"Was it really Prajapati"

In Hinduism, Prajapati (Sanskrit: प्रजापति "lord of creatures") is a deity of procreation, and the protector of life, often depicted as a lingam figure, sitting in a cross-legged lotus position, ready to give birth to all of creation.

In later Hinduism, the word Prajapati referred to ten different deities - Atri, Angirasa, Vasishta, Bhrigu, Narada, Marichi, Pulaha, Krathu, Pulasthya, and Prachethasa - who assisted the creator Brahman in creation. Hence, the term Prajapati came to be used as a title for the creator god Brahman.