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Hiranyagarbha in Hinduism - Concept of Hiranyagarbha or the Golden Egg

The concept of Hiranyagarbha or gold egg is found in the Vedas and it is a unique way of looking at creation. As per Vedas, the entire universe in un-manifested form is found in the Hiranyagarbha.

It is the soul of the universe and floated around in emptiness and darkness. Then it broke into two halves.
The top half is the heaven. The bottom half is the earth. The intervening space is the sky.

The outer membrane of the Golden Egg became mountains. The inner membrane of the egg became clouds and mists.

The veins of the egg became rivers and streams and the interior waters of the egg became the oceans.

Hiranyagarbha has deep symbolic meaning attached to it. We are yet to understand the true symbolism of Hiranyagarbha. Each one of us must make an attempt to realize what it is. Perhaps in the search we might get purified and realize the Supreme Truth.



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