The Goddess Who Paralyzes Enemies. Goddess Baglamukhi has a molten gold complexion with three bright eyes, lush black hair and a benign mien. She is seen wearing yellow garments and apparel. She is decked with yellow ornaments on her limbs. Her two hands hold a mace or club and holds demon Madanasur by the tongue to keep him at bay. She is shown seated on either a throne or on the back of a crane.
Bagalamukhi has a golden, glowing complexion and is
dressed in yellow. She sits on a golden throne right in the
middle of an ocean of nectar, covered with yellow lotuses. A
crescent moon adorns her head. She is depicted both as
Dwibhuja (two-handed) and Chaturbhuja (four-handed).
The former form shows her as more benevolent. She if
shown holding a club in her right hand with which she beats
a demon and pulling his tongue out with her left hand. This
image is interpreted as an exhibition of stambhana, the
power to stun or paralyse an enemy into silence.
She is known for her powers to turn everything into its
opposite, such as speech into silence, knowledge into ignorance, defeat into victory and
so on. This Mahavidya represents the knowledge whereby each thing must in time
become its opposite. Bagalamukhi hence embodies the secret presence of the opposite
wherein each thing is dissolved back into the Unborn and the Uncreated.
|Name||BAGLA MUKHI (power to stop speech)|
|Mahavidya||All opposites are one|
|Worship means||To apply the stunning power of the truth of complementarity upon all negativity, silencing confusion and doubt.|
|Mantra||AUM HRING BAGLAMUKHI SARVA DUSHTANAM VAVACHAMUKHAM ISTAMBHAY JIVHAMKEELAY BUDDHINASHAY HRING AUM SWAHA|
|Enhances||Inner silence, stillness of asana, kumbhaka, willpower|