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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Bhumi, BhUmi, Bhuumi

  1. receptacle of existence; pertaining to existence
  2. the earth; the earth’s surface; land; soil
  3. the earth personified as a mother goddess who is the consort of Vişņu; the daughter of Śiśumāra, the wife of Dhruva, and the mother of Kalpa and Vatsala (Bhāg. Purāņa)