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About Maha Prathyangira Devi, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Prathyangira, additionally called Narasimhi, Narashimhika and Atharvana Bhadrakali is a Hindu Goddess related with Shakti. She is a type of Adi Parashakti and is the partner of Sharabha. She is depicted as a goddess with a male lion’s face and a female human body. She holds the joined dangerous force of Vishnu, Shiva and Shakti. This blend of lion and human structures addresses the equilibrium of good and fiendishness. In Shaktism, Pratyangira is Siddhilakshmi, a type of Guhya Kali. In Vaishnavism, Pratyangira is Narasimhi, the force of Narasimha symbol. In Durga custom, Pratyangira is Purna Chandi, the searing dangerous force of Brahman. In the Vedas, Pratyangira is Adharvana Bhadrakali, the goddess of Adharva Veda and otherworldly spells. Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi is an incredible Devi who is said to have annihilated Sarabheswara’s haughtiness. Sarabheswara is an ugra symbol of Bhagwaan Siva. She is otherwise called Narasimhika, “She who is the Ferocious Half Human Half Lion of Courage”.

History and Legend :

Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is an amazing Devi who is said to have obliterated Sarabeshwara’s pomposity. (Sarabheswara is a symbol of Siva). She is otherwise called Narasimhika (in the Kalisahasranama Stotram): She who is the Ferocious Half Human Half Lion of Courage. It is said that when Narashimhika shakes her Lion’s Mane, she tosses the stars into chaos. She is encompassed as rapture in the letter “Ksham”.

Puranas recount various starting points for Maha Prathiyangara Devi. Some say that Prathiyangara Devi arose out from the third eye of Sarabheswarar (appearance of Bhagwaan Shiva) with 1,008 lion faces, 2,016 hands and a blood-stained tongue jutting out. She assisted with decreasing the fierceness of Bhagwaan Narashima.

Others say that when every one of the Gods were defenseless to placate Bhagwaan Narashima, the three Goddess Parvathi Devi, Saraswathi Devi and Lakshmi Devi made Prathiyangara Devi and sent her to wild Bhagwaan Narashima, who was obliterating the entire world get-togethers stifled the Demon King Hiranyakashipu. At the point when Prathiyangara Devi sat on Bhagwaan Narashima’s thigh he was quieted down.

Some accept that in old occasions when two rishis, Prathiyangira and Angiras, were contemplating, they found a goddess through a Moola Mantram who was anonymous. Later she special the rishis by naming herself after them, and subsequently she was called Prathiyangara Devi.

Since this incredible deity(who placated the lion-man manifestation of Vishnu) is supposed to be effectively satisfied, when the legitimate penance offer. She is said to allow the aid of any nature, her love was typically saved covered in mystery for ages as the sages considered getting her far from falling into some unacceptable hands. It was asserted in the epic Ramayana that the invulnerable child, Indrajit, of Ravana would have carried triumph to Ravana by overcoming his adversaries (Bhagwaan Rama and his siblings), if the third evening of yaga was not upset by the god Hanuman.

Architecture of Maha Prathyangira Devi, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Other Gods who are also shrined in the renowned temple are Goddess Varahi, Goddess Neela Saraswathi, Bhagwaan Sarabheswara, Bhagwaan Ganesha, Bhagwaan Muruga, Bhagwaan Panjamukha Anjaneya, Bhagwaan Agni, Goddess Kaalikaambal, Bhagwaan Ayyapa, Bhagwaan Saniswara, Bhagwaan Narasimha, Bhagwaan Rahu and Ketu, Bhagwaan (Guruvayoorappan) and Bhagwaan Shiva.

How to reach Maha Prathyangira Devi, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu?

By Train: Yeshvantpur railway station
By Air: Bengaluru international airport

Maha Prathyangira Devi, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Timings

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( weekdays )

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Sunday )

4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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