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    About Bhumi

    Bhumi Devi - The Earth Goddess

    Bhumi is the personification of Mother earth and is considered a form of Goddess LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi
    Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth...
    . She is related to fertility and thus is given the status of life-giver. She is the consort of Varaha, an incarnation of Vishnu. Her other names like Dhra, DhatriDhatriDhatri
    Dhanvantri, also known as Physician of Gods and Guardian deity of hospitals...
    and Dhrithri stands for her ability to sustain everything. She is the one that ‘holds everything’. It is only on earth that life exists and thus BhumiBhumiBhumi
    Bhumi is the personification of Mother earth and is considered a form of Goddess Lakshmi...
    is considered the mother of all living creatures. She takes care of the growth and prosperity, abundance of natural resources and protection of the nature and its beings.

    Legend

    A demon named Hiranyaksha kidnapped Bhumi and took her to his abode. BrahmaBrahmaBrahma
    According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...
    prayed to Narayana and asked him for his help. He soon took a form of a boar and kept growing in his size. This incarnation of VishnuVishnuVishnu
    Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
    was called Varaha. He fought with the demon and killed him, thus rescuing the mother earth. He kept Bhumi on his nose and was returning back but Bhumi wasn’t happy with the act. She told VarahaVarahaVaraha
    Varaha is the third incarnation of Vishnu who came on earth to rescue the it from the bottom of a sea. As all the other forms of Vishnu, Varaha too had the purpose of restoring Dharma and ending the rule of evil and maleficence.
    that she is worried about all those people who are stuck in the cycle of life and death. Though she was saved but people living on earth were stuck forever. Her claim that she could only be happy when everyone on earth could be saved, depicts her greatness and her role as a mother who is always worried for her children.

    Depiction


    Bhumi is often depicted wearing a green cloth symbolizing her connection to life. She wears a huge headdress and is ornamented with gold jewelry. She is also associated with blue lotus. In temples, Bhumi is often presented in a standing position, representing her readiness to provide help to her devotees. If she is depicted seated then it is on a square platform which rests on the back of four elephants. The four elephants stands for the four direction and Bhumi’s attentiveness in all the directions.

    She is either presented with four arms in which she holds a pomegranate, a water vessel, a bowl full of vegetables and another bowl containing herbs. If depicted with two hands then she holds a blue lotus in one and another hand is in Abhaya Mudra, providing safety and reassurance to her devotees.

    Bhumi and Sita

    Bhumi is considered to be the mother of SitaSitaSita
    Sita is the most benevolent Goddess, who is known...
    as she was found while plowing the field. Also towards the end of Ramayana when Sita gets tired of all the allegations and living her life full of sufferings, she requests her mother, Bhumi, to open up and accept her. Sita enters the earth, her eternal resting place and finds solace. Bhumi is also believed to be the mother of a demon named Narakasura. He was the son of earth Goddess, Bhudevi who became a demon in association with another demon named Banasura

    Mantra


    Bhumi is also the Goddess of abundance. She is the Supreme provider. One should chant the following Mantra A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mindto always keep their household filled with food and gain fertility in their lands for agricultural purpose. Also while reciting the mantra, one should offer flowers, vegetables and pomegranate to the deity.

    Om Vasundhara Vidmahe Bhutadhatrya Dhimahi Tanno Bhumi Prachodayat


     



     
     

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