of godess Bhuvaneshwari also mentioned in Hindu philosophy, that
is called Tantra, the religious literature expounding the worship
of the Divine Mother. The tantric works describe ten aspects of
Shakti , the universal energy. The term Mahavidya means ‘great
knowledge’ or wisdom. Each of these ten great deities is
an famous personality of the
heaven continueing to reveals spiritual knowledge. Bhuvaneshwari
is the fourth major power described in the Tantras.
Bhuvaneshwari stands for the concept of space. Space has many
levels of manifestation: The space of the physical Universe and
the space of the mind. There are many layers of space in the Universe
and many layers in the higher levels of the mind. In our body,
the heart is where the infinite space of the Universe resides,
and this is the place of the Divine godess Bhuvaneshwari as she
represents the Space. We release ourselves from stress and tension
by creating space.
The goddess revealing a representation of Kali in certain temples,
the intense aspect of our Divine Mother. It is because both are
intimately connected as representing time and space, it is believed
that goddess made creation possible. goddess Kali manages the
timing of the dance and Bhuvaneshwari stands for the original
space before creation in which Kali’s cosmic dance takes
Bheej is ‘Hreem’ which is as powerful as ‘Aum’.
Hreem’ connects the space within the heart with the infinite,
vast space of Consciousness.
Sakthi pranavam is also know as mantra ‘Hreem’. Hreemkara
is present in variour upanishads like sowbhagya lakhsni, bhavanopanishad,
Sri Sooktham and others. In Lalitha trisathi, word Hreem is used
for glorifying godess bhuvaneswari at 29 places. Goddess is worshipped
by shiv, Brahma and Vishnu.
Bhuvaneswari always appears with a smiling face. She has 4 hands;
two of which bless the devotees. She carries weapons such as Paasam
and Angusam. Her smiling face is meant to cheer-up devotees for
She is always well dressed, bedecked with Jewelry and gems of
various kinds. Scriptures describe Her as brighter than thousand
Suns, and wearing a crescent moon on Her crown. She is variously
described as the brightness of thousand suns, beauty of peacock
and parrot, nectar in a flower, ruby among gems and Ganga among
She resides at Manidweepam, which was created out of her own thought.
Manidvipam consists of several forts, made of several materials
, that is consisting of common metals on the outside, gold, sapphire
corals , topaz, pearl, emerald at inner side. it is believed that
eight gods such as Agni, Indira, kubera, vayu, etc. guard the
of mother Bhuvaneshwari :
tells us that in the beginning, Surya, the sun, appeared in the
heavens. In order to create the world, the sages offered soma
to the sun. The sun was pleased and through the power of Shakti,
He created the three worlds and ruled and after that protected
them. Many also believe that Goddess named Bhuvaneswari is also
called as symbol of grace and beauty. She represents knowledge
is believed to be giver of health, wealth,and happiness. many
of the Devotional songs say that Bhuvaneshwari is like Saraswathi,
the goddess of learning, wisdom and knowledge. the highest form
of wisdom which also means Jnanna Swaroop is said to be goddess
herself. many people believes that godess bhuvaneshwari has such
a power that small glance gives boons to the goddesses Lakshmi,
Parvathi and Saraswathi. She is believed to confers sympathy,
confidence, wisdom, beauty on all because these qualities are
within Her. It is purely believed that Prayers offered to her
bring happiness and remove sorrow in life and all the Sins are
forgiven by godess.
of Bhuvaneshwari’s worship :
The name of the Mahavidya itself means the ruler of the world
and a Sadhak of Bhuvaneshwari is always victorious on all fronts
in life and becomes all-powerful. it is said the King Ram also
had to propitiate the almighty Goddess before war with Ravan who
already conquered heaven.
