108 Names of the Sun: Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali #99



Om srim hiranyagarbhaya namaha, Salutations to the Sun who is the most auspicious golden womb encasing all that is.


 

Glossary:
hiraṇya—gold SB 3.8.30, SB 4.24.37, SB 5.26.19
hiraṇya—Hiraṇya Madhya 16.217, Antya 3.166, Antya 3.174
hiraṇya—of the name Hiraṇya Adi 10.70
hiraṇya—of gold Antya 1.139
hiraṇya-aṇḍa-samudbhavaḥ—his material body was created from Hiraṇyagarbha. SB 5.20.44
hiraṇya-dāsa—Hiraṇya Majumadāra Antya 3.208
hiraṇya-dāsa—the uncle of Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī Antya 6.18
hiraṇya-dāsa palāila—Hiraṇya dāsa fled Antya 6.20
hiraṇya-garbha—of the name Hiraṇyagarbha Adi 5.106
hiraṇya-garbham—Lord Brahmā SB 5.1.9
hiraṇya-garbhaḥ—Lord Brahmā SB 5.19.13
hiraṇya-garbhaḥ—known as Hiraṇyagarbha SB 5.20.44
hiraṇya-garbhaḥ—the one who keeps the universe within his abdomen SB 7.3.32
hiraṇya-garbhaḥ—the hiraṇyagarbha manifestation Adi 2.53

 

Hiranyagarbha is the ‘golden womb’, the creative potential in seed-form, primal cosmic intelligence which is the initial basis of all evolution – epithet of Brahma, the creator of the world, and of Vishnu who has the ‘golden womb’ which produces the golden cosmic ‘egg’, the source of all creation, and the vast though limited field of consciousness in which the manifested universe exists.

Brahma is seen as the golden foetus that emerges from the golden egg that appears at the time when creation is about to happen. ‘Cosmic power (shakti) lies in the navel of God, hence he is known as hiranya-garbha.’

Matsya Purana (2.25-30) gives an account of initial creation. After Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of the Universe, there was darkness everywhere. Everything was in a state of sleep. There was nothing, either moving or static. Then Svayambhu, self-manifested Being arose, which is a form beyond senses. It created the primordial waters first and established the seed of creation into it. The seed turned into a golden womb, Hiranyagarbha. Then Svayambhu entered in the egg.

Sunrise at Kanya-Kumari, at the southernmost tip of India, is considered to equate with the vision of the hiranya-garbha rising from the primal waters.

 


Om srim hiranyagarbhaya namaha, Salutations to the Sun who is the most auspicious golden womb encasing all that is.

 

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