Baglamukhi Jayanti

Published On : April 11, 2024  |  Author : Astrologer Pt Umesh Chandra Pant

Baglamukhi Jayanti And Its Importance

It goes without saying that when the collective efforts of Gods to save the earth from a destructive demonic force fail to yield peace for the oppressed ones and protect the fabric of religions, then they resort to the prayer of the ultimate divine force to intervene and end the threat.

Various tales in mythological books talk at length about how gods resorted to such options when the going got tough. Similarly, when Sata Yuga witnessed the unbridled tyranny of demonic forces, then Lord Vishnu prayed, which paved the path for generating a cosmic power known as goddess Baglamukhi. Celebrated joyfully, Baglamukhi Jayanti commemorates goddess Baglamukhi, also known as Balgamukhi or Pitambara.

Considered as one of the most powerful deities, goddess Baglamukhi stands for “rein in”. Meaning, the deity is the divine force who can neutralise any threat. She is bejewelled with various fineries. She grants the wishes of her devotees. She likes yellow colour. Her face bears a divine radiance. She is the divinity who removes the sufferings of her devotees. She is the divine force who can nullify any threat. Baglamukhi Jayanti is celebrated on Ashtami of Shukla Paksha during Vaishakh month. The celebration of Baglamukhi Jayanti follows various forms of pujas and Anushthan rituals done by the devotees, at various places. Special Anushthan rituals dedicated to subverting inimical elements in life are also organised on this day.

Stories Of Goddess Baglamukhi

Various tales talk at length about the divine power of goddess Baglamukhi. According to one of them, a very powerful and destructive storm set in during Sat Yuga. Despite the collective efforts of gods, the subversive storm continued unabated. At last, they requested Lord Shiva to put an end to the danger. Shiva, then asked Lord Vishnu to please Adi Shakti.

Lord Vishnu observed meditation/austerities at the bank of Haridra Sarovar (the lake of turmeric). His rigorous austerities finally pleased goddess Baglamukhi who was clad in yellow clothes and emitted with deific radiance. That’s the genesis of goddess Baglamukhi. Since then, she is being worshipped graciously by her devotees who use yellow things to please the divine being. Baglamukhi Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the deity’s contribution to saving the world from catastrophic storms.

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