Bhavānī

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Bhavani, BhavAnI, Bhavaani


  1. (fem.) the maker of manifested existence; one who is the embodiment of manifested exsistence or life
  2. the feminine aspect/ consort of Bhava (Śiva);
  3. another name for the Mother Goddess, specially as Durgā and Kālī