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Hiranyagarbha

primal union of water and seed of Agni called Hiranyagarba http://books.google.com/books?id=6HEnefQRLb4C&pg=RA1-PA189&lpg=RA1-PA189&dq=six+golden+eggs+myth&source=web&ots=VTLfTiFYo4&sig=K0ssZafLcuwWsAknaCDuVao7cBI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=9&ct=result Hiranyagarbha, the golden womb, floated in water in the emptiness and the darkness of the non-existence for about a year, and then broke into two halves which formed the Swarga and the Prithvi... It is believed that Brahma was born from the Hiranyagarbha. hiraNyagarbha m. a golden fetus N. of Brahma (so called as born from a golden egg formed out of the seed deposited in the waters when they were produced as the first creation of the Self-existent ; according to Mn. i , 9 , this seed became a golden egg , resplendent as the sun , in which the Self-existent Brahma was born as Brahma1 the Creator , who is therefore regarded as a manifestation of the Self-existent N. of the author of the hymn Rigveda x , 121 (having the patr. Prajapatya) of a Vedanta teacher Tattvas. ; of various other persons Cat. ; of Vishnu of a flamingo (in phil.) the soul invested with the Sukshma-sarira or subtle body (= %{sUtrAtman} , {pr7NAtman}) Vedantas. ; ({A}) f. N. of a river Cat. ; (prob.) n. N. of a Linga ib. ; mfn. relating to Hiranya-garbha or Brihma , {-tantra} n. {-dAna} n. {-dAna-prayoga} m. {-dAna-vidhi} m. N. of wks. ; {-vatI} ({-garbha-}) f. a verse containing the word {hiraNya-garbha} {-vidhi} m. N. of the 12th Parisishta of the Atharvaveda ; {-saMhitA} (or {-bha-parAzara-saMhitA}) f. {-hRdaya} n. N. of wks.
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