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Adhishtanam, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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MAA Bhuvaneswari

Bhuvaneswari is one of the Dasa Maha Vidyas. But temples for her has been rare. In Khamakhya there are temples for all the Dasa Maha Vidyas including Bhuvaneswari. But there is no idol. She is pinda rupa.

A temple for Bhuvaneswari was first established by Swami Santhananda in Pudukkottai in in 1962. Most of the paintings of Bhuvaneswari displayed in many temples originated from the painting and Shila vigraham in Pudukkottai.


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Bhuvaneswari Vidya has a special importance as the Bija Mantra HRIM is called Bhuvaneswari Bijam. The mantra is known as Suddha Bhuvaneswari. MAA is the ruler of the world. A prayer to MAA will bring us prosperity happiness.

There is a old Bhuvaneswari temple in Tripura. The temple is situated on the northern bank of Gumati. The temple was built in between 1667 to 1676 A.D., during the reign of Maharaja Govinda Manikya. The temple is constructed on a 3 feet high paved terrace. The roof features the typical four-chaala pattern with stupa like crowns on the vestibule and core chambers. The stupa on core chamber is embellished with floral designs. The historical significance of this temple is that it is the back-drop of the famous novel "Rajarshi" and the drama "Bisarjan" composed by Rabindranath Tagore.




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