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Kurukulla Devi In Hindu Religion

Kurukulla Devi is a goddess in Tantra. As per Hindu religion scholars and tantrics, she is a manifestation of Goddess Kali. Goddess Kurukulla Devi is also known as Kulla and Kulluka Kulakamada in Kali Sahasranama Stotra. Bhairava Tantra refers to her in the conversation between Bhairava and Bhairavi.

In Sri Mahakali Yantra there are five low-faced triangles which represent the five Shakta adhisthanas of Mahakali. Each deity emanating from the great Goddess has a sharp weapon in her hand and is black in color, wearing a garland of human heads. In the first patala there are Kali, Kapalini, and Kulla; in the second, Kurukulla, Virodhini and Viprachitta; in the third, Ugra, Ugra Prabha and Dipta; in the fourth, Nila, Ghani and Balaka and in the fifth, Matra Mudra and Mita.

Kali’s hidden power is thus sheltered in these five patalas (low-faced triangles). Kurukulla is, virtually, Kalika herself in the Nagayajnopaviti form. Kali is the first among the ten Mahavidyas. Persons not knowing the order are excluded from her ritual.

Special Kali Puja rites are found in Kali Tantra and Bhairava Tantra.

Bhairava Tantra traes fifteen manifestations of Kali, which are symbolically propitiated.

Kurukulla is generally invoked for Vashikaran (enchantment). Her propitiatory rite is fully described in the Sadhanamala text. 

Kurukulla Devi Beej Mantra

Om Kurukulla Hum Hrih Swaha 

Kurukulla in Buddhism

She is a popular deity in Tibet. Her images are numerously painted in the illuminated manuscripts of Pancaraksha and Prajnaparamita texts.

Kurukulla is a female emanation of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Fourteen forms of Kurukulla are known from paintings of Nepalese artists. Six of these forms are:
  1. Kurukulla with one face and two, four, six or eight arms
  2. Shukla Kurukulla with two arms
  3. Tarodbhava Kurukulla with four arms
  4. Uddiyana Kurukulla with four arms
  5. Ashtabhuja Kurukulla
  6. Mayajalakrama Kurukulla