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Goddess Pitambara Devi – About Pitambara Maa

Goddess Pitambara Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is popularly known as Goddess Bagalamukhi. Goddess Pitambara Devi is one of the Mahavidyas. She is popularly known as Pitambara Maa to her devotees.

Pitambara Devi turns each thing into its opposite. She turns speech into silence, knowledge into ignorance, power into impotence, defeat into victory. She represents the knowledge whereby all desires and things present in the universe must in time become its opposite. She helps a devotee to see the failure hidden in success, the death hidden in life, or the joy hidden in sorrow. Pitambara Devi is the secret presence of the opposite wherein all animate and inanimate is returned back into the primordial source.

There are several legends associated with Goddess Pitambara Devi.

A popular legend says that Goddess Shakti took the form of Pitambara Devi to protect the universe from a huge storm that had the capacity to destroy the universe.

Pitambara Devi is the eighth Mahavidya among the 10 Mahavidyas.

The goddess is worshipped in the form a powerful yantra.

Goddess Pitambara Devi is worshipped at the Peetambra Peeth at Datia in Madhya Pradesh.