Sadhak of Bhuvaneshwari :
is the Queen (Eswari) of the phenomenal world (Bhuvan) and is
one of the Das (10) Maha Vidyas (while the others are Kali, Tara,
Shodasi, Tripurabhairavi, Cinnamastha, Dhumavati, Bagalamuki,
Rajamathangi and Kamalathmika) and is fourth in the line. Bhuvaneswari
is mainly associated with the earth and the physical world. She
is depicted as the Sovereign, the mistress of the worlds. Like
Goddess Rajarajeswari another form of the goddess she rules the
means Universe and Eswari is Ruler. Goddess Bhuvaneswari is the
Universal Mother and Ruler of the Universe. Her Bheeja is `HREEM’
and she resides in the Manidveepam – a fort. She has four
hands, two of which bless the devotees while the other two holds
the noose to draw the devotee closer to her and angusam to rid
the devotee of their sufferings. It is believed that the 10 incarnations
(Dasavatara) of Lord Vishnu emerged from the 10 fingernails of
Goddess Bhuvaneswari. It is said that one eye of Goddess Bhuvaneswari
is regarded as Raja Mathangi, who bestows prosperity and erudition
while the other eye is that of Goddess Bhuvaneswari is Varahi-
the Commander-in-chief of the celestial army, who protects devotees
from all evil.
to some Hindu traditions Bhuvaneshwari who is known for her beauty,
co-operates with Shiv in bringing forth from the formless primal
light the elements of the physical cosmos, in giving shape to
the inchoate; hence her epithet “Creator (or Co-creatrix)
of the World”. Also Bhuvaneshwari is considered as the supreme
goddesses who creates everything and destroys all the unnecessary
evils of world. She is also considered as the Mother goddess of
Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati also Gayatri. In Hindu Mythology
she is considered as the most powerful goddess in the universe.
Parvati is Sagun Roop of Goddess Bhuvaneswari.
Lord Shiv is the cause behind the evolution of this creation and
his powers lies in goddess Bhuvaneswari. Her ambrosia nurtures
the whole world.
Sri Lalitha Sahasranama describes Bhuvaneswari as the protector
of the 14 worlds (bhuvan). Bhuvana also means water. Thus, She
is considered as the protector of the land and the oceans. In
the Tripurasiddhanth (a scripture) we also find that Devi is called
Bhuvaneswari because She blessed her Guru who was known as Bhuvanandanatha.
Bhuvaneswari is also called Prakriti, the active force in the
cosmic creation. She is the underlying energy creating, sustaining
and maintaining the physical world which is the supreme power
embodied in names and forms.
songs describing Her names say, “She initiated the worlds,
all the five elements are born from Her. She entered the worlds,
sustained them and nourished them.” Most often she is associated
with Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiv, the sustainer and the destroyer
of the universes. She is Hara Hari, the Shakti of Vishnu and Shiv
and She is adored by them. In other scriptures, Brahma the creator
is also mentioned. Ultimately, what she represents goes beyond
She is the source of all that from which creation proceeds. Thus,
Bhuvaneswari also personifies the original cosmic Space, the Ether
several hymns, we find Bhuvaneswari being identified with the
Kundalini, the subtle force lying at the base of the spine in
the human body. Bhuvaneswari is the one who increases the Shakti.
She is in everyone in the form of Kundalini Shakti. The hymns
also describe Kundalini Shakti saying, “She has the form
of a snake, She is yellow in color and She is like lightning.
She is in everyone. She is in the flesh and blood, She is even
in the skin.”
than any other Mahavidya with the exception of Kamalatmika, Bhuvaneshvari
is associated and identified with the energy underlying creation.
She embodies the characteristic dynamics and constituents that
make up the world and that lend creation its distinctive character.
She is both a part of creation and also pervades its aftermath.
means Mistress of the World. Bhuvaneshwari’s beauty is mentioned
often. Her dhyana describes her as having a radiant vermilion
complexion resembling the sunrise and a beautiful face, framed
with flowing hair the color of black bees. Her eyes are broad,
her lips full and red, her nose delicate. Her firm breasts are
smeared with sandal paste and saffron. Her waist is thin, and
her thighs and navel are lovely. Her beautiful throat is decorated
with ornaments, and her arms are made for embracing. She is seated
on a throne, adorned with a flower garland and anklets, bracelets
of fine gems. She is also found seated on lions, also group of
lions sit around her throne. A crescent moon adorns her forehead,
resting atop a jeweled crown. She has three eyes and a pleasant,
She has four arms, in two of which she holds a noose and a goad.
With her lower left hand, she makes the gesture (vardan-mudra)
of offering a boon, and with the lower right she signals fearlessness
(abhay mudra). She is a shakti present everywhere but not seen
Sometimes she is represented with a lotus and a jewel bowl in
tow of her hands, and in other cases her left foot is placed on
a jewel bowl.
