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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Maha Pratyangira Devi Temple

The Maha Pratyangira Devi Temple is located in Sholinganallur, Chennai.
The temple is around 2 km from the OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road) main road. The Maha Pratyangira Devi Temple is dedicated to Divine Mother Shakti as Maha Pratyangira Devi.
Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi is a powerful Devi who is said to have destroyed Sarabheswara's arrogance. Sarabheswara is a ugra avatar of Siva. She is also known as Narasimhika [ in Kalisahasranama Stotram] : She who is the Ferocious Half Human Half Lion of Courage. It is said that when Narashimhika shake her Lion's Mane, she throws the stars into disarray.
She is enveloped as bliss in the letter "Ksham".Sri Pratyangira Devi is also associated with Sri Cakra. She is considered to be a powerful repellent of the influences generated by witch-craft.
 In Sri Cakra worship, she protects the devotees against all odds and guides him/her along the right path.In some image she is shown as dark complexion, terrible in aspect, having a lion's face with reddened eyes and riding a lion or wearing black garments, she wears garland of human skulls; her hair strands on end, and she holds a trident, a serpent in the form of a noose, a hand-drum and a skull in her four hands.
She is also associates with Bhairava, and she has a variant form viz Atharvana-Bhadra-Kali.

Give below is Pratyangira maha mantra.

"OM HREEM KSHAM BHAKSHA JVAALA JIHVEY PRATYANGIREY KSHAM HREEMHUM PHATT OM HREEM DHUM UTTHISHTA PURUSHI KIM SWABHISHI BHAYAM MEYSAMUPASTITHAM YATHI SHAKYAM ASHAKYAM VAA THANN MEY BHAGAWATHI SAMYASAMYA SWAHA DHUM HRIM OM"
 

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