Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi Temple
|Wednesday||8 am–12:30 pm, 4–7:45 pm|
|Thursday||8 am–12:30 pm, 4–7:45 pm|
|Friday||8 am–12:30 pm, 4–7:45 pm|
|Saturday||8 am–12:30 pm, 4–7:45 pm|
|Sunday||8 am–12:30 pm, 4–7:45 pm|
|Monday||8 am–12:30 pm, 4–7:45 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am–12:30 pm, 4–7:45 pm|
Explorers will be captivated with the flawlessly painted rajagopuram that welcomes guests to the sanctuary worked according to the Vaastu shastra. An engaging consecrated complex cherishes Goddess Varahi, Goddess Neela Saraswathi, Bhagwaan Sarabeswara, Bhagwaan Ganesha, Bhagwaan Muruga, Bhagwaan Panjamukha Anjaneya, Bhagwaan Agni, Bhagwaan Ayyappa, Bhagwaan Narsimha, God Rahu, God Ketu, Bhagwaan Shiva, Goddess Kalikambal, Bhagwaan Saneeswara and Bhagwaan Guruvayurappa.
Aficionados can likewise love Sri Panchamukhi Hanuman, Uchista Ganapati, Chandrashtama Ganapati, Annapoorni, Chamunda Bhadrakali, Gaytri devi, Akasa Lingeswara, Sri Nagaraja Karkodaga Swamy, Ashta Parivarars Nagas, Garudan, Chamunda Bhadrakali, Sri Karupanna Swamy, Aghora Veerbhadra Swamy, Indrakshi devi, Dakshinamurthy and Bhairavar.
Individuals will be charmed to become familiar with the legends identifying with the sanctuary. It is accepted that Prathyangira Devi started from the third eye of Bhagwaan Shiva and appeared as a half human and half lion.
Legends express that every one of the Gods mentioned Bhagwaan Shiva to mollify the resentment of Narsimha Swamy who was in rage after he killed the devil Hriyanyakashyap. Ruler Shiva accepting manifestation as Bhagwaan Sarabeeshwara conjuring the three shaktis (Parvati, Mahalakshmi and Saraswathi) however he was unable to battle against Narsimha Swami who appeared as Gandaberunda.
As such Goddess Parvati showed as Prathyangira and stopped the battle among Sarabeeshwara and Ganaberunda. It is accepted that she had the forces of Bhagwaan Shiva, Bhagwaan Vishnu and Goddess Parvati. There are other fanciful stories related to the Goddess who is additionally famous as Narsimhi or Narashimika.
How to reach ?
- By Train: Chennai central and Chennai egmore railway stations
- By Air: Chennai international airport
- By Bus: Chennai Mofussil bus terminal