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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 lay pr…

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Venkatesan, Archana, “Bhū(devī)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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