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Etymology/ Definitionशुक्रशोणितजीवसंयोगे तु खलु कुक्षिगते गर्भसंज्ञा भवति । च.शा. ४।५
ReferenceC.Sha.4/5, S.Sha.5/3
Literary MeaningFoetus, embryo
Implied MeaningUnion of sperm, ovum and the Soul with mind in the womb is termed as Garbha ( embryo ).
ElaborationEmbryo formed out of combination of six factors i. e. parents ( mother / father ), Soul, homologation, Saatmya Rasa ( digestive essence of mother’s food ) and mind. It is formed by five Mahaabhoota viz. Aakaas`ha Vaayu ( wind ), Agni ( fire ), Jala ( water ) and Prithvee ( earth ). These Bhautika elements act in different modes i. e. Vaayu with division, Agni with transformation, Jala with moistening, and Prithvee with consolidation, and Aakaas`ha with growth.
Foetus lies in mother’s womb in the state of universal flexion facing mothers back ( Aabhugno Abhimukha ). At the time of delivery it presents itself to vagina with head. A female with foetus is termed as Garbhin`ee ( Pregnant woman ). The woman who has just conceived shows peculiar features like fatigue, malaise, thirst, weakness in lower limbs, vomiting without apparent cause, agitation from fragrance etc.
Contemporary ColloquialFoetus

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