Bhoomi Sukta (Bhumi Sukta) excerpts
Bhoomi Devi (Mother Earth)
Satyam Brhad-Rtam-Ugram Diikssaa Tapo Brahma Yajnyah Prthiviim Dhaarayanti |
Saa No Bhuutasya Bhavayasya Patny[i]-Urum Lokam Prthivii Nah Krnnotu ||1||
Salutations to Mother Earth, The Truth, the Cosmic Divine Law, the Spiritual Passion manifested in Mighty Initiations, Penances and self-dedications to the search of Brahman; these have sustained the Mother Earth for ages
She, Who is to us the Consort of the Past and the Future, May She expand our inner life in this World towards the Cosmic Life
Asambaadham Badhyato Maanavaanaam Yasyaa Udvatah Pravatah Samam Bahu |
Naanaa-Viiryaa Ossadhiiryaa Bibharti Prthivii Nah Prathataam Raadhyataam Nah ||2||
Salutations to Mother Earth, Who extends Unimpeded Freedom, to Human Beings through Her Mountains, Slopes and Plains, She bears many Plants and Medicinal Herbs of various Potencies; May She extend Her Riches to us
Yasyaam Samudra Uta Sindhur-Aapo Yasyaam-Annam Krssttayah Sambabhuuvuh |
Yasyaam-Idam Jinvati Praannad-Ejat-Saa No Bhuumih Puurva-Peye Dadhaatu ||3||
Salutations to Mother Earth,In Her is woven together Ocean and River Waters; in Her is contained Food which She manifests when ploughed. In Her indeed is alive all Lives; May She bestow us with that Life.
Yasyaash-Catasrah Pradishah Prthivyaa Yasyaam-Annam Krssttayah Sambabhuuvuh |
Yaa Bibharti Bahudhaa Praannad-Ejat-Saa No Bhuumir-Gossv[u]-Apy[i]-Anne Dadhaatu ||4||
Salutations to Mother Earth,In Her resides the Four Directions of the World; in Her is contained Food which She manifests when Ploughed. She sustains the various Lives living in Her; May She, the Mother Earth, bestow on us the Ray of Life present even in Food.
Yasyaam Puurve Puurvajanaa Vicakrire Yasyaam Devaa Asuraan-Abhyavartayan |
Gavaam-Ashvaanaam Vayasash-Ca Visstthaa Bhagam Varcah Prthivii No Dadhaatu ||5||
Salutations to Mother Earth,In Her our Forefathers lived and performed in earlier times; in Her the GOOD overturned the EVIL. In Her lived the Cows, Horses, Birds; May She, the Mother Earth, bestow on us Prosperity and Splendour.
Vishvambharaa Vasudhaanii Pratisstthaa Hirannya-Vakssaa Jagato Niveshanii |
Vaishvaanaram Bibhratii Bhuumir-Agnim-Indra-Rssabhaa Dravinne No Dadhaatu ||6||
She is ALL BEARING, She is Producer of all Wealth, She is Foundation on which we live, She is of Golden Boso and the Dwelling Place of the World. She holds the The Universal Fire within Her, the Fire which empowers Kings and Saints; May the Mother Earth bestow on us the splendour of that Fire and make us strong.
Yaam Rakssanty[i]-Asvapnaa Vishva-Daaniim Devaa Bhuumim Prthiviim-Apramaadam |
Saa No Madhu Priyam Duhaam-Atho Ukssa-Tu Varcasaa ||7||
Salutations to Mother Earth Her, the goodness protect sleeplessly with vigilance, She Who is the All-Giving Mother Earth. May She milk for us that delightful Honey which gives the great Splendour (of Divinity).
Yaa-[A]rnnave-[A]dhi Salila-Magna Aasiidyaam Maayaabhir-Anvacaran-Maniissinnah |
Yasyaa Hrdayam Parame Vyomant-Satyena-[A]avrtam-Amrtam Prthivyaah |
Saa No Bhuumis-Tvissim Balam Raassttre Dadhaatu-Uttame ||8||
Salutations to Mother Earth, Sitting above Sea as well as Lying immersed in its Waters , the Sages pursued Her by Supernatural Powers. They found that, The Heart of Mother Earth lies in the Highest Spiritual Sky enveloped by Truth and Immortality. May She, the Mother Earth, bestow Her Splendorous Vigour on us and our great Kingdom.
Yasyaam-Aapah Paricaraah Samaaniir-Ahoraatre Apramaadam Kssaranti |
Saa No Bhuumir-Bhuuri-Dhaaraa Payo Duhaam-Atho Ukssatu Varcasaa ||9||
Salutations to Mother Earth In Her the Waters flow on all sides Day and Night with unceasingly. May She, the Mother Earth give us the Milk of Her abundant streams, and moisten us with its Splendour.
Yaam-Ashvinaav[au]-Amimaataam Vissnnur-Yasyaam Vicakrame |
Indro Yaam Cakra Aatmane-[A]namitraam Shacii-Patih |
Saa No Bhuumirvi Srjataam Maataa Putraaya Me Payah ||10||
Salutations to Mother Earth Her, the Aswins who are Divine Physicians have measured out & Filled Her with Herbs and Healing qualities, In Her Vishnu strode imparting Her with Divine qualities. The first King Indra, the global king, the husband of Shachi, made Her Soul free from Enemies i.e. Made Her Soul like a Mother to a Son, on her the good & evil reside and no one should be hungry and without her blessing. May She pour forth Her Milk as a Mother does to her Son.
