Significance of Pratyangira Devi

Goddess Pratyangira Devi

Goddess Pratyangira Devi

Significance of Pratyangira Devi… Pratyangira Devi is an avatar of Parvati Devi. She is also a form of Adi Parashakti and is the consort of Sharabeswarar, a form of Lord Shiva, who took the avatar to pacify Lord Narasimha. She contains lion’s face and human body and contains the combined power of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. She was created in order to protect the good ones from the evil forces. Pratyangira is also worshipped as Kali and Narasimhi by the devotees. According to the ancient Vedas, she is mentioned as the lion goddess with great protective and destructive powers.

Lord Narasimha, even after killing the demon King Hiranyakashipu was remained in anger and fiercely roared. In order to control him, Lord Shiva took the form of Sharabeswarar, and controlled his anger. At that time, with the powers of Lord Shiva and Lord Narasimha, Mata Pratyangira was formed and appeared in front of them.


By worshipping devi Pratyangira, we can get rid of problems from black magic, and also will get a healthy mind and a healthy body. Our mind will be peaceful, and the power of Devi Pratyangira will force us to do good things in our life. There are some important temples dedicated to her.


1.Sri Pratyangira Devi Temple, Sholinganallur,Chennai.
2.Sri Pratyangira Devi Temple, Ayyavadi in Thanjavur.
3.Mahapratyangiri Devi Temple, Kumbakonam
4.Sri Pratyangira Devi Temple, Turahalli, Bangalore.
5.Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi Peetam, Kodambakkam.
6.Pratyangira Devi Temple, Venkata Palem, Andhra Pradesh.
7.Pratyangira Devi Temple, Sastha Mangalam, Trivandrum, Kerala.

In temples of south India, She is also worshipped as Atharvana Bhadrakali, since she is the goddess of the Atharvana Veda. Her homams are very famous, and by doing that, we can get relieved from various health related problems and enemy related problems will also be solved immediately.

Pratyangira is considered as one of the warrior goddess and Pratyangira gives confidence and success to her devotees. Pratyangira is also mentioned in Ramayana. Pratyangira must be worshipped with sincere devotion, dedication and faith. Pratyangira can be worshipped and pujas can be done to her through the guidance of hindu priests.

She is mainly worshipped for destroying the evil forces. Doing Pratyangira Devi Homam (Havan) during Amavasya will yield good results in our life.

She will be pleased by the act of doing annadanam on Tuesdays and Fridays, and offers good boons to us. Apart from annadanam, we can also donate clothes to the roadside beggars, and to the poor people. If possible, we can help the poor people by constructing small shelters, in order to live their safely and peacefully. Whatever good acts done by us, will be pleased by the divine mother “MATA PRITYANGIRA DEVI” and will come with us in our everyday life, and will follow us like our shadow.

Let us worship the great divine mother and be blessed.

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