The Hiraṇyagarbha Sūkta of the Rig Veda declares that God or Lord manifested Himself in the beginning as the Creator of the Universe, encompassing all. The hymn is known as hiranyagarbha sukta and presents an important glimpse of the emerging monism, or even monotheism, in the later Vedic. The translation of 10 mantras of Hiranyagarbha Sukta by Prof R L Kashyap is given below: In the beginning (agre) arose the golden seed(1); born, he was the .

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Rig Veda: Rig-Veda, Book HYMN CXXI. Ka.

The Rig-Veda says that the incomprehensible divine germ of our universe, ” ‘the one Lord of all beings. He created the great delightful Waters 3. You are questioning too much about a deity about whom we should suka ask too much. Verse 20 The divine vital breath from water and the moon permeates him.

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Cosmic intelligence; the supreme lord of the universe; cosmic mind. He who by his might beheld the waters all around containing the creative power and giving birth to sacrifice, he who among the gods was the one supreme god,. At the microcosmic level a union between the two indeed leads to the creation of a new being, which can be compared to the Hiranyagarbha the golden embryo at the microcosmic level. They formed the trinity.

When the vast waters overspread the universe containing the germ and giving birth to Agni, then was produced the one breath of the gods, held the waters all around containing the creative power and giving birth masters of many treasures in harmony!



It is that who in its might surveyed the waters, conferring skill and creating worship – That, the God of gods, the One and only One.

Readers hirnyagarbha find entire Hiranyagarbha Sukta posted and discussed in second link provided above. Hiranyagarbha Sanskrit [from hiranya imperishable substance, golden garbha womb, embryo, fetus, also the interior of anything, hence a temple] Golden egg or womb; the matrix of imperishable substance. Yajnavalkya and Gargi I: This is the Divinity, the God of gods, who bestows soul-force, strength and vigor is the giver of soul and whose shadow is immortal life and death.

And as all beings honour this deity, so do they honour him. Impersonal Supreme Being, primal source and hidanyagarbha goal of all beings.

These quarters are his arms 3. Can you do it for the entire sukta please. He who is versed in the Vedas, sinless and free from desire. In classical Puranic Hinduism, Hiranyagarbha is a name of Brahma, so called because he was born from a golden egg Manusmrti 1.

H eaven-Earth sound their thanks to him 1for his propping them up and for his protection 2. They no more return to this world. Thus, it is identical to the Atma. It is that through whose glory the snow-clad mountains rose, and the ocean spread with the river, they say.

He, the omniscient Rudra, the creator of the hiranyagarbha sukta and the bestower of their powers, the support of the universe, He who, in the hiranyagarbha sukta, gave birth to Hiranyagarbha-may He endow us with clear intellect! Thus we have heard from the wise who taught us this.

Hiranyagarbha sukta Two and Four: The recurring phrase in Hiranyagarbha. Verse 11 But those wise men of tranquil minds who lives in the forest on alms, practising penances appropriate to their stations of life and contemplating such deities as Hiranyagarbha, depart, freed from impurities, by hieanyagarbha Path of the Sun, to the place where that immortal Person dwells whose nature is imperishable.


It is he who bestows soul-force and vigour,whose guidance all men invoke, the Devas invoke whose shadow is immortal life-and death. It is he through whose glory the snow-clad mountains rose, and the ocean spread with the river, they say. The manifested cosmos was correlated with the bodily self; the soul of the world, or Hiranyagarbha, with the vital self; and Isvara, or God as a self-conscious being, with the thinking self.

Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali with Bhasvati.

M ay he who is the father of earth protect us 1. Dream is a reproduction of the experiences of the physical consciousness with some modifications. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Supreme Lord is higher than Virat, beyond Hiranyagarbha. No demerit ever goes to the gods. The term can also mean as He who, having become first the Creator, has come to be considered as the womb of all objects. I t is he who bestow the soul-force atmada and vigor 1 ; upon his call; all, even Gods, approach him 2.

It is that to whom heaven and earth, placed in the light by his grace, look up, radiant with the mind while huranyagarbha them the sun, rising, brightly shines.