Girayas-Te Parvataa Himavanto-[A]rannyam Te Prthivi Syonam-Astu |
Babhrum Krssnnaam Rohinniim Vishvaruupaam Dhruvaam Bhuumim Prthiviim-Indra-Guptaam |Ajiite-[A]hato Akssato-[A]dhyasstthaam Prthiviim-Aham ||11||
Salutations to Mother Earth,O Mother Earth, May Your Hills and Snow-Clad Mountains spread its coolness within us; May Your Forests spread its delight within us. You present a world with Your many colours –Brown of mountains, Blue of rivers, Red of flowers; O Mother Earth, You are like Dhruva, the polar star – Firm and Immovable; And You are protected by Indra. On Your firm foundation Which is Unconquered, Unslayed and Unbroken Whole, I stand firm and whole, O Mother.
Yat-Te Madhyam Prthivi Yac-Ca Nabhyam Yaasta Uurjas-Tanvah Sambabhuuvuh |
Taasu No Dhehy[i]-Abhi Nah Pavasva Maataa Bhuumih Putro Aham Prthivyaah |
Parjanyah Pitaa Sa U Nah Pipartu ||12||
Salutations to Mother Earth, In Your Center, O Mother Earth, is Your Navel from which the Vital Power emanates and spreads out. Absorb us in that Power and Purify us, O Bhoomi Mata, I am the Son of Mother Earth. Rain God is my Father, may he fill us with the Vital Power in Water.
Yasyaam Vedim Parigrhnnanti Bhuumyaam Yasyaam Yajnyam Tanvate Vishva-Karmaannah |
Yasyaam Miiyante Svaravah Prthivyaam-Uurdhvaah Shukraa Aahutyaah Purastaat |
Saa No Bhuumir-Vardhayad-Vardhamaanaa ||13||
Salutations to Mother Earth, In Her, Ground has spread Herself as the sacrificial Altar; In Her, all the activities of the World has spread themselves as Yagya. In Her, from the beginning, the Sounds of activities of the World resembling the Chants of Yagya during Oblations rises up and disappears in the Purifying upper layers symbolically purifying the workers. May the Expansion Expanding Space provided by the Earth, expand our inner selves also.
Yo No Dvessat-Prthivii Yah Prtanyaad-Yo-[A]bhidaasaan-Manasaa Yo Vadhena |
Tam No Bhuume Randhaya Puurvakrtvari ||14||
Salutations to Mother Earth, He who hates us, O Earth, he who attacks us or mentally considers us as Enemies, or he who strikes us, Him, O Mother Earth, subdue, as You have done since earliest times.
Tvaj-Jaataas-Tvayi Caranti Martyaas-Tvam Bibharssi Dvi-Padas-Tvam Catuss-Padah |
Tave[a-I]me Prthivi Pan.ca Maanavaa Yebhyo Jyotir-Amrtam Martyebhya Udyant-Suuryo Rashmibhir-Aatanoti ||15||
Salutations to Mother Earth ,First those) Produced by You, Second those Moving about in You, Third those Two-Footed and Fourth those Four-Footed ones; all of whom You bear in the land of Mortality, Fifth is the Manava, from whom the Light of Immortality emanates (even) from the land of Mortality, which O Mother Earth, You diffuse with the Rays of the rising Sun i.e. the essence of Immortality pervades in You).
Taa Nah Prajaah Sam Duh-Rataam Samagraa Vaaco Madhu Prthivii Dhehi Mahyam ||16||
Salutations to Mother Earth, The essence of Immortality pervades in You May We, Your Children be able to together milk the Ritam Divine Order present everywhere in You, O Mother Earth, by absorbing i.e. understanding the great Honeyed Speech Vedic Mantras.
Vishvasvam Maataram-Ossadhiinaam Dhruvaam Bhuumim Prthiviim Dharmannaa Dhrtaam |
Shivaam Syonaam-Anu Carema Vishvahaa ||17||
Salutations to Mother Earth, The Herbs Plants which are like Mothers of the World who sustains us, grows on the Immovable Earth Bhoomi; the Earth, which is held by Dharma, and in which Auspiciousness gently pervades throughout the World.
Mahat-Sadhastham Mahatii Babhuuvitha Mahaan-Vega Ejathur-Vepathusstte |
Mahaan-s-Tve[a-I]ndro Rakssatya[i-A]pramaadam |
Saa No Bhuume Pra Rocaya Hirannyasye[a-I]va Samdrshi Maa No Dvikssata Kashcana ||18||;
Salutations to Mother Earth Great is this Place where we stand together; Mighty is the Force present in it, which controls its Great Speed of Movement and Shaking. Great is the global God Indra who protects Her with Vigilance. In this great meeting place enveloped by Divine Powers, positive, negative & neutral. May She the Earth, make us lustrous like Golden love so that we do not see anyone with the attitude of Hatred.