Sri Bagalamukhi Mahavidya

Sri Bagalamukhi Mahavidya

Moola Mantram

Dasa Mahavidya anushtanam is often a part of esoteric practices within tantric traditions. Learning and observing these practices require proper guidance from an experienced spiritual master often referred to as Siddhaguru.

Because, Bagalamukhi is one of the ten Mahavidyas. If you are seeking to learn and practice this vidya, it is recommended to find a Siddhaguru who can provide you with necessary guidance to ensure that your learning and practice is authentic and relevant. Hence, chant:
yetat kshanameva aham Siddhaguru Sri Ramanananda Maharshi na ha sishya ha bhavami. (At this moment itself, I wholeheartedly accept “Siddhaguru Sri Ramanananda Maharshi” as my guru).

Or, chant the moola mantram of Sri Bagalamukhi 108 times everytime you listen this vidya.

Om Hleem Kleem Aim 
        Bagalāmukhyai Gadadhārinyai 
        Pretāsanā Dhyāsinyai Swāhā
ॐ ह्लीं क्लीं ऐं 
        बगलमुख्यै गदाधरिन्यै 
        प्रेतासनाध्यसिन्यै स्वाहा 

Bagalamukhi Incarnation and Nature

There was a devastating cyclone in Krita Yuga. All the deities approached Lord Vishnu to save them. "It is the miracle of Goddess Shakthi," he said, and then remained in tapa. Eventually, Adishakti emerged as Bagalamukhi and stopped the cyclone. With this, everyone praised and hailed her as "Stambana Maha Shakti." She also created Panchamukhas, the five deities during the war who are regarded by the names Badabamukhi, Ulkamukhi, Jataveda mukhi, Jwala mukhi, and Brihat Bhanumukhi.

According to the Tantra shastras, Bagalamukhi incarnated on Tuesday and on the lunar day of Hindu Chaturdashi. Sri Bagalamukhi is Sati Devi's sixth incarnation in Dasa Mahavidya. Bagalamukhi is known for instilling stillness (Stambhana Shakti) in others. She calms your thoughts and liberates you from illusion. This Mahavidya is akin to Brahmastra, which stills everything. Lord Brahma initially learned this vidya and passed it on to Narada and Sanakasandas, followed by other deities. Specifically, people affected from Nagadosham should worship her.

In northern India, she is commonly referred to as a Pitambari. As a result, this Mahavidya has become known as Pitambara Maha Vidya. She appears in turmeric yellow and lives in the sea and the Indrayoni in the human body. Lawyers, Teachers, Reporters, and Public Speakers should worship and venerate this deity. Mrigashira, Chitta, and Dhanishta Nakshatra-born people should worship this deity primarly.

Bagalamukhi Mien

Jehvagra Madaya Karenadevi
        Vamena Shatrun Paripidayanti
        Gadabhida Danena Cha Dakshinena
        Pitambaradyam Dwibhujam Namami

Bagalamukhi appears holding the last part of the monster's (or evil force's) tongue and persecutes him, beats him with Gada using her right hand. She wears yellow coloured silk clothes and possesses two hands.


Stipulations for chanting Sri Bagalamukhi Mahavidya Beejakshara Mantrams

Beejakshara Mantram



Bagalamukhi beejakshara mantram is Hleem, or Hrleem. Majority of Tantra Shastras prefer Hleem. Hakaram, Lakaram, and Eeekaram make up Hleem. Hakaram is the daharakasha beejam; this beeja is related to Lord Shiva, Goddess Shakti (hreem), and grants eternal wisdom. Lakaaram (lam) is associated with Lord Indra, the earth, and the Mooladhara chakra, which gives power, wealth, and prosperity. 'Eem' beejam grants riches, the power to captivate anyone, and mental serenity.

Sri Ekavaktra Bhairava
Sri Bagalamukhi Mahavidya Anushtanam