bagala

Bagalamukhi, popular print, late 19th to mid-20th century, artist unknown.

Bagalamukhi, popular print, late 19th to mid-20th century, artist unknown.

Bagala Altar (at Sri Kamakhya Mahavidya Mandir, 2010-12)

Bagala Altar (at Sri Kamakhya Mahavidya Mandir, 2010-12)

I surrender to the goddess of protection, to the resplendent source of all being (Kamakhya), the supreme queen of the gods, Shiva’s beloved, the pure one, who is known as desire, whose form is desire!

Artwork credit: Bagala painting, Rajasthan, Jaipur, 19th century