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Devi Bhuvaneswari at Parashakthi Temple.jpg
Affiliation Devi, Durga, Adi Parashakti
Planet Manidwip, Tribhuvan
Mantra Om,Hreem,Aim Hrim Shrim, "Om Hreem Ambikayai Namha"/Om Hreem Namha
Weapon Khadga, Sword

In Hinduism, Bhuvaneśwari is the fourth of the ten Dasa 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).

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.[citation needed]


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.

In Northern India, Mathura the city of Krishna also has a centuries-old "Bhuvneshwari MahaVidhya" temple just opposite to Krishna Janmbhoomi.

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

In North America, Devi Bhuvaneshwari is worshipped at Parashakthi Temple in Pontiac, Michigan.[2]

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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