Great Cosmic Power Bhuvaneswari is sitting on a bed resembling
a throne, which consists in representing the five forms of manifestation
of the God Shiv, as we described them in the article about the
Great Cosmic Power Tripura Sundari.
this throne, the Great Cosmic Power Bhuvaneswari controls and
organizes the movement of the entire universe. Different gods
and goddesses who serve her and immediately obey her orders surround
the Great Cosmic Power Bhuvaneswari.
with great perseverance on this beautiful goddess form, the sincere
practitioner may obtain her infinite grace, become even enlightened,
and reveal his or her supreme Self.
beauty and attractiveness may be understood as an affirmation
of the physical world. Tantric thought does not denigrate the
world or consider it illusory or delusory, as do some other abstract
aspects of Indian thought.
is made amply clear in the belief that the physical world, the
rhythms of creation, maintenance, and destruction, even the hankerings
and sufferings of the human condition is nothing but Bhuvaneshvari’s
play, her exhilarating, joyous sport.
She is also known as Om Shakthi or Adi Shakthi q.e one of the
earliest forms of shakthi. She is capable of turning situations
according to her wish. It is considered that even the navagrahas
cannot stop her from doing anything.
Both Bhuvaneswari and Kali are intimately connected as representing
time and space, which made creation possible. Kali arranges the
timing of the cosmic dance while Bhuvaneshwari stands for the
original space before creation in which Kali’s cosmic dance
takes place. Devotional songs say that Bhuvaneswari is like Saraswathi,
the goddess of learning, wisdom and knowledge. She is described
as “Jnana Swaroop,” the highest form of wisdom.
is also said that Bhuvaneswari has so much power that a mere glance
from Her gives boons to the goddesses Lakshmi, Parvathi and Saraswathi.
She confers confidence, sympathy, beauty and wisdom on them because
all these qualities are within HerBhuvaneswari is the fourth major
power described in the Tantras. The term Mahavidya means “great
knowledge” or wisdom. Each of these ten great deities is
an outstanding personality of the Divine who bestows or reveals
and Space :
Bhuvaneswari is the fourth in the list of the Dasa Maha Vidyas,
Bhuvaneswari stands for the concept of space. Space has many levels
of manifestation: The space of the physical Universe and the space
of the mind. Just as there are many layers of space in the Universe,
there are many layers in the higher levels of the mind. In our
body, the heart is where the infinite space of the Universe resides,
and this is the seat of the Divine Mother, Bhuvaneswari who represents
this Space. By creating space, we release ourselves from stress
and tension. Those seeking the supreme peace should invoke and
worship the Goddess Bhuvaneswari, who is the power of infinite
expansion, peace and equanimity. Her soundbody is Hreem, which
is as powerful as Aum. Hreem connects the space within the heart
with the infinite, vast space of Consciousness.
Like most of the aspects of the Divine Mother, Bhuvaneswari is
associated with Maya. Maya comes from the Sanskrit root, “ma”,
to measure. Maya is also a synonym for illusion. Thus, Bhuvaneswari
symbolizes the dynamic power of God, which manifests itself in
a multitude of visible and impermanent forms. In Hindu philosophy,
the manifestation is ultimately considered as unreal because of
its inconstancy and impermanence. But at the same time, the devotional
scriptures say that Bhuvaneswari is also distinct from the illusion
She creates because She controls it. But She is not caught in
it. This quality of mastery over the worldly illusion gives Her
the power to help human beings not to be involved in Maya and
not to be bound by it but instead to go beyond it.
The concept of Goddess Bhuvaneswari as the supreme goddess emerged
in historical religious literature as a term to define the powerful
and influential nature of female deities in India. Throughout
history, goddesses have been portrayed as the mother of the universe,
through whose powers the universe is created and destroyed. The
gradual changes in belief through time shape the concept of Bhuvaneswari
and express how the different Goddesses, though very different
in personality, all carry the power of the universe on their shoulders.
She is almighty.
Bhuvaneshwari Mantra :
A person who chants Goddess Bhuivaneshwari’s mantra is blessed
in various ways. It can also be chanted to please other gods and
Om Aim Hreem Shreem Namah (Mool Mantra)
Om Kreem (Treyakshari Mantra)
Hrum Shreem Aim Hrum (Panchokshari Mantra)
person who chants this mantras is blessed with wisdom and strength.