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Given at least 4, years ago by Rishi Pippalaada, the Garbha Upanishad details how conception takes place, factors that determine gender and traits of the. Garbha Upanishad. This Upanishad explains in detail about the conception and growth of a child in the mother’s womb. At each stage of development in the. garbhopaniShat 17 || yadgarbhopaniShadvedyaM garbhasya svAtmabodhakam | sharIrApahnavAtsiddhaM svamAtraM kalaye harim || OM sahanAvavatviti.

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Garbha Upanishad of Krishna-Yajurveda

It asserts, states Paul Deussenthat in a human adult, “the head has four skull bones, and in them there are on each side sixteen sockets; in the body there are joints, sutures, sinews, veins, muscles, bones and 45 million hairs”.

But in their combination a son is born when the father’s seed preponderates.

Then what are the five objects of sense, etc.? Then it thinks grbha Retrieved from ” https: The human body is constituted of five things the five forces of earth, sky, air, water and fire and is of six shelters like the physical, ethereal and so on. Then the mouth exists in speech, the hand in lifting, the feet in walking, the anus in excreting, and the genitals in enjoying. When the body comprised of the five natural forces acquires intelligence by the infusion of the jivan or the soulit also acquires the five intellectual organs and the brain, which enables the jivan to distinguish between different forms of objects and tastes.

And by the fourth month, the wrist, stomach and the hip, waist etc are formed.

From parents with minds full of anxieties at upanishaad time of union are born the blind, the lame, the hunchback, the dwarf, and the limbless. Many thousands of wombs have been seen by me, many kinds of food have been tasted by meand many breasts have been suckled by me. The earth force enables to garbhx, water helps consolidation, fire enlightens, air makes the team work, and the space gives time and options to carry on the various duties.


All who are living in this world are the sacrificers.

Out of such taste is created the blood, from the blood the tissue, from the tissue the fat, from the fat garbga nerves, from nerves the bones, from bones the body, and from the body the reproductive fluids. In old age anxiety, disease, fear of death, desires, love of self, garhba, anger, and non-independence—all these produce very great suffering. It gets solidified and hardened at the end of one month. The text is notable for its style, where it states a proposition, asks questions challenging the proposition, thereafter develops and presents answers to those questions.

All my near and dear of earlier births for whom I performed various actions in earlier birthswhether good or bad, have enjoyed the benefits of my actions and have left me all alone.

This Upanishad is part of the Krishna Yajur Veda. Because there are five elements in this body viz. It the body is measured by ninety-six digits.

Garbha Upanishad of Krishna-Yajurveda

In this sacrificethe body is the sacrificial place. It has three seats, the spiritual eye itself being the primary seat, and the eyeballs being the accessory seats.

A womb with one embryo is common. Those with three are garnha to be found as rarely as one in a thousand. And that bile is agni. Mahadevanasserts that soul resides in the human body and longs for liberation.

That air, which runs throughout the body, ultimately and dutifully traces back its route to the Hridayam or the Heart, as a rule laid down by the Supreme. Narayanasvami Aiyar, [], at sacred-texts. Thirty Minor Upanishadstr.


The ear exists in sound, the skin in touch, the eye in forms, the tongue in taste, and the nose in odour. The urine dividing itself into two, spreads to the left below the navel. Why is the body said to be having six shelters? Among mankind, five embryos only can be formed at a pregnancy in the womb. There are six changes of state viz. It becomes a “bubble” by the seventh night; in 15 nights it becomes a “lump”; in a month’s time the embryo is hard; by the end of two months, head is formed; parts of the feet appear by three months; stomach, the hips and ankle appear by the fourth month; uapnishad vertebral column shapes up by the fifth month; the face, nose and ears appear by the sixth month; the seventh month is when fetus is imbibed with Jiva or soul Atmanin the eighth month has all body parts, and fully developed in the ninth month.

Constitution of a human body: I have been subject to the cycle of rebirths very often. At the end of three months, the legs and foot are formed. However, up to Quintuplets are observed among upabishad, asserts the ancient text. I have born and died again and again. In whomsoever these substances arise and increase, the rasa essence is the cause of the one following and so on garbya stated below. The text, states T. From a well-conducted intercourse or unionthe child being born with the form of the father possesses, his qualities, just as the image in a glass reflects truly the original.

Thus there are seven compounds and the body is formed of such compounds.