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Goddess Bahurupa – One Of 64 Yoginis In Hinduism

Goddess Bahurupa is one of the 64 yoginis in Hinduism. The 64 yoginis are holy women with yogic powers or female attendants of Shiva or Durga. They are worshipped as Goddesses in Hindu religion. She is also known as Sri Maya and Chandika. She is depicted as standing on a straight lying corpse or dead body.

Goddess Bahurupa is worshipped for attaining liberation and for overcoming all kinds of fear. Standing on the dead body symbolically means standing one ones’ ego and ignorance. It is because of ego and ignorance that we think we are the body. The day we realize we are not the body, there will be bliss for us on earth.

Shava sadhana or meditating sitting or standing upon a dead body is a very difficult ritual and it signifies detachment from the physical world and uniting with the absolute.

The mantra associated with Goddess Bahurupa is Om Hreem.

She is offered white color flowers and white color bhog (food or naivedya). Lamp for her should be lit using pure ghee.

The ideal day to propitiate Goddess Bahurupa is Friday or Tuesday.