Bagalamukhi” is derived from “Bagala” (distortion of the original Sanskrit root “valgā”) and “mukha”, meaning “bridle” and “face”, respectively. Thus, the name means one whose face has the power to capture or control. She thus represents the hypnotic power of the Goddess.
Bagalamukhi has a golden complexion and her dress is yellow. She sits in a golden throne in the midst of an ocean of nectar full of yellow lotuses. A crescent moon adorns her head. Two descriptions of the goddess are found in various texts- The Dwi-Bhuja (two handed), and the Chaturbhuja (Four handed). She holds a club in her right hand with which she beats a demon, while pulling his tongue out with her left hand.
This image is sometimes interpreted as an exhibition of stambhana, the power to stun or paralyze an enemy into silence. This is one of the boons for which Bagalamukhi’s devotees worship her. Bagalamukhi is also called Pitambaradevi or Brahmastra Roopini and she turns each thing into its opposite. She turns speech into silence, knowledge into ignorance, power into impotence, defeat into victory.
Benefits of Bagalamukhi Puja:
1.One becomes wealthy, steady and accomplished.
2.Good Fortune comes gradually.
3.Long Life, Sons, Daughters
4.One becomes free from Fever.
5.It destroys all the hurdles and enemies of his life.
6.Remove the hard competition, and help him to achieve success in life.