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| Last Updated:: 12/03/2018

Bumble bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Bombus Sp.

 

Common name

 

Bumble Bee

 

Hindi

 

Bhramara

 

Sanskrit 

 

Bhramarah

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

The bumblebee is revered at the Shaktipeeta at Srisailam (one of the twelve jyotirlingas) where Parvati is believed to have taken birth as the humble insect, giving her the name bhramarambika, in order to be near her Lord Shiva who resides in the Srigiri Hill in the form of mallika or jasmine. Thus the temple is known as Bhramarambika Mallikarjuna Devalaya. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna,  (Penguin Book India, 2010)

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