteen svaradhvani(s) (swaradhvani; vowel-sound) were created from the mouth of the four-faced Brahmā (Brahma). From these fourteen vowel-sounds, emanated Manu, rulers of the fourteen Manvantara. E-kāra (E-kara) is the eleventh of these fourteen vowel-sounds created by Brahmā (Brahma). Piśaṅgī (Pisangi) Manu emerged from this E-kāra. In Vāyupurāṇa (Vayupurana), the fourteen vowel-sounds from A to Au are conceptualised as embodied deities. The embodied form of E-kāra was of a greyish-pale complexion.