[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned Bhu Mantra chanted before they put their foot on the floor and its significance

23 Mar 2023 550 Views

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“Keep the name of Rama always in your mind, remembering it with love. It will feed you when you're alone. bless you when you feel cursed, and protect you when you're abandoned. To the crippled it's another limb. To the blind it's another eye. To the orphaned it's a loving parent. Whenever I remember Rama's name, the desert of my heart blooms lush and green."
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform you that we have started Bala Samskar Kendras (Schools for children and youth) to enrich them with the greatness of Hindu Dharma and appreciate the sacrifices many leaders have done to protect Bharat. There are many kings who have achieved new heights in their skills, talents, and strength. Unfortunately, Bharath denies its history to its own children and glorified the most undeserving rulers. The government has corrupted the minds of young students since Independence from 1947. It is our effort to teach them the greatness of our scriptures, enrich their minds with timeless wisdom, create a sense of pride through time-tested moral and ethical compass, and make them proud of the science behind all our customs and traditions.
Bhu Devi Mantram to chanted before stepping on the floor
As per Hindu religion, Earth is mother – Bhu Devi. We step on it, walk and stand on on her. There is a mantra to be chanted daily after waking up and before putting our feet on earth. It is like asking the forgiveness of Mother Earth. One should wake up just before sunrise and chant the mantra. The mantra is:
समुद्रवसने देवि पर्वतस्तन मंडिते। 
विष्णुपत्नि नमस्तुभ्यं पादस्पर्श क्षमस्व में।।
Samudra Vasane Devi Parvathi sthana Mandithe
Vishnnu Patni Namastubhyam Paada sparsham Kshamasva me
Meaning :
Oh, All-Loving Mother Earth, who has the oceans as her abode and mountains as her breasts,
The divine partner of Lord Vishnu, who is the master of the Universe, I bow to you with all my sincerity
Please bless me and forgive me for touching you with my feet.
Bhu Devi’s Incarnations.
Bhumi Devi’s incarnations have been found  in Varaha Purana. She is the daughter of Kashyap Prajapati according to Srimad Bhagavatam.  Bhumi Devi is the mother of demon Narakasura. Bhoomi Devi has also being depicted as one of the two forms of Lakshmi the other form of the goddess being Sri Devi. Bhudevi is also seen as the fertility form of goddess Lakshmi 
According to some believes, Bhumi Devi is also Satyabhama, wife of Lord Krishna, in Dwapara Yuga, when Lord, Vishnu assumed His incarnation. She has also been solemnized has Andal a famous poet- saint of Tamil Nadu as an incarnation of a Bhumi Devi, who as a young girl  was wholeheartedly, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and wished to marry him against all odds. Andal was the daughter of the priest who offered garland to God. So strong was Andal’s desire to marry Lord Vishnu that she did not observe religious decrees that prevented her from secretly wearing the garlands before offering them to God.  when she was finally caught and rebuked by her father, the Lord appeared in his dream and told him not to object her to wear garlands before offering to him. He also wished His desire to marry her. This began worship of Andal, originally Bhumi Devi that continues to date in all Srinivasa Temples . 
According to the Uttara Khanda, the final episode of Ramayana, Bhumi Devi is the mother of Goddess Sita. After Agnipariksha, when Sita leaves her husband, Lord Rama, the Earth opens up and enfolds Sita in her lap. It is her mother, Bhumi Devi embracing her daughter who returns to her.
Bhumi Sukta
    This Sukta is found in Atharvana Veda. It consists of 63 verses on Mother Earth. It pays tribute to Mother Earth for sustaining all the living and non-living entities, holding the mountains, valleys and foliage and so on to harbor diverse elements. One need to always be thankful to mother earth for nourishing us. Two verses as an example  praising the harmonious nature of Mother Earth: 
 Earth, in which lie the sea, the river, and other waters, in which food and cornfields have come to be, in which lives all that breathes and that moves, may she confer on us the finest of her yield. Earth, in which the waters, common to all, moving on all sides, flow unfailingly, day and night, may she pour on us milk in many streams, and endow us with luster. (From the Atharva Veda - Hymn to the Earth - Bhumi-Sukta)
 May those born of thee, O Earth, be for our welfare, free from sickness and waste, wakeful through a long life, we shall become bearers of tribute to thee. Earth my mother, set me securely with bliss in full accord with heaven, O wise one, uphold me in grace and splendor. (From the Atharva Veda - Hymn to the Earth - Bhumi-Sukta)
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