Bagalamukhi is one of the Ten Mahavidyas symbolizing potent female primeval force and worshipped with great love and emotion in Hinduism, commonly known as Pitambari Maa in North India. She is worshipped as the one who clears the illusions and confusions of devotees and makes them aware to proceed on a clear path in their life. There are multiple stories of her origin but the most accepted one being, as portrayed in the sculpture on this page, demonstrating her violent side, as she was prayed to by other gods to stop the demon, Madan, from his rampage of killing people and to do so she pulled out his tongue to prevent the power of speech.
This huge statue structured with artists’ utmost care and concern depicts her in the same posture, pulling out Madan’s tongue with her left hand, and it seems to be a common tactic used by this scorned goddess and right hand is in Abhaya Mudra; other two hands hold a weapon similar to a club, for killing and a lotus respectively. Bagalamukhi, as the name says, is depicted with a crane (her sacred vehicle) towards her right on the thick pedestal and towards her left is the demon Madan kneeled down, holding his weapons and tongue being pulled out.
This goddess is majorly associated with yellow or golden color; sits on a large golden throne carved sumptuously forming an artistic curvy yet circular aureole at the back having an umbrella like top surrounded by hanging bells; she has a golden complexion, clad in golden colored saree forming even pleats at the bottom, adorned with golden garland of flowers and jewels. This heavy sculpture of Bagalamukhi catches the sight of the viewers because of its magnified form and honor.