Indonesian depiction of Prithvi in ancient regal attire as Ibu Pertiwi at the Indonesian National Monument
Prithvi (Sanskrit: prthvī, also prthivī) “the Vast One” is the Sanskrit name for the earth as well as the name of a Devi in Hinduism and Buddhism.
As Prthvī Mātā “Mother Earth” she contrasts with Dyaus Pita “father sky”. In the Rigveda, Heaven and Earth are primarily addressed in the dual as Dyavaprthivi.
She is a national personification in Indonesia, where she is known as Ibu Pertiwi (Mother Earth).
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