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1 In Vedic cosmology, the earth or terrestial world. In Purāṇic cosmology it is expanded to include the lower regions (Pātāla) and hells.

2 (bhū(ḥ) ‘Earth’: one of the three exclamations (vyāhṛtis) to be pronounced twice daily by orthodox brahmins at the twilight (saṃdhyā) ritual.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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