Swayambhu

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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.

Etymology[edit]

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'.

Vaishnavism[edit]

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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