Friday, June 27, 2008


The Ten Mahavidyas are known as Wisdom Goddesses. The spectrum of these ten goddesses covers the whole range of feminine divinity, encompassing horrific goddess's at one end, to the ravishingly beautiful at the other. Mahavidya means (Maha - great; vidya - knowledge) Goddesses of great knowledge. These Goddesses are:Mahavidyas - The ten forms of Shakti

Kali the Eternal Night

Tara the Compassionate Goddess

Shodashi the Goddess who is Sixteen Years Old

Bhuvaneshvari the Creator of the World

Chinnamasta the Goddess who cuts off her Own Head

Bhairavi the Goddess of Decay

Dhumawati the Goddess who widows Herself

Bagalamukhi the Goddess who seizes the Tongue

Matangi the Goddess who Loves Pollution

Kamala the Last but Not the Least

BAGALAMUKHI stands in the back side of Shiva. She dresses herself in all yellow garments . Her skin is yellowish and very soft and smooth. She is always angry, very resentfully pulls the tongue of she asura by her left hand ready to strike on the asura's head. By propitiating her, a devotee may make her do things otherwise impossible, to make the wind stand still and even fire soothing.

She brings fall to the self-concited . INDRA trembles at her sight. It is said that she can achieve any thing and whatever GOD or GODDESS cannot do for their Bhaktas, can be achieved only by her grace. HER temple at DATIA in M.P. is a SIDDHA PEETH where she is worshipped as having four hands. The word BAGLA is derived from the word vagla means Bridle or the Rein that we put in the mouth to control the movement of tongue and direction. Similarly She is called PEETAMBARA and one who is associated with yellow colour or the golden colour which became yellow, and in coiour scheme the yellow colour is mixed to deaden the effect of the brightness of other colours.

Swamiji Mahraj has compiled Bagla Mukhi Rehcyam on her. The Moorti at Peetambara peeth is as was perceived by my mahraj, through letter on modelled on the Murti of krishna as it exists now at Kedareshor near Agra. The grant of Peetambara to Vishnu, which he always wears on upper limbs of his body as is done by every one after the grant of Angvastara or Khillar by the king, in fact, the mythology says that SHE was propotiated by Narayan at some placein Saurashtra and requested to come to the rescue of the 3 worlds. And this adds upto her very importance.