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B H U V A N E S H W A R I
The fourth Great Cosmic Power in the Hindu pantheon is Bhuvaneshwari, or Bhuvanesi, as She is also named in certain areas of India.
This Great Cosmic Power is worshiped as the Great Goddess who protects all manifested worlds. This attribute of the goddess is also suggested by Her name: the Glorious Queen, or the Governor (Ishwari) of the whole realm of creation, with all the worlds (Bhuvana) which are contained in Her.
In other words, She is the Divine Mother who protects the worlds and consequently the whole universe is Her body on which the numerous beings that exist are like jewels adorning her.
SHE PROTECTS THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN WORLDS
From a symbolic point of view, Bhuvaneshwari is depicted as a goddess with three eyes, sign of her complete knowledge of the manifested worlds, very big breasts (all the beings are nurtured and extract the essence of life from Her), and a smiling face, once again underlying the maternal aspect of this Great Cosmic Power.
Her glory and greatness are signified by Her brightness filled with goodness that irradiates from Her, just as the rising sun or by the moon that drops the divine nectar (soma) from the goddess's head.
Bhuvaneshwari sustains all the worlds, with the beings and things that are characteristic to all of them, in a gesture of perpetual blossoming of the creation.
In other words, we may say that Bhuvaneshwari is in fact the whole universe embodied as a deity. Her ardent worship attracts the cosmic vision of the Reality, surpassing thus any limits imposed by a certain opinion, or belief.
The goddess's help is manifested mostly in the area of overcoming any types of false identifications and preconceived ideas, including ideas about social classes, race, religion, nation, etc., sublimating these at the level of global, superior understandings.
This general vision offered to us by the Great Cosmic Power Bhuvaneshwari (when our aspiration is sincere and ardent enough to make it possible), offers the yogi an intuitive understanding of the great mysteries of the creation, determining him or her to understand and perceive the indescribable reality of the infinite.
HER WORSHIP GRANTS THE PERFECT VISION OF THE REALITY
In the four Hindu Veda-s Bhuvaneshwari is known as Aditi, the Great Cosmic Mother, infinite and indestructible, the origin of all manifestation, the primordial space.
The light comes to life in Her and therefore She is the mother of all suns and of all the solar deities. The Divine Mother Bhuvaneshwari creates the space so that all the things in the manifested world could come up eventually.
Similarly, the space of our consciousness is created also by Bhuvaneshwari so that we are allowed to manifest as individuals in the world in which we exist.
Consequently, it has become obvious that on the level of the whole creation, space has several levels of manifestation, in a perfect harmony with the resonances of the subtle energies. For instance, in the physical space that is around us there is also the mental space, which is also infinite as the physical space.
This mental space also has several levels of subtlety, which culminate with the supreme space of the pure divine consciousness, which is beyond all manifestations. All these different types of space represent only various aspects and functions of Bhuvaneshwari.
According to the law of correspondences and analogies from the spiritual oriental tradition the whole macrocosm is contained in the small, subtle space at the level of our hearts. In other words, the heart is the Bhuvaneshwari's residence.
One of the infallible methods that allow us the communion with this Great Cosmic Power's gigantic sphere of force is to orientate our consciousness towards a loving investigation in this mysterious, subtle space of our spiritual heart.