Śrī Bagalāmukhī Ṣaṭ-triṃśadyakṣari Mantraḥ (श्री बगलामुखी षट् त्रिंशद्यक्षरि मन्त्रः)

Source :- Tantrasāra Tantram.

Purpose :- To attain power of speech, all worldly achievements, wealth, status, getting rid of enemies, fears, etc., as well as self-realization and liberation.

Special Note :- Yellow clothing is suggested for the recitation of the mantra. A turmeric seed mālā can be used for quicker results and relief from enemies.

1. viniyogaḥ (विनियोगः) :-

om̐ asya śrī bagalāmukhī mantrasya

nārada ṛṣiḥ

triṣṭup chandaḥ

śrībagalāmukhī devatā

hrīm̐ bījaṃ

svāhā śaktiḥ

om̐ kīlakaṃ

mamābhīṣṭa siddhyarthe ca śatrūṇāṃ stambhanārthe jape viniyogaḥ

ॐ अस्य श्री बगलामुखी मन्त्रस्य ।

नारद ऋषिः ।

त्रिष्टुप् छन्दः ।

श्रीबगलामुखी देवता ।

ह्रीँ बीजं ।

स्वाहा शक्तिः ।

ॐ कीलकं ।

ममाभीष्ट सिद्ध्यर्थे च शत्रूणां स्तम्भनार्थे जपे विनियोगः ॥

Meaning:- This prayer/mantra japa is to invoke Śrī Bagalāmukhī and perform Her mantra japa to obtain Her complete grace in all aspects, and specifically to silence all enemies and remove all obstacles, as well as, to obtain the four puruṣārthas: dharma (justice, law), artha (wealth), kāma (desires) and mokṣa (liberation). The sage (ṛṣiḥ) is the divine seer Nārada, the meter (chandas) for the mantra is Triṣṭup and the deity is Śrī Bagalāmukhī, the seed (bījaṃ) is hrīm̐, the power or śakti is svāhā. The key (kīlakaṃ) to unlock the mantra is om̐.

2. ṛṣyādi nyāsa ( ऋष्यादि न्यास ) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

nārada ṛṣaye namaḥ śirasi

नारद ऋषये नमः शिरसि

Open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead with the ring and thumb fingers joined at the top.

2

triṣṭup chandase namaḥ mukhe

त्रिष्टुप् छन्दसे नमः मुखे

Now touch the lips of the mouth with the above mudrā.

3

śrībagalāmukhī devatāyai namaḥ hṛdi

श्रीबगलामुखी देवतायै नमः हृदि

Touch the heart with the right palm.

4

hrīm̐ bījāya namaḥ guhye

ह्रीँ बीजाय नमः गुह्ये

Touch the genitalia with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

5

svāhā śaktaye namaḥ pādayoḥ

स्वाहा शक्तये नमः पादयोः

Touch the feet with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

6

om̐ kīlakāya namaḥ nābhau

ॐ कीलकाय नमः नाभौ

Touch the navel area with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

7

sarvārtha siddhyarthe jape viniyogāya namaḥ sarvāṅge

सर्वार्थ सिद्ध्यर्थे जपे विनियोगाय नमः सर्वाङ्गे

Run both the palms all over the body.

8

iti ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ

इति ऋष्यादि न्यासः

 

3. karanyāsaḥ (करन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hlrīm̐ aṅguṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्ल्रीँ अङ्गुष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs.

2

bagalāmukhi tarjanībhyāṃ namaḥ

बगलामुखि तर्जनीभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers.

3

sarvaduṣṭānāṃ madhyamābhyāṃ namaḥ

सर्वदुष्टानां मध्यमाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the middle fingers.

4

vācaṃ mukhaṃ padaṃ stambhaya anāmikābhyāṃ namaḥ

वाचं मुखं पदं स्तम्भय अनामिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the ring fingers.

5

jihvāṃ kīlaya kaniṣṭhikābhyāṃ namaḥ

जिह्वां कीलय कनिष्ठिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the little fingers.

6

buddhiṃ vināśaya hlrīm̐ om̐ svāhā karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

बुद्धिं विनाशय ह्ल्रीँ ॐ स्वाहा करतलकरपृष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Open both the palms; run the opened palms of the right hand on the front and back sides of the left palm and repeat the same for the other palm.

7

iti kara nyāsaḥ

इति कर न्यासः

 

4. aṅganyāsaḥ (अङ्गन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hlrīm̐ hṛdayāya namaḥ

ॐ ह्ल्रीँ  हृदयाय नमः

Open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.

2

bagalāmukhi śirase svāhā

बगलामुखि शिरसे स्वाहा

Open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.

3

sarvaduṣṭānāṃ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

सर्वदुष्टानां शिखायै वषट्

Open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where the tuft of hair, is kept.

4

vācaṃ mukhaṃ padaṃ stambhaya kavacāya hum̐

वाचं मुखं पदं स्तम्भय कवचाय हुँ

Cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips.

5

jihvāṃ kīlaya netratrayāya vauṣaṭ

जिह्वां कीलय नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

Touch the eyes with the right index and ring fingers, with the middle finger touching the ājña cakra.

6

buddhiṃ vināśaya hlrīm̐ om̐ svāhā astrāya phaṭ

बुद्धिं विनाशय ह्ल्रीँ ॐ स्वाहा अस्त्राय फट्

Open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand.

7

iti ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ

इति षडङ्ग न्यासः

 

bhūr-bhuva-ssuvarom-iti digbandhaḥ

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्बन्धः॥

May all the directions be sealed and may no thoughts or disturbances impact our ability to recite the hymn.

5. dhyānaṃ (ध्यानं) :-

sauvarṇāsana saṃsthitā trinayanāṃ pītāṃśukollāsinīm hemābhāṅgaruciṃ śaśāṅka mukuṭāṃ saccampaka sragyutām

hastairmudgara pāśa vajra rasanāḥ saṃbibhratīṃ bhūṣaṇai rvyāptāṅgīṃ bagalamukhīṃ trijagatāṃ saṃstambhinīṃ ciṃtayet ॥

सौवर्णासन संस्थिता त्रिनयनां पीतांशुकोल्लासिनीम् हेमाभाङ्गरुचिं शशाङ्क मुकुटां सच्चम्पक स्रग्युताम् ।

हस्तैर्मुद्गर पाश वज्र रसनाः संबिभ्रतीं भूषणै र्व्याप्ताङ्गीं बगलमुखीं त्रिजगतां संस्तम्भिनीं चिंतयेत् ॥

Meaning :- Salutations to the Divine Mother Bagalāmukhi, who has three eyes (fully activated ājñā cakra) and is seated on a golden throne adorned with jewels. She is yellow in complexion and appearance, as well as dressed in yellow garments, yellow colored jewels and a garland of yellow flowers and Her limbs are golden in color. She holds a cudgel, noose, lightning bolt and catching the tongue of enemies. She is adorned with jewels of all types and She wields the power to paralyze all the three realms and triads.

She smashes the arrogance of the enemies with Her cudgel and silences them completely (removes our ego and silences our speech and thoughts, with uniform breath). The noose reins in all the lost souls and the lightning bolt is to demonstrate Her brilliance and light upon those seeking Her grace. Her act of holding the tongue, is to subdue the enemies from uttering anything against us.

6. Pañcapūjā (पञ्चपूजा) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi

लँ - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the little fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

2

ham̐ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi

हँ - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the thumbs of both hands with the upper tip/nails of the index fingers, with the back of the hand facing us.

3

yam̐ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi

यँ - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the index fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

4

ram̐ - agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi

रँ - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the middle fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

5

vam̐ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi

वँ - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the ring fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

6

sam̐ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi

सँ - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि

Hold the fingers of each palm in a folded manner with the tips of each fingers of both hands touching each other and the thumbs facing the heart, in a Namaste position.

7. Japamālā mantraṃ (जपमाला मन्त्रं) :-

Recite the below mantra once, to pray to the japa māla and invoke the blessings for a fruitful japa.

om̐ māṃ māle mahāmāye sarvamantra svarūpiṇi ।
caturvarga stvayinyasta stasmānye siddhidā bhava ॥

ॐ मां माले महामाये सर्वमन्त्र स्वरूपिणि ।
चतुर्वर्ग स्त्वयिन्यस्त स्तस्मान्ये सिद्धिदा भव

8. Guru Mantra (गुरु मन्त्र) :-

Recite the following guru mantra once, to seek the blessings of all gurus and the Guru.

om̐ hrīm̐ siddhaguro prasīda hrīm̐ om̐ ।

ॐ ह्रीं सिद्धगुरो प्रसीद ह्रीं ॐ ।

9. Utkīlana mantra (उत्कीलन मन्त्र) :-

Recite the following impurities removing mantra ten times –

om̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ svāhā ।

ॐ ह्रीँ क्लीँ स्वाहा ।

10. Sañjīvana mantra (सञ्जीवन मन्त्र) :-

Recite the following life-infusing mantra ten times –

om̐ hrīm̐ svāhā ।

ॐ ह्रीँ स्वाहा ।

Alternately, the following mantra can be used as well.

hrīm̐ om̐ svāhā ।

ह्रीँ ॐ स्वाहा ।

11. Śāpavimocana mantra (शापविमोचन मन्त्र) :-

Recite the following curse removing mantra ten times –

om̐ hrīm̐ bagale rudraśāpa vimocaya hrīm̐ om̐ ।

ॐ ह्रीँ बगले रुद्रशाप विमोचय ह्रीँ ॐ ।

12. Jāgarana mantra (जागरन मन्त्र) :-

Recite the following awakening mantra ten times –

krīm̐ hlrīm̐ klīm̐ oṃ hlrīm̐ bagalāmukhi sarvaduṣṭānāṃ vācaṃ mukhaṃ padaṃ staṃbhaya jihvāṃ kīlaya buddhiṃ

vināśaya hlrīm̐ oṃ svāhā krīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ ।

क्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ॐ ह्ल्रीँ बगलामुखि सर्वदुष्टानां वाचं मुखं पदं स्तंभय जिह्वां कीलय बुद्धिं विनाशय ह्ल्रीँ ॐ स्वाहा क्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ।

13. Atha Śrī Bagalāmukhī Catustriṃśadyakṣari Mantraḥ (अथ श्री बगलामुखी षट् त्रिंशद्यक्षरि मन्त्रः)

Following is the 36 lettered Śrī Bagalāmukhī mantra, that should be recited at least 108 times (1 mālā)

om̐ hlrīm̐ bagalāmukhi sarvaduṣṭānāṃ vācaṃ mukhaṃ padaṃ staṃbhaya jihvāṃ kīlaya buddhiṃ vināśaya hlrīm̐ om̐ svāhā ।

ॐ ह्ल्रीँ बगलामुखि सर्वदुष्टानां वाचं मुखं पदं स्तंभय जिह्वां कीलय बुद्धिं विनाशय ह्ल्रीँ ॐ स्वाहा ।

Meaning:-

The sthiramāyā bīja (seed) mantra hlī represents curbing and silencing (stambhana) of all enemies, internal and external, as well as obstacles in our material and spiritual progress. It consists of the letter ‘ha’ which is the ākāśa tattva representing the vast sky and the infinite space – ether and also Parāśiva representing perfect knowledge, pure bliss and dissolution of all sin and also prāṇa, the vital life-sustaining breath. The letter ‘la’ represents the earth or pṛthvi tattva, signifying stability and grounded nature. The letter ‘ī’ represents Mahāmāyā, the virtual reality. Lastly, the letter ‘m̐is nāda-bindu that dispels sorrow. Together, the signification is towards calming our taste, hunger, greed, speech and internal chatter in the mind, stabilizing the prāṇa or breath, which then leads to higher states of meditation to herald a spiritual transformation in due course of time. This mantra is also interpreted for calming the speech of the external opponents, when seen in the context of being a bīja mantra of Śrī Bagalāmukhī Devi as the most powerful brahmāstra vidya, which destroys all karmas and worries, impacting our material and spiritual progress.

The letter ‘ra’ is agni (fire) and it’s addition to the mantra hlīm̐, makes is hlrīm̐. This addition adds great aggression to the mantra and makes the overall mantra much stronger. In the Sāṃkhyāyana tantra, it is written that without the addition of ‘ra’, the bīja (seed) mantra hlīm̐, is not effective and does not produce any results. It is however not the case with other tantras such as Puraścaryārṇava tantra, where the hlīmantra is used instead of hlrī.

“sarva-duṣṭānāṃ” means all enemies, internal and external.  The word “vācaṃ” is speech, “mukhaṃ” is mouth, “stambhaya” means stalling, “jihvāṃ” means tongue, “kīlaya” is pinning down, “buddhiṃ” is intelligence, “vināśaya” is destruction.

The praṇava mantra, also referred to as Śabda Brahman, is om̐. It represents the primordial sound, auspiciousness and is the singular reality Itself manifested in the form of sound. All other sounds and waves are said to have emanated from this mantra.

The oblation offering mantra is svāhā. It is for partaking all the offerings from us, by the Divine.

The mantra overall, is for driving away all the enemies, external and internal. In the external context, it is for stalling the speech of the enemies, destroying their intelligence and making them go wayward and preventing them from causing any type of harm to us. In the internal context, it is meant to destroy loose talk and help us stabilize our mind by destroying thought processes and engage in deep contemplation of the divine.

14. aṅganyāsaḥ (अङ्गन्यासः)

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hlrīm̐ hṛdayāya namaḥ

ॐ ह्ल्रीँ  हृदयाय नमः

Open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.

2

bagalāmukhi śirase svāhā

बगलामुखि शिरसे स्वाहा

Open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.

3

sarvaduṣṭānāṃ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

सर्वदुष्टानां शिखायै वषट्

Open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where the tuft of hair, is kept.

4

vācaṃ mukhaṃ padaṃ stambhaya kavacāya hum̐

वाचं मुखं पदं स्तम्भय कवचाय हुँ

Cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips.

5

jihvāṃ kīlaya netratrayāya vauṣaṭ

जिह्वां कीलय नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

Touch the eyes with the right index and ring fingers, with the middle finger touching the ājña cakra.

6

buddhiṃ vināśaya hlrīm̐ om̐ svāhā astrāya phaṭ

बुद्धिं विनाशय ह्ल्रीँ ॐ स्वाहा अस्त्राय फट्

Open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand.

7

iti ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ

इति षडङ्ग न्यासः

 

bhūr-bhuva-ssuvarom-iti digvimokaḥ ॥

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्विमोकः॥

15. dhyānaṃ (ध्यानं) :-

sauvarṇāsana saṃsthitā trinayanāṃ pītāṃśukollāsinīm hemābhāṅgaruciṃ śaśāṅka mukuṭāṃ saccampaka sragyutām ।

hastairmudgara pāśa vajra rasanāḥ saṃbibhratīṃ bhūṣaṇai rvyāptāṅgīṃ bagalamukhīṃ trijagatāṃ saṃstambhinīṃ ciṃtayet ॥

सौवर्णासन संस्थिता त्रिनयनां पीतांशुकोल्लासिनीम् हेमाभाङ्गरुचिं शशाङ्क मुकुटां सच्चम्पक स्रग्युताम् ।

हस्तैर्मुद्गर पाश वज्र रसनाः संबिभ्रतीं भूषणै र्व्याप्ताङ्गीं बगलमुखीं त्रिजगतां संस्तम्भिनीं चिंतयेत् ॥

16. Pañcapūjā (पञ्चपूजा) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi

लँ - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the little fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

2

ham̐ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi

हँ - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the thumbs of both hands with the upper tip/nails of the index fingers, with the back of the hand facing us.

3

yam̐ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi

यँ - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the index fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

4

ram̐ - agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi

रँ - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the middle fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

5

vam̐ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi |

वँ - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि।

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the ring fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

6

sam̐ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi

सँ - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि

Hold the fingers of each palm in a folded manner with the tips of each fingers of both hands touching each other and the thumbs facing the heart, in a Namaste position.

17. Samarpaṇam (समर्पणम्) :-

Take water in uttaraṇi (spoon) and by reciting the following śloka, offer the water to the earth.

guhyātiguhyagoptrī tvaṁ gṛhāṇāsmat-kṛtaṁ japam।
siddhirbhavatu me devi tvatprasādānmayi sthirā ॥

गुह्यातिगुह्यगोप्त्री त्वं गृहाणास्मात्कृतं जपम्।
सिद्धिर्भवतु मे देवि त्वत्प्रसादान्मयि स्तिरा॥

18. japānaṃtaraṃ mālāmantraṃ (जपानंतरं मालामन्त्रं) :-

Recite the below śloka and mantra, followed by placing the māla upon the top of the head and then place it back in the māla bag and conceal it. It should NOT be worn.

śloka॥ om̐ tvaṃ māle sarvadevānāṃ prītidā śubhadā bhava।

śubhaṃ kuruṣya me bhadre yaśo vīryaṃ ca dehime॥

श्लोक॥ ॐ त्वं माले सर्वदेवानां प्रीतिदा शुभदा भव।

शुभं कुरुष्य मे भद्रे यशो वीर्यं च देहिमे॥

mantra॥ om̐ hrīm̐ siddhyai namaḥ॥

मन्त्र॥ ॐ ह्रीं सिद्ध्यै नमः॥

19. Puraścaraṇa (पुरश्चरण) :-

Japa

100,000

Homa

10,000

Tarpaṇa

1,000

Mārjana

100

Bhojana

10