Bagalamukhi Temple Kangra
About Bagalamukhi Temple
Bagalamukhi or Bagala (Devnagari) is one of the ten mahavidyas (great wisdom goddesses) in Hinduism. Bagalamukhi Devi smashes the devotee's misconceptions and delusions (or the devotee's enemies) with her cudgel. The word Bagala is derived from the word Valga (meaning – bridle or the rein that we put in the mouth to control the movements of tongue and direction) which, became Vagla and then Bagla.The goddess has 108 different names (some others also call her by 1108 names). Bagalamukhi is commonly known as Pitambari Maa in North India, the goddess associated with yellow color or golden colour.
Bagalamukhi is one of the ten forms of the wisdom goddesses, symbolising the potent female primeval force. Bagulamukhi means the back side of Shiva.
The railway station of Kangra is the nearest railway station, and it lies at a distance of 14 km from Dharamshala. One can easily book a cab or take a bus from here to the destination. While in Kangra, you can hire an autorickshaw to reach the temple.
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Eighth of Dus Mahavidya, Goddess Bagalamukhi is believed to have a crane face as per the classical text. It is symbolic of her trait of being focused on her objective while waddling in the water. She has the undisputed power to protect those who worship her by controlling their enemies from harming them in any manner; thereby turning failures into achievements and defeats into victories.