Maa Baglamukhi

Baglamukhi or Bagala (Devnagari: बगलामुखी) is one of the ten mahavidyas (great wisdom goddesses) in Hinduism. Baglamukhi Devi smashes the devotee's misconceptions and delusions (or the devotee's enemies) with her cudgel. She is also known as Pitambara Maa in North India. Baglamukhi Devi is one of the ten Hindu Goddesses of power. The temple of Baglamukhi is located at the entrance of Kotla Fort near Kangra. It is believed that the worship of Baglamukhi not only diminishes the power of the enemies, but makes them helpless too. Baglamukhi sadhana and siddhi puja being performed at the famous Baglamukhi temple, in the village of Bankhandi, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh state, India. It is most famous and powerful Shakti Peetha of Ma Baglamukhi. The pujas performed at this temple are extremely powerful for victory in legal cases.

Baglamukhi is worshipped for power, victory, protection for cuts, scars, operations and accidents and dominance over enemies. She helps achieve success in law-suits and competitions as well as pacify quarrels to the worshipper's advantage. Her worship is also effective in warding off evil persons, spirits and Yakshani.

Baglamukhi is identified with the second night of courage and is the power or Shakti of cruelty. She is described as the Devi with three eyes, wearing yellow clothes and gems, moon as her diadem, wearing champaka blossoms, with one hand holding the tongue of an enemy and with the left hand spiking him, thus should you meditate on the paralyser of the three worlds. Seated on the right of Bagala is the Maharudra, with one face, who dissolves the universe. Baglamukhi means "The Crane-Headed One". This bird is thought of as the essence of deceit. She rules magic for the suppression of an enemy's gossip. She rules deceit which is at the heart of most speech. She can in this sense be considered as a terrible or Bhairavi form of Matrika Devi, the mother of all speech.