Maa Baglamukhi puja is the eighth Mahavidya among Das Mahavidyas and known for Her powerful blessings of victory over enemies.
Since the Goddess’s complexion is yellowish golden and radiates positivity, She is also called by the name
“Pitambari” and worshipped for protection from negative forces.
The Goddess is usually depicted as one with golden skin enthroned on a golden seat in the middle of an ocean.
She is shown wearing yellow clothes and bedecked with yellow garland and jewels.
While some scriptures describe Her as Dwi-bhuja (with two hands), others scriptures mention Her Chatur-bhuja
form (with four hands) which is a much more fierce version of the Goddess.
The Dwi-bhuja avatar (manifestation form) shows the Goddess pulling out a demon’s tongue with Her left hand
and the right hand lifted in the air to kill the demon with Her cudgel.
The name of the Goddess is derived from the word “Vagla” which further turned to “Bagla”. It means to harness or to lead and “Mukhi” means mouth.
She rides on a Sarus crane (Bagula) and sometimes depicted as a female body with a crane’s face or parrot’s nose.
The Goddess emerged through the Haridra Sarovar which is a lake of turmeric, and that is how She was clad in yellow right from clothes to the body.
With that shared, various scriptures have different stories and legends related to the origin of the divine
Goddess Maa Baglamukhi and her supreme power to turn every negative into positive.
Legend of Baglamukhi
As per the very popular epic known, the entire creation was in danger due to a terrible storm in the Satyuga.
It was destroying every being and everything.
The deities-in-charge were worried and unable to stop the storm from destructing the world.
Disturbed by this happening, the Sustainer and Preserver Lord Vishnu approached Lord Shiva for help.
Lord Shiva told advised Vishnu that it is only Goddess AdiShakti who is capable of stopping this destruction and she has to be pursued further.
Lord Vishnu started to do Tapa (austerity) near the Haridra Sarovar to please Goddess AdiShakti.
She appeared in front of Him and offered help by incarnating in the avatar (manifestation form) of Goddess Baglamukhi.
The Goddess then pacified the storm and brought the situation back to normal which relieved everyone and everything.
Importance of Baglamukhi Puja and Yagya
Performing Baglamukhi Puja and Yagya on Baglamukhi Jayanti helps the sadhak/worshipper access the capability of the Goddess to restore from negative to positive.
She showers Her sadhaks/worshippers with the blessings of powerful intelligence, debating skills, subtle skills
to defeat the enemies, and gives total protection to the worshipper leading to success in difficult interpersonal
situations, professional situations, court cases, lawsuits, etc.
Many sadhaks/worshippers specifically perform Sadhana (meditation and related practices) to appease the
Goddess and seek the power to be triumphant over opponents.
Offering prayers to Maa Baglamukhi forms a protective shield around the native by keeping him/her safe
from the bad intentions and energies of enemies turning the disputes in his/her favour, and helps in the
accomplishment of the intended goals in one’s personal or/and professional areas.
Why should you worship Baglamukhi Devi on Baglamukhi Jayanti?
Baglamukhi Jayanti marks the birth of the 8th Mahavidya. Worshipping the Goddess on this day especially brings
the divine grace to the sadhak/worshipper.
Reciting Her stotras, Chalisa, and path to invoke the Goddess are highly auspicious and beneficial.
The Baglamukhi Jayanti holds a lot of importance -the day dedicated to Her, the saviour of the
Creation from devastation and an extremely powerful protector of Her devotees lifting them adversities,
and saving from the plots of enemies.
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Benefits of Baglamukhi Pooja
- The native gets success in legal matters
- Protection from hidden enemies
- Victory against rivals and fights turn favourable for the worshipper
- Worshipping the Goddess helps recover unsettled debts
- Removes negative energies and protects from the evil eyes
- Safeguards from mishaps and any kind of dangers
- The worshipper is protected from black magic
- Gives growth in business and career
Maa Baglamukhi Mantra
Aum Hreem Baglamukhi Sarv Dushtanaam Vaacham Mukham Padam Stambhya Jivhaam Keelya, Buddhim
Vinaashya Hreem Aum Swaaha
Who should perform Baglamukhi Devi Puja?
Baglamukhi Puja and Yagya can be performed by all the devotees.
Especially individuals having issues like court cases, legal disputes, difficulty in clearing or recovering money,
negative effects of black magic, etc. can perform the Baglamukhi Puja and Yagya.
Those who face hatred or problems in life due to hidden enemies or the ones who wish to win conflicts over
rivals can also take part in this Puja.
On the day of Vaishakh Shukla Ashtami as per the Hindu calendar, Baglamukhi Devi incarnated and came into
being so this occasion is revered as Maa Baglamukhi Jayanti.
Temples of the Goddess are decorated and worship is offered by the devotees.
People visiting the temples or praying to the deity at home wear yellow clothes to please the Goddess.
Placing a photo frame of Maa Baglamukhi & reciting the associated mantra is advised to
perform the puja with the least of items available.
There are a few temples of Baglamukhi mainly in the North region of India in states of Himachal Pradesh,
Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, and also in Tamil Nadu in South India.