Sunday, December 9, 2007

SRI MAHA PRATHYANGIRA DEVI is the goddess who saves us from fear. This temple is situated in Shoilnganallur, Chennai.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 Chakra. 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, entirely nude 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.

Here Maha Prathyangira Devi is th main Goddess and the Otheres are Lord Ganesh, Neela Saraswathi ( Goddess for Education), Mahisha varahi, AnnaPoorani ( Goddess of Food), Swami Ayyappan, Panjamuga anjaneyr ( Lord Anjaneya with 5 faces), Lordsiva, LordMuruga, Lord Nagaraja ( God of snakes).......

This temple is situated in the suburb Sholinganallur of chennai. It is exactly located in the mid of the bye-pass road that connects ECR and Sholinganallur. From thiruvanmiyur it is around 13 Kms away. Herea number of different Poojas are carried out regularlly.
The temple open from 08.00 am - 12.00 pm and in the evening , from 04.00 pm - 08.00 pm. The Abishekam to the Goddess starts by 06.00 am, but the other visitors who have not got the Abishekam ticket will be allowed only after 08.00 am.
From Thiruvanmiyur C51 is the bus that takes you directly to thee temple. But the frequency of the bus service is not so frequent. If you get down at Sholinganallur, you have to walk or get an auto for 1 Km.


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this information. We wanted to get the details of this temple but didn't know whom to contact. Your blog has given us the right directions now. Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Nice blog. There is a small correction need to be done in your prathyangira temple info. It is "Prathyangira destroyed the arrogance of Ugra Narasimha" not of "Sarabeswara" as you have mentioned. All the best for your blog

aviator said...

Thanks for the blog , it has all the information in it. Will be visiting the temple soon.

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