Bhū(devī)
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The History of Reverence for the Earth

Reverence for the earth as Pṛthvī or Bhūdevī (variations of the name include Bhū Devī and Bhūmi/Bhūmā) may be traced to the earliest textual literature of Hinduism. Whether in a textual source or in…

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Archana Venkatesan, “Bhū(devī)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 26 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1030270>
First published online: 2012



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