Nirrti | Niruthi Dikpala | Guardian Goddess of Southwest direction

Nirrti is considered as the goddess of miseries and sorrows, one of the guardians of southwest directions. She is also considered as an incarnation of Mata Parvati, and was mentioned in Rigveda and in other famous sacred Hindu texts. She is also mentioned as living in the kingdom of the dead. She wears black dress and golden ornaments and contains bright look with charming face. The divine crow is her vehicle.

According to ancient Puranas, she was born after the birth of Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. So Nirrti is the elder sister of Lakshmi. Lakshmi presides on wealth, whereas Nirrti presides on sorrows. She is the ultimate giver of all the miseries and sorrows based on our bad karmic deeds. By worshipping her with pure devotion, our sorrows will be reduced to certain extent in our life. Being the avatar of Mata Parvati, she acts as an affectionate mother to us, and always tries to shower her divine blessings on us.

Though there are no notable temples dedicated to her, we can worship her by reciting her slokas and chanting her various names.

By worshipping her with utmost faith, we can get the following benefits:

1. Relief from miseries and sorrows

2. Avoidance of unnatural death

3. Relaxation in mind and body

4. Unwanted, bad and suicidal thoughts will be removed from our mind

5. Death fear will not occur

6. Enemies will become our dear friends

7. Improvement in career path

8. Will get good respect in the society

9. Life will become peaceful and prosperous

Hence by worshipping Mata Nirrti Devi, we would get the above mentioned benefits in our life. It is always advisable to chant her glory and praise her with pure bhakti in our mind.

Let us worship the holy divine mother and be blessed.

“OM SREE MATA NIRRTI DEVIYE NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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