Goddess Akilandeshwari, Goddess Akilandeshwari Devi. Significance of Goddess Akilandeshwari Mata, Akhilandeshwari Mata and the importance. Maa Akhilandeshwari.
Goddess Akhilandeshwari is one among them and is one of the forms of the Hindu goddess parvati. Goddess Parvati has other forms too such as meenakshi, kamakshi, and vishalakshmi.
The name of this deity Akhilandeshwari is quite different and popular and meaning of the name being “never not broken” and is also known as rowdra swaroopini meaning a person who has lots of anger. Therefore people used to worship the goddess from outside it. Many of her paintings are depicted riding her on the back of a crocodile too.
Akhilandeshwari signifies that fear is a powerful source of energy but one which is misdirected. People have derived from her things that are positive and fearless, strength in being imperfect and also how to transform fear into creativity has been known to her.
There is also an interesting story revolving her. Adhi Shankara did not like it when people were afraid to worship the goddess inside her sanctrum or sannidhi as it was called. For which he designed a special Siva chakram and begged the goddess to let the anger within her, flow inside these chakras and be used as useful form of energy for people. She wears the chakras on her ears.
The very much famous abode of the goddess is in Trichy district and is known as Thiruvanaikka temple, it has been said that the goddess had worshipped lord Shiva in this temple. Signifying which even to this day the priest dressed up in a sari performs the pooja. Devotees and pilgrims from near and far come to this place to take the blessings of the goddess and acknowledge her power and worship her!!