Vani Hiranyagarbhabhyam Namah
We bow to Vani and Hiranyagarbha, Saraswati and Brahma, who create the cosmic
Vani is sound, music, voice. She is the mother of sound. First, there was the
A popular bhajan starts as Vani, Saraswati, Vakdevi. Vak is speech. She is the
Goddess of Speech.
Hiranyagarbha is one of the names of Lord Brahma. Hiranyagarbha is literally the
Golden Womb. According to one story of creation, after the last dissolution of
the Universe, there was darkness, nothingness. From this nothingness the
self-manifested being arose. He created the waters first and then placed a seed
in those waters. And the seed became a Golden Womb — Hiranyagarbha.
The Hiranyagarbha Sukta from the Rig Veda declares, » Oh Golden Womb, You are the One Eternal Existence from which all beings are born on the earth have come
forth. You always bear the Earth and all that rises upon it.