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Ayonija concept in Hinduism - Not Born from Womb



Ayonija means that which is born without parents – not born due to copulation. Literal meaning is not born from uterus or womb. Ayonija is an important concept in Hinduism.

It is believed that Mother Goddess, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are Ayonija.

The eternal omnipresent divine being takes various forms out of will.

Those that appeared through Ayonija never perish. All that is born due to sexual copulation perish in due course of time.


Brahma appeared from the navel of Lord Vishnu. One of the most popular images in Hinduism is that of a lotus sprouting from the navel of Vishnu with Brahma seated on the lotus. (you can read the story here)

Ganesha and Muruga were also not born from a Yoni.

Goddess Parvati rubs her body, creates a boy, Ganesha, out of the material that appears from the body and asks him to keep guard while she bathed.

Muruga was born from the divine spark that emanated from Shiva as a result divided into six and Vayu (wind) and Agni (fire) carried them and deposited it in Ganga. (you can read the story of the birth of Muruga here)

Sage Narada is believed to have appeared from the forehead of Brahma.

Kumaras and Saptarishis are the mind born sons of Brahma.

Lord Ayyappa was born from the thigh of Mohini Avatar of Vishnu.

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