Bhuvaneshwari Jayanthi is the festival ascribed to the incarnation of Sri Bhuvaneshwari Devi who is one of the manifestations of Sri Parvathi Devi. Sri Bhuvaneshwari is also the fourth Deity of Sri Dasha Maha Vidya Devi.
Bhuvaneshwari Jayanthi occurs on the Shukla Paksha Dwadashi of Bhadra Padha month. For the Year 2021, it falls on Saturday, 18th September 2021. The exact duration of the Dwadashi Tithi has to be ascertained from the respective regional calendars.
The word “Bhuvaneshwari” denotes “Goddess of the universe”. On the day of Bhuvaneshwari Jayanthi, special prayers are offered to Sri Bhuvaneshwari Devi for the protection of the universe.
Goddess Bhuvaneshwari sports a crescent moon on Her head. She is the supreme Goddess who creates everything in the universe and She destroys the evil. She blesses Her ardent devotees with power, strength, wealth and wisdom. She is invariably prayed with sandal paste, red color flowers, rice and rudraksha beads.
Specific havans / homams invoking Sri Bhuvaneshwari Devi are conducted at some mandaps and places of worship. In all Shakthi temples, special pujas are conducted. It is considered auspicious to provide food and gifts to the girl babies below ten years of age.
It is believed that donating of food and clothing to the needy and the poor on this day shall bring in prosperity.
Some devotees observe fasting on this day. Observing Bhuvaneshwari Jayanthi is believed to alleviate the ill effects of horoscopic planetary alignments.
The festival is also called as Sri Bhuvaneshwari Maha Vidya Jayanthi.