ॐ ह्रीं बगलामुखी सर्वदुष्टानांवाचं
मुखं पदं स्तंभय
Legend has it that the Goddess appeared to protect Dharma which was challenged by an Asura named Madan. The Goddess defeated him and pulled his tongue. The demon then prayed for forgiveness.The popular image of Goddess Baglamukhi has she pulling the tongue of the demon.
Symbolically, this suggests that the greatest threat to Dharma is from unwanted speech.
There are several legends associated with Goddess Baglamukhi and most of them are popular in the western parts of India. A popular legend says that Goddess Shakti took the form of Baglamukhi to protect the universe from a huge storm that had the capacity to destroy the universe.
Some Important Facts About Baglamukhi
- Goddess Baglamukhi is also known as Pitambari Devi.
- One of the most important temple dedicated to Baglamukhi (Pitambara Peeth) is located at Datia in Madhya Pradesh.