Bhuvaneshvari, Bhuvana-ishvari, Bhuvaneśvarī: 6 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Bhuvaneśvarī can be transliterated into English as Bhuvanesvari or Bhuvaneshvari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhuvaneshvari in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Bhuvaneśvarī (भुवनेश्वरी, “Goddess of the realms”):—The fourth of the ten Mahāvidyās. She represents the consort of Tryaṃbaka (“three-eyed Śiva”). She is associated with the earth, the universe and the underlying pervading energy. The ten Mahāvidyās are the emanations of Mahākālī, the Goddess of time and death. She is depicted as a fearful laughing goddess with four arms entwined with poisonous snakes in her hair. She has three red eyes, a wagging tongue and feaful teeth. Her left foot is standing on a corpse

Source: Red Zambala: The 10 Great Wisdom Goddesses

Bhuvaneśvarī (Lady-of-the-spheres), consort of the Tryambaka (Three-eyed Śiva). Bhuvaneśvarī is also associated and identified with the earth and the universe in general, and the underlying energy that brings it into being and pervades it. She embodies the characteristic dynamics and constituents that make up the world and that lend creation its distinctive character. In this sense she is identified with the mahā-bhūtas (the basic physical elements) and prakṛti (primordial nature).

As a form of the eternal night Bhuvaneśvarī is the Siddha-Rātri (Night-of-Realisation), the veil made of knowledge which surrounds the universe.

Bhuvaneśvarī is represented with various attributes. In the lower of her right hands she holds a vessel, in the upper right hand a mace, in the upper left hand a shield, in the lower left hand the Bilva fruit, called Sri-phala (the fruit-of-Fortune). On her head are a serpent, a linga, and a yoni. Preciously coloured like molten gold, the all-powerful goddess wears a divine garland and gold ornaments.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

1) 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 "lord 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.

2) Bhuvaneshwari: The 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. All the 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The Jaina Iconography

Bhuvaneśvarī (भुवनेश्वरी) is the name of a Yoginī mentioned in various Jaina manuscripts, often being part of a list of sixty-four such deities. How the cult of the Tantrik Yoginīs originated among the vegetarian Jainas is unknown. The Yoginīs (viz., Bhuvaneśvarī) are known as attendants on Śiva or Pārvatī. But in the case of Jainism, we may suppose, as seen before that they are subordinates to Kṣetrapāla, the chief of the Bhairavas.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhuvaneshvari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhuvaneśvarī (भुवनेश्वरी).—Name of various goddesses. °पूजायन्त्रम् (pūjāyantram) Name of a mystical diagram.

Bhuvaneśvarī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhuvana and īśvarī (ईश्वरी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhuvaneśvarī (भुवनेश्वरी):—[from bhuvaneśvara > bhuvana > bhū] a f. See below

2) [from bhuvana > bhū] b f. ‘mistress of the w°’, Name of various goddesses, [Pañcarātra; Religious Thought and Life in India 188]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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