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. Garbha Upanishad. Translation and notes by Subhash Kak (सुभाष काक) ॥ गभ पिनषत् ॥ ॐ सह नाववतु। सह नौ भुन ु । सहवीय करवावहै । तेज ःव. Thirty Minor Upanishads, tr. by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar, [], full text etext at

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Narayanasvami Aiyar, [], at sacred-texts. The five objects of sense are related to ear, skin, eye, tongue, nose. The text then abruptly jumps to enumerating anatomy of a developed human body, likely from lost chapters of the manuscript. From white which is food rasas juice, sap, essences develops the blood redout of blood develops the flesh opaquefrom flesh develops the fat smoke coloredfrom fat develop the bones yellowinside bones develops the bone marrow brownand from marrow develops the semen pale colored.

When semen of both male and female are equally strong birth of a hermaphrodite occurs. In whomsoever these substances arise and increase, the rasa essence is the cause of the one following and so on as stated below. When the pouring within the womb is only upanishd, then the child becomes dried up or contracted. When there is a join or combination of the male and female reproductive fluids, the garbha pregnancy or the embryo is formed.

The urine dividing itself into two, spreads to the left below the navel. During the fifth month, the spine and the adjoining bones get shaped. The Upanishad gives details about how the conception takes place in the womb and how it develops over a period of nine months. Delusion and sorrow attend every birth. Retrieved 23 June The text states that in the last weeks of its development, the fetus remembers the good and bad karma and being born anew through many births, resolves to remember Maheshwara Shiva and Narayana Upanishxdresolves to study and practice Gxrbha – Yoga after birth because all these bestow the reward of liberation.


All parts of the world have been my place of birth, as also my burning-ground in the past. There are some with two. 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.

When they are in their proper state, they produce health: Once I upanishas out of this birth source, I am going to practice the Gnaana Yoga the pursuit of knowledge strictly to destroy all my sins and to release myself from the bondings of all actions in this materialistic world. By pouring within more than once, couples are sometimes born. I am left behind all alone. In two months, the head takes form. If I get myself freed from the bondage of the womb, I shall perform great penances.

Garbha Upanishad – Wikipedia

Then it thinks thus: Why is the body said to be composed of five? Thus thinks the jivan: A womb with one embryo is common. Constitution of a human body: 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; the 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.

The body depends upon them while they depend upon the body. When a man gets to possess and enjoy the material objects which are meant for such enjoyment, because of the good combination of such objects, six types of taste rasam are brought in. In the seventh month, life or the jivan enters the body shaped so far. The Upanishad asserts its theory for the gender of the child, birth defects and the birth of twins. All who are living in this world are the sacrificers.


Garbha Upanishad – Translation

It can sense and distinguish the six forms of taste such as sweet, sour, salty, bitter etc. May Brahman protect us the Guru and Sishya both! The Garbha Upanishad Sanskrit: Mahadevanasserts that soul resides in the human body and longs for liberation.

Out of such taste is created the blood, from the blood the tissue, from the tissue the fat, from the fat the nerves, from gabha the bones, from bones the upanoshad, and from the body the reproductive fluids.

Garbha Upanishad of Krishna-Yajurveda

To go a step ahead, we can even say that parts of this Upanishad are yet upanisbad be physically researched and understood by the modern scientists and will remain unknown to the Science world till such time. In this body, there are sixteen side-teeth, having each a membrane as its root and fifteen openings.

After seven nights from thereon, it takes the shape of a bubble formed out of water. It is gqrbha on four types of food. Why is the body said to be having six shelters? Hence the semen and blood are produced from food and drink. And that bile is agni. The Garbha Upanishad is a text that almost exclusively speculates on medical and physiology-related themes, dealing with the theory of the formation and development of the human embryo and human body after birth.