Rabu, 25 Mei 2011



Bhramaramba Devi

The Shakti Peethas (holy places of cosmic power) are places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect. They are sprinkled throughout the Indian subcontinent.[1]
This goddess Shakti is the incarnation of Gowri / Parvati, the benevolent goddess of harmony, marital felicity and longevity, with Durga, goddess of strength and valour, and with Mahakali, goddess of destruction of the evil.

18 Maha Shakti Peethas

The modern cities or towns that correspond to these 64 locations can be a matter of dispute, but there are a few that are totally unambiguous, these are mentioned in the Ashta Dasa Shakthi Peetha Stotram by Adi Shankara.[6] This list contains 18 such locations which are often referred to as Maha Shakthi Peeths[7].
Sr. No. Place Part of the body fallen Name of Shakti
1 Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) Groin Shankari devi
2 Kanchi (Tamil Nadu) Back part Kamakshi Devi
3 Praddyumnam (Gujarat) Stomach part Sri Srunkhala devi
4 Mysore (Karnataka) Hair Chamundeshwari devi
5 Alampur (Andhra Pradesh) Upper teeth Jogulamba devi
6 Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh) Neck part Bhramaramba devi
7 Kolhapur (Maharastra) Eyes [Mahalakshmi devi][8]
8 Nanded (Maharastra) Right hand Eka Veerika devi
9 Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) Upper lip Mahakali devi
10 Pithapuram (Andhra Pradesh) Left hand Puruhutika devi
11 Jajpur (Orissa) Navel Biraja devi
12 Draksharamam (Andhra Pradesh) Left cheek Manikyamba devi
13 Guwahati (Assam) Vulva Kamarupa devi
14 Prayaga (Uttar Pradesh) Fingers Madhaveswari devi
15 Jwala (Himachal Pradesh) Head part Vaishnavi devi
16 Gaya (Bihar) Breast part Sarvamangala devi
17 Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) Wrist Vishalakshi devi
18 Dantewada (Chattisgarh) Tooth Danteswari devi
19 Kashmir Right hand Saraswathi devi

Among these, the Shakti Peethas at Kamakhya, Gaya and Ujjain are regarded as most sacred as they symbolise three most important aspects of mother Goddess viz. Creation (Kamarupa Devi), Nourishment (Sarvamangala Devi/Mangalagauri) and Annihilation (Mahakali Devi). When observed carefully one can see that they lie in a perfect straight line from Kamakhya to Ujjain via Gaya symbolizing that every creation in this universe will annihilate one day without fail. Together with Kanchi Kamakshi, Madurai Meenakshi, and Kashi Vishalakshi we have the most potent Shat Sakthi Peethams.

Bhramaramba Devi

Bhramaramba (Bhramari) means the Mother of bees.

Bhramaramba / Bhramarambika is one of the eighteen Shakti peethas.
The Greeva(Neck) of Devi fell here.
She is the Shakti of Mallikarjuna.

Shivaparshvasthita mata shrishaile shubhapithake /
Bhramaramba mahadevi karunarasavikshana //

Location of Bhramaramba Shakti peetha:

Srisailam is located in the Nallamala hills in a deep forest.

Nerest Bus station: Srisailam.
Nearest Railway stations: Markapur road, Ongole, Nandyala.
Nearest Air ports: Tirupati, Vijayawada.

The temple of Bhramaramba devi is located back to the Mallikarjuna swamy temple at a higher level, in the same campus.[Map Showing Bramarambha devi temple]

Temple of Bhramaramba:

The idol of Bhramaramba is in the form of Maha lakshmi.
An idol of Lopamudra, the wife of Agastya, is present in the Garbha griha.
A Sri yantra is present in front of the Garbha griha.

Bhramaramba dhyana rupa
Idol of Bhramaramba

Bhramaramba temple
Sculptures in Bhramaramba temple

Sthala purana:

Bhramaramba (Bhramari) means the Mother of bees.

Once upon a time, a demon named Arunaasura ruled the whole world. Chanting Gayatri mantra, he performed Tapasya for a very long time, and pleased Lord Brahma. Arunaasura, wished that he should not be kílled by two feeted and four feeted creatures. Lord Brahma granted his wish.

With this wish of Arunaasura, Devathas were worried and prąyed Adi Shakti. She appeared and told that, Arunaasura is her devote and can,t be kílled unless he stops worshiping her.

As per the plan of Devathas, Brihaspathi(Jupiter), the Deva guru meets Arunaasura. The demon wondered and asked Brihaspathi the reason for his vist. Brihaspathi told him that, as both of them worship the same deity, the Gayatri, there is no wonder if he meets him. Arunaasura felt ashamed of himself for worshiping Gayatri, who is also being worshiped by Devathas and stopped worshiping her. With this Adi Shakti became angry and took the form of Bhramari / Bhramarambika. She created innumerable bees, which have six legs. These bees kílled Arunaasura and his whole army within seconds.


Every year in the month of Ashviyja, Navaratri festival will be conducted in the Bhramaramba temple.
A local festival by name Kumbham is held every year in the month of Chaitra (around April).

1.Vagbeejakshara mantra japa.
2.Navakshari mantra japa.
3.Saptashati stotra pathana.

Sanskrit word Transliteration Grammar English word
भ्रमर bhramara m. libertine
भ्रमर bhramara m. any bee
भ्रमर bhramara m. kind of bumble bee
भ्रमर bhramara m. of a people
भ्रमर bhramara m. young man
भ्रमर bhramara m. bee  [ big black ]
भ्रमर bhramara m. lad
भ्रमर bhramara m. gallant
भ्रमर bhramara m. beetle
भ्रमर bhramara m. potter's wheel
भ्रमर bhramara m. large black bee
भ्रामर bhraamara adj. relating or belonging to a bee
भ्रामर bhraamara m. of a yoginI or female attendant of durgA
भ्रामर bhraamara n. dizziness
भ्रामर bhraamara n. honey
भ्रामर bhraamara n. vertigo
भ्रामर bhraamara n. kind of magnet or loadstone
भ्रामर bhraamara n. dancing round
भ्रामर bhraamara n. village
भ्रामर bhraamara n. epilepsy
भ्रामर bhraamara n. giddiness
भ्रमरा bhramaraa f. kind of creeper


Sanskrit word Transliteration Grammar English word
भ्रमरी bhramarii f. species of creeper
भ्रमरी bhramarii f. species of Oldenlandia
भ्रमरी bhramarii f. bee
भ्रमरी bhramarii f. sort of game


᭧ Bramara
᭛ Bhramara
 Bremara
 Bhremara

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