Bhagavan – The Meaning of the Term Bhagawan



Bhagavan is the common term used to mean God in Hinduism. In Hindu Religion, the word Bhagwan has symbolic meaning too. The word encompasses Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space – the five elements. Thus the term Bhagavan translates as the manifestation of the physical form of universe.

In the word Bhagavan –

‘Bh’ stands for Bhoomi or Earth

G stands for Gagan or Space

‘V’ stands for Vayu or Air

‘A’ stands for Agni or Fire

‘N’ stands for Neer or Water