The Garbha Gita is a conversation between Devi Parvathi and Her son Lord Skanda. The Skanda Purana details the events leading to the birth of Lord Skanda and His journey thereafter. Skanda Purana is the largest of all Puranas with a total of around 81000 verses. There are 18 MahaPuranas and several UpaPuranas that form the body of knowledge called “Puranas”. The Puranas are spiritual sciences composed in the form of stories and narratives. Each character in the Puranas is a facet of our Vijnanamaya Kosha, spiritual network.

Garbha Gita, is the content of the Blessing Before Birth. “Gita” is the Sanskrit word for song or singing. But meaningful and profound conversations that appear in our sacred texts are also called “Gita”. A song is a musical arrangement of words that convey emotions and thoughts in a particular context. Music in turn is an arrangement of sounds. When the content of a conversation is arranged according to the patterns of our inner spirit, it becomes the music of our hearts. It is then called a Sacred Song or a Gita, in the context of our sacred texts. There are many Gitas, the most popular being the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. Infact, it is synonymous with Gita. Some conversations between Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati are presented as Guru Gita. Similarly there are Ashtavakra Gita, Avaduta Gita, Ribhu Gita etc, all having different contexts, influences and approaches but the same essence. 

Some spiritual masters expound parts of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita that deal with human birth and life as Garbha Gita. Others teach the Garbha Gita conversation between Shri Krishna and Arjuna which is distinct from the Bhagavad Gita. The same name can be used for different Gitas because the word “garbha” itself holds many meanings in it. The Mother Goddess is herself described as Vishwa Garbha and Swarna Garbha etc. While the Mother reveals secrets of life through the Garbha Gita to Lord Skanda, the same is revealed as Vidya Gita to Rishis in a different context. The Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is not the only Gita between Shri krishna and Arjuna. There is also the Anu Gita which holds the same conversation in a different context between the same characters. All conversations are not a Gita. Conversations are interactive communication between human beings. Conversations are generally classified according to [1] their subject – such as subjective ideas, objective facts, directed towards others or regarding oneself [2] their functions – such as functional / practical / goal oriented or smalltalk / bonding.  A Gita is different in its context, delivery, relationship between the participants and arrangement – all being aligned to the true spirit of a being. 

In the Garbha Gita, Devi herself, she gives all the knowledge needed for the child through these conversations. The content therefore is of the highest order and the contexts are of parenting and learning in various stages of the child’s life. The secrets of Sri Vidya are coded within these conversations. The Blessing Before Birth in English and Hindi have preserved these codes in pristine form.  Sri Vidya is a super learning which involves the geometry of the Sri Yantra and the sounds of the Shri Lalita Shasranama. The Sri Yantra is a cosmic pattern that holds within it all the patterns that are needed for human evolution. The 450 verses of the Garbha Gita take the shape of 450 units in the 9 books of Blessing Before Birth. Each unit relates to 2 or 3 names of the Divine Mother in the Lalita Sahsranama and a specific yantra. When brought together in totality, the words and the arrangement of the Blessing Before Birth take the shape of a Sri Yantra !! These books are therefore a storehouse of resonances that we can harness for our lives- be it parenting, ageing or spiritual seeking, irrespective of our individual comprehension. 

Here is an excerpt from Blessing Before Birth – Unit 1 of Book 1.

Child:      “Maa – what is the place of a Human Being in the world?”

Maa:        “My Divine Child!

We are a part of this beautiful Creation called ‘The Universe’. There are many things here – wide & small galaxies, shining stars, revolving planets & comets, the sun and moon which light up our earth.  Earth is a part of that Universe and this is ‘Our Home’ and we call it ‘The World’. 

There are many living creatures and things that exist in our world. These include small and big plants, domestic and wild animals, birds, fishes, insects. We also have rugged mountains, flowing rivers and much more in this creation. However, the entire Universe is Sentient. Just the same way as a Human Being!

We are part of and present in this wonderful Creation!  But the most unique in all Creation is a ‘Human Being’.”

This part of the conversation focuses on the concept of “Creation”. While doing so, it radiates the energy of the Universe described in Lalita Shasranama – name 264, verse 63, as “Om sRSHTikartryai namaha”. 

“sRSHTikartree brahmaroopa gOptree gOvindaroopiNee”  

The Yantra element [like an alphabet in a language] for creation is as follows. This pattern is the resultant energy of this name of Devi and the associated Unit of BBB.

Each unit of BBB holds within it the powers of Devi described in the Lalita Sahasranama. Regular and structured practices with the verbal Yantras of Blessing Before Birth have manifold effects on human beings. The methods and benefits of Blessing Before Birth are detailed below. 

The 9 books and their significance

The 9 books of Blessing Before Birth are classified by the nature of their content. The conversations are between a baby in the womb and its mother. There are 50 units in each book, which add up to 450 conversations in the 9 books.

The energy pattern created by all the units put together is that of a downward pointing triangle. It represents the feminine energy of the universe. 50 units arranged as 10 chapters. A cumulative result of the energy patterns of all the 9 books together, with the 4 upward pointing [Shiva] and the 5 downward pointing [Shakthi] triangles, forms the core of the Sri Yantra.

Each unit is connected to other units all the books, forming the energy radiating from the intersection points of the Sri Yantra. Such intersections include triple intersections called marmas which activate our nervous system and related points of the physical body. 

72 chapters are each structures of energy that harmonise with the 72 classifications of Nadis that make up our Nadi Network.