Goddess Bagalmukhi is one of the mahavidyas who is attributed with the destruction of the enemies. She is often depicted as having a golden complexion and her dress is yellow in colour. She is seen sitting on a golden throne in the midst of an ocean of nectar which is full of yellow lotuses. She has a crescent moon on her head. She is seen holding a club in her hand while pulling the tongue of the demon with the other hand. This god represents the power of hypnotism.
She is often associated with stambana which is the power to paralyse the enemy into silence. Many devotees worship her for this reason. She is also known as Pitambaradevi or Brahmastra Roopini who turns every thing into its opposite. She turns speech into silence, knowledge into ignorance , power into impotence, defeat into victory.
Goddess Bagalamukhi represents the knowledge whereby each thing will in time become its opposite. This signifies the cycle of life wherein what goes up will always come down and vice versa.
There are many temples associated with this Goddess Bagalmukhi in Himachal Pradesh , Madhya Pradesh and Nepal. She is mainly worshipped according to tantric ritual to defeat the enemies. It paralyses the enemies by decreasing their power and making them helpless. People use the Bagalmukhi yantra for this purpose and also to protect themselves from enemies and evils.
Goddess Bagalmukhi Mantra:
Om hreem sarva dushtaanaam vaacham mukham paadam stambhaya
jihvyam kilaya buddhim vinaashaya hleem om swaha
prapadya sharanam deveem shri kamakhyam sureshwari
shivasya dayitaam shuddham kamakhyam kama roopineem