Bagala or Bagalamukhi is the eighth Mahavidya out of the powerful 10 Mahavidyas. She is identified with the second night of courage and is the power or Shakti against cruelty.
She is described as the Devi with three eyes, wearing yellow clothes and gems, moon as her diadem, wearing champaka blossoms, with one hand holding the tongue of an enemy and with the left hand stunning him.
means "The Crane-Headed One". This bird is thought of as the essence of deceit. She rules magic for the suppression of an enemy's gossip. These enemies also have an inner meaning, and the peg she puts through the tongue may be construed as a peg or paralysis of our own prattling talk. She rules deceit which is at the heart of most speech. She can in this sense be considered as a Bhairavi form of Matrika Devi, the mother of all speech. According to Todala Tantra, her male consort is Maharudra.
Seated on the right of Bagala is the Maharudra, with one face, who dissolves the universe.
The Bagalamukhi Mantra as per Mantra Mahodadhi:
"Om Hlreem Sarva Dusthaanaam Vaacham Mukham Paadam stambhaya jihvyam kilaya buddhim vinaashaya Hlreem Om Swaha"