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Devi Bhuvaneswari at Parashakthi Temple.jpg
Devanagari भुवनेश्वरी
Sanskrit Transliteration Bhuvana Iśwari Ambika
Affiliation Devi, Mahavidyas, Durga
Planet Manidwip,Tribhuvan
Mantra Om,Hreem,Aim Hrim Shrim, "Om Hreem Ambikayai Namh"
Weapon Khadga, Sword,
Consort Shiva
Mount Shiva in inert or corpse-like form

In Hinduism, Bhuvaneśwari (Sanskrit: भुवनेश्वरी) is the fourth of the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi or Durga as elements of the physical cosmos, in giving shape to the creation of the World". The word Bhuvaneśwari is a compound of the words Bhuvana Iśwari, meaning "Goddess of the worlds" where the worlds are the tri-bhuvana or three regions of bhūḥ (earth), bhuvaḥ (atmosphere) and svaḥ (heavens). Parvati is Saguna Rūpa of Goddess Bhuvaneswari. Her consort is Shiva.

Bhuvaneshwari is known as the sovereign Queen of the Universe. Bhuvaneshwari means the Queen or ruler of the Universe. She is the Divine Mother as the Queen of all the worlds.The entire Universe is her body and all beings are ornaments on her infinite being. She carries all the worlds as a flowering of her own Self-nature. She is thus related to Sundari and to Rajarajeshwari, the supreme Lady of the Universe. She is also known as Adi Shakti or Durga i.e. one of the earliest forms of shakti. She is capable of turning situations according to her wish. It is considered that even the navagrahas and Trimurti cannot stop her from doing anything.


Bhuvaneshvari. Consort - Shiva
Bhuvaneshvari worshipped with other Mahavidyas in a Kali Puja pandal in Kolkata.

There are several temples dedicated to Bhuvaneshwari across India. In South India most of the Srividhya tradition upasaka worship her. In Kerala she is also popular among Shaktas.

A powerful temple of Bhuvaneshwari Amma is situated in choorakkodu, Adoor near Vellakulangara . Ths temple is also know as DHSHINA KASHI. as because the is Shanmukan Is also seated...

One more devi Temple in Maharashtra, Shri shetra Audumber, sangli district.

In North America, Devi Bhuvaneshwari is worshipped at Parashakthi Temple in Pontiac, Michigan. Here the Goddess Vigraha is made with panchaloha – five auspicious metals with and energized by Dr. G Krishna Kumar using Yanthra Prana pratheeshta in November 2005.[1]

See also[edit]

Bhuvaneshwari Temple Siddapur, Uttarakannada


Further reading[edit]

  • Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses: David Frawley
  • Hindu Goddesses: Vision of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Traditions (ISBN 81-208-0379-5) by David Kinsley