Swayambhu

Swayambhu (also spelt Svayambhu) means Self-manifested or that which is created by its own accord.

Vaishnavism

Based on details in Srimad Bhagavatam 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).

haivism

Several Lingams of Shiva adornments of Hindu temple sanctum sanctorum have been held sacred as natural mounds. The Jyotirlinga at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh is believed to be one such Swayambhu.


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