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Bhavāni literally means consort of [[Bhava]] or Śiva’.
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Śiva, the last of the Trinity, is called ‘Bhava’ since the creation comes into being (bhavati asmāt) out of Him. Pārvatī, His consort is therefore known as ‘Bhavāni’.
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[[Śiva]], the last of the Trinity, is called ‘[[Bhava]]’ since the creation comes into being (bhavati asmāt) out of Him. Pārvatī, His consort is therefore known as ‘Bhavāni’.
  
  

Latest revision as of 20:08, 15 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Bhavani, BhavAni, Bhavaani


Bhavāni literally means consort of Bhava or Śiva’.

Śiva, the last of the Trinity, is called ‘Bhava’ since the creation comes into being (bhavati asmāt) out of Him. Pārvatī, His consort is therefore known as ‘Bhavāni’.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore