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Hiraṇyagarbha


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A cosmogonic principle introduced in Ṛg Veda 10.121 where it appears as the one lord of creation who arose in the beginning. In later texts, hiraṇyagarbha mutates into ‘Brahmā's egg’ (Brahmāṇḍa), establishing the basic, closed shape of the Purāṇic universe.

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