BhootaBhaavana – Nama #9 | Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Meaning

BhootaBhaavana:

Bhagavan is called ‘bhUtabhAvana:’ because He nourishes all the created beings. In the divine name ‘bhUtabhrut’, we already discussed how Bhagawan is the supporter, sustainer, protector, and the nourisher of all the created beings in this universe. In this particular nama ‘bhUtabhAvana:’, the emphasis is on how Bhagavan nourishes all the created beings in this universe. He nourishes them so that they can grow. 

So, Sri Adi Shankara BhagavatpadaL beautifully says, “ bhUtAni bhAvayati janayati vardhayati iti vA bhUtabhAvanah”. Bhagavan is the One who creates all the beings in this universe, and He nourishes them so that they can grow. 

This divine name ‘bhUtabhAvana:’ shows us how much Bhagavan loves us and how much He cares for us. If we think about it, everything that we need for our sustenance and growth has been provided by Bhagavan even before we are born. That is the kind of compassion, that is the kind of love that Bhagavan has for all of us. 

That’s why in Sri Madhurageetham, Our Guru Maharaj very beautifully sings in one of His kirtans,“nInE kripALu ninE dayALu”. In that particular Madhurageetham, Our Guru Maharaj says, 

“sarva jIvarAsigaLin Atmabandhu nIne  
eerEzhu bhuvanangaLin jagatbandhu nIne” 

Our Guru Maharaj says, Bhagavan is our Atma bandhu, “sarva jIvarAsigaLin Atmabandhu nIne”“Krishna! You are the true friend for every soul in this entire Universe.” Bhagavan not just nourishes our physical body, but He also nourishes our soul. He is indeed our true friend. 

And not just that, Bhagavan has provided things not just for our nourishment, but He has provided things for our enjoyment too. 

So, Sri Parashara Bhattar says, “tAni dhAraka pOshaka bhOgyapradAnena vardhayati iti bhUtabhAvanah”. he adds on by saying ‘bhOgyapradAnena’. Bhagavan is such a rasika that He has not just given us things to nourish us, but He has given things in such a way that we would actually enjoy them. And that is why Bhagavan is called ‘bhUtabhAvana:’ 

With this thought that Bhagavan loves us so much, that He cares for us so much, let us offer this day to Bhagavan by chanting the Mahamantra three times. 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare| 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare|| 

Watch the YouTube video for this Nama here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omLk5JE_tEw&list=PLf2GTja1Pr3OB-UHFdBTn1nDmYGE8jXUx&index=9

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