Prayer to Bhu Devi
From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Goddess Earth (Bhu devi) is one of the wives of Vishnu. So it is necessary to ask her pardon before one sets ones foot on her.This is done by the following prayer:
Samudhra vasane devi, parvatha sthana mandithe, Vishnu pathni namasthubhyam pada sparsam kshamasva mae.
Salutations to you consort of Lord Vishnu,
Who is clothed by oceans,
And is adorned prettily by the mountains,
Pardon me mother, for setting my foot on you.