Bagalamukhi is the eighth of the ten Mahavidya Goddesses. Her name is the combination of Bagala and Mukhi. Bagala, which is distortion of the original Sanskrit root Valga (वल्गा), means bridle.
The headgear used to control a horse is known as bridle. Hence Bagalamukhi means the Goddess who has the power to control and paralyze the enemies. Due to her capturing and paralyzing powers She is also known as Devi of Stambhana (स्तम्भन).
Bagalamukhi Origin:- As per legends, when a huge storm erupted over the earth which threatened to destroy the whole of the creation, all the Gods assembled in the Saurashtra region and prayed to the Goddess. When appeased by the prayers of the Gods, Goddess Bagalamukhi emerged from the Haridra Sarovara and calmed down the storm.
Bagalamukhi Iconography:- Goddess Bagalamukhi has a golden complexion. She sits in a golden throne in the midst of an ocean of nectar full of yellow lotuses. A crescent moon adorns her head. She is portrayed in yellow dress. She has two arms. She holds a club in her right hand with which she beats a demon while pulling his tongue out with her left hand. This image is interpreted as an exhibition of Stambhana, the power to stun or paralyze an enemy into silence. This is one of the boons, for which devotees worship Goddess Bagalamukhi.
Bagalamukhi Sadhana:- Bagalamukhi Sadhana is done to defeat and paralyze the enemy. She is also worshipped to win the court cases and to get success in all sorts of competitions.
Legends Goddess Bagalamukhi:
Every God and Goddess is associated with some legend. How Goddess Bagalamukhi came to earth is an interesting tale. Eons ago there was a raging storm on earth. It was so strong that it would have wiped out all creation from it. The Gods were perturbed and held an emergency council to stop the flooding and destruction of Mother Earth. The meeting was apparently held in Saurastra (western India). The storm had to be weakened. From the Haridra Sarovar emerged the form of Goddess Bagalamukhi. This event has been faithfully recorded in the scriptures of Peetambari Peeth in Madhya Pradesh. As the power of the Goddess grew she assumed responsibility for her followers. They started to dedicate
Goddess Bagalamukhi Mantra List:
Bagalamukhi Mool Mantra:
ॐ ह्लीं बगलामुखी देव्यै ह्लीं ॐ नमः॥
Om Hleem Bagalamukhi Devyai Hleem Om Namah॥
Ekakshari Bagalamukhi Mantra (1 Syllable Mantra):
Tryakshar Bagalamukhi Mantra (3 Syllables Mantra):
ॐ ह्लीं ॐ॥
Om Hleem Om॥
Chaturakshar Bagalamukhi Mantra (4 Syllables Mantra):
ॐ आं ह्लीं क्रों॥
Om Aam Hleem Krom॥
Panchakshar Bagalamukhi Mantra (5 Syllables Mantra):
ॐ ह्रीं स्त्रीं हुं फट्॥
Om Hreem Streem Hum Phat॥
Ashtakshar Bagalamukhi Mantra (8 Syllables Mantra):
ॐ आं ह्लीं क्रों हुं फट् स्वाहा॥
Om Aam Hleem Krom Hum Phat Svaha॥
Navakshar Bagalamukhi Mantra (9 Syllables Mantra):
ह्रीं क्लीं ह्रीं बगलामुखि ठः॥
Hreem Kleem Hreem Bagalamukhi Thah॥
Ekadashakshar Bagalamukhi Mantra (11 Syllables Mantra):
ॐ ह्लीं क्लीं ह्लीं बगलामुखि ठः ठः॥
Om Hleem Kleem Hleem Bagalamukhi Thah Thah॥
ह्लीं बगलामुखी विद्महे दुष्टस्तंभनी धीमहि तन्नो देवी प्रचोदयात्॥
Hleem Bagalamukhi Vidmahe Dushtastambhani Dhimahi Tanno Devi Prachodayat॥
Bagalagayatri Temples in Guwahati, Assam. Near Kamakhya Temple.
Worshipped in Newar city, Patan, Nepal.
Bankhandi, Himachal Pradesh
Peetambar Peeth, Datia, Madhya Pradesh
Nalkheda, Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh
Goddess Benefits and Blessings:
Goddess Bagalamukhi is pleased when she is respected and followed in the right manner. The correct recitation of the mantra has many benefits. It helps one to conquer the internal demons and external adversaries too. Mortal human beings suffer due to greed, lust, pride, enmity, and different attachments. Some relationships become toxic. Most humans forget that the goal of life is to get liberated eventually. Only the practice of meditation and regime of sadhana are useful to get self-realized. This way the cycle of birth and death are reduced. It is said that even Lord Krishna and his Pandava friend Arjun worshipped her.
It is not easy to seek self-realization alone. The help of the guru is vital in this achievement. Even before starting the mantra jap, proper initiation is important. With the right kind of devotion to the Goddess, the soul moves on the path of enlightenment with guidance. As the kundalini rises, so does the soul.
Devotees are Protected From:
1) Black Magic
2) Curse done by others
3) Legal Problems
4) Possibility of Accidents
5) Adverse Incidents
6) Unnatural Events
7) Enemy’s mal-intention