Bhūmi

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Goddess bhumi is the goddess of earth in Hinduism. Depicted as a beautiful woman, seated on a lotus, she is accompanied by an owl as her vahana or vehicle . She plays major role in the hindu epics ramayana and mahabharata. In ramayana, she is the mother of goddess sita, wife of lord Rama . After sita is sent to the forest, she gives birth to the twins lava and kusha . Later at the end , when she is asked to return to Ayodhya, she seeks refuge in her mother , the goddess bhumi . In mahabharata, she incarnates herself as lord Krishna's wife satyabhama . She kills the asura (demon) Narakasura .

In some south Indian traditions, she is depicted as a wife of lord vishnu , bhu devi . She is considered as an expansion of Devi Lakshmi. Bhumi is known for her patience and virtue.