is the Queen (Ishvari) of the phenomenal world (Bhuvan). It
is the prime force Parashakti, which manifests herself as
the phenomenal world. As a queen, she is interested in the
welfare of her subjects and resides in the hearth
Once Brahma, Vishnu
and Shiva quarreled over who was supreme.
When the quarrel became too serious, the Divine Mother took
them to her abode, where they saw themselves as three women
attendants, taking care of creation, preservation and destruction.
Bhavneshwari is one of the ten Mahavidyas -
the others are Kali, Tara, Shodashi,
Bhairavi, Chinnamasta and Dhumavati,
Matangi, Kamala and Bagla Mukhi.
The Mahavidyas represent some or other incarnation or manifestation
of the Divine Mother. They are in this sense also to be regarded
as Vidyas or different approaches to (tantric) knowledge.
Her bija sound is the same as that of Maya.
Through the worship of Bhuvaneshwari the divine plan is realized
and the illusionary nature of Maya becomes the play of the
This brings a deep change in the emotions and in body chemistry.
For Bhuvaneshwari worship, the following yantra-mandala can
be used :