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Swayambhu, also spelled Svayambhu (Sanskrit: स्वयम्भू / स्वयंभू) means "self-manifested" or "that which is created by its own accord" in Hinduism.


The word 'Svayambhu' is derived from two Sanskrit words- 'Svayam' (स्वयम्) which means 'self' or 'voluntarily' and 'bhu' (भू) which means 'springing' or 'arising'. So the definition of the word is 'arising on its own'.


Based on details in Bhagavata Purana and Matsya Purana, Narayana or Krishna is said to be the self-manifested Swayambhu form of Brahman as the first cause of creation. (See Hiranyagarbha